The Booksmith

1644 Haight St (btwn Clayton & Cole St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 8:00pm


  • Look for author-signed copies
  • better card selection than most stationary & gift stores
  • A really fun book selection, for adults & kids!
  • Lots of great author talks and book signings here.
  • The employee recommendations are always really interesting. They write little blurbs underneath too that make it personal.
  • SF Weeklys Best Of 2011 Winner Editorial Pick BEST REIMAGINED BOOK STOREHandwritten recommendations next to books staffers love, & more than 200 in-store author readings per year...
  • also loved the selection of cool books like american photobooth and what your pee says about u.
  • Future of magazines this Saturday @ The Booksmith. Derek Powazek, Jen Angel, Andrew Leland, Jeremy Smith, Kevin Smokler. Philz coffee, yummy snacks, five bucks. Bring fave mags to share!
  • Nice selection!
  • Amazing bookstore!
  • Handwritten notes describe books and why you should read them. Makes me want to read everything!
  • Amazin selection and organizing. There is a lot of stuff for kids, gifts, and bookish parafernalia. We spent so much more time than we thought 'cause it's all so interesting
  • Such a nice layout and a great selection of books
  • A helpful, friendly staff will help you find the latest twee periodical or the hottest beach read, and don't miss bizarre literary happenings like Shipwreck, a fan-fiction take down.
  • Well organized and lots of staff recommendations
  • This place is amazing! Huge collection for sarcastics, rock and punk fans, illustration and design lovers.
  • This is probably my favorite book store in SF, alongside City Lights
  • Love the kids section. Great curated selection.
  • interesting eventsthe place to be for book lovers
  • The recommendations attached to the books really help make this place amazing

Nearby places

1855 Haight St (at Stanyan St)
1398 Haight St (at Masonic Ave)
1725 Haight St (btwn Cole & Shrader St)