Alley Cat Books

3034 24th St (at Treat Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-1761
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm


  • Amazing shelf talkers.
  • Second best used book store in the city
  • Really adorable bookshop
  • The sister store of Dog Ear on Valencia. Well curated, nice staff, easy to spend hours in here.
  • Gallery in back.
  • Dogeared's little sister. Love their focus on Latinx/POC-Written books, zines and a great sci-fi collection
  • Such a cool bookstore. Great recs - it's a treasure trove inside.
  • You can spend hours there, great place and a lot of used design books at good prices
  • Come in because you're meandering. Leave knowing that you've improved your life by hitting up one of the best bookstores in SF. The pulp, the cards, the magazines, and the square dancing in the back.
  • Love it here! Great and huge mix of used and new books. Found exactly what I was looking for - although had trouble finding Twain at the bottom of the huge book-shelf.
  • Large vegetable books. Also excellent place to sell used books back.
  • Beautiful bookstore in the mission. Too easy to spent a ton of money here...
  • A great place to part with your money.
  • Excellent selection and recommendations. Hard to leave without arm-strain from carrying all the must-have books you find here.
  • 2nd Thursday's of the month there is a poetry reading! Voz Sin Tinta
  • Fantastic selection of Dalkey Archive, Melville House, NYRB, and other small presses, plus really warm + knowledgable booksellers.
  • Best in the area. Gran coleccin de literatura espaola.
  • Play a game of ping pong in the back
  • There's a ping pong table in the back:)
  • Don't miss the art books and records nestled in the back area, which at times doubles as an impromptu space for music and poetry reading.

Nearby places

2790 Harrison St (at 24th St)
3101 24th St (at Folsom St)
3130 24th St (btwn Shotwell & Folsom St)