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The Booksmith

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More than books

Although there were a wide selection of books, I was drawn to all that was NOT books in this store... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Hilo, HI
Lovely Indie Bookstore in the Haight Ashbury District

Book lovers beware: You will not leave this place without buying a book or bookish item, and why... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Nov 1, 2018
“More than books”
Jul 3, 2018
“Lovely Indie Bookstore in the Haight Ashbury District”
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1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2816
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Although there were a wide selection of books, I was drawn to all that was NOT books in this store - lots of gift ideas: whimsical erasers, Moleskines, games.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank roots_reggae
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Book lovers beware: You will not leave this place without buying a book or bookish item, and why shouldn't you? A great indie bookstore awaits with reasonable pricing and a good selection.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HoneyBrown1976
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Haight Street is a little like Glebe (Inner City suburb of Sydney, Australia). And this bookshop reminds me of Glebe Books so it was like being back home again. Go in and explore. 1985

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Albywon
Reviewed June 18, 2017

While on vacation, our family makes it a point to seek out at least one local, independent bookstore and browse their shelves for a few hours. In San Francisco during spring break, we did our research and decided to make the trek to Booksmith in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank dunadan
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Great selection well displayed. Enjoyed browsing for a few minutes. Would have loved to spend more time

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank stbrigid
Reviewed November 5, 2016

As week-long visitors (from Ireland) to San Francisco, we read about this Bookstore in one of the local Newspapers, and, as Book Lovers (+ believers in the importance of keeping Bookstores alive), we said, if we can, we should visit and buy. So, we scheduled...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Another great SF bookstore. Lots of fiction from other countries, some I've been looking for for a long time. Great stop! Lots of books bought and sent home.

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank GerideGruy
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped in The Booksmith while visiting the Haight-Asbury neighborhood. It's a cute little shop with interesting items and books for sale. It was late in the evening an hour before closing... we were the only customers. As my 20 yr old daughter made a...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank kristina m
Reviewed July 7, 2014

While browsing this lovely shop yesterday we looked up to see another patron, dressed only in a baseball hat and a sock (use your imagination) enter the store. Now, having seen a lot in SF over our visit, I believe we can now say we've...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Skuppy
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Love the personal reviews all over the store on the shelves. Friendly staff and open late. Will definitely go back.

Thank Shane O
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The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and
Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of
the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage
clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops.
While the Summer of Love ended decades ago,
Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of
hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through
its streets can still feel like stepping back in time.
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