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Alexander Book Company

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Fun to browse

Found this place on my first trip to SF. There are 3 levels and lots of variety for browsing! The... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2017
Steilacoom, Washington
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Wonderful Haven for Bookstore Mavens in Downtown San Francisco

Alexander is a wonderful haven for book loves in downtown San Francisco. The selection of books is... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
William L
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Sep 23, 2017
“Fun to browse ”
Jul 25, 2017
“Wonderful Haven for Bookstore Mavens in Downtown San Francisco”
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50 Second St. between Market and Mission, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Found this place on my first trip to SF. There are 3 levels and lots of variety for browsing! The employees are very helpful also. Cool bookstore!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank nikibee
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Alexander is a wonderful haven for book loves in downtown San Francisco. The selection of books is broad and diverse, with an impressively rich range of fiction titles for a smallish bookstore. We were surprised to find, for instance, all the latest novels by German...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank William L
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Tucked away near the Montgomery Street BART station is this great local bookstore. They always have a cart of sale books outside...lures me in every time. Ha. The staff are nice and there is a good kids books section upstairs.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

We love finding independent bookstores in new locations. When we had a rainy day - we decided to go and spend a couple of hours at Alexander Book Company. 3 floors with both mainstream and slightly eclectic offerings. Places to sit and helpful staff. An...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Deborah L
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Any time we visit a "new" City, we try to find a good Bookstore, and before we came to San Francisco, my online researches suggested that "Alexander Book Company" would be worth checking out - it was indeed worth the effort. The Store is on...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Great selection of books with friendly staff. They helped me choose books for my children while I was on a business trip. I love to bring books back as gifts and this spot made it extra special.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

There appears to be a real lack of good bookstores in San Francisco, so if you're after a book or feel like browsing then I highly recommend going here - friendly staff too.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a very good bookstore for any need. 3 story building and many titles available. They have a very wide array of books. Recommended for all family and ages. Have to go!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jacc_28sv
Reviewed June 15, 2016

There is a broad selection of books on three floors. It has a cozy atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Leah L
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Alexander's has three floors of books, all kinds from current to boutique, fun to look around, think how the displayers think, nice friendly quick service. Really good location off Market and Post, on second street.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Brian K
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