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The Booksmith

1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2816
+1 415-863-8688
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The Glebe Books of the North

Haight Street is a little like Glebe (Inner City suburb of Sydney, Australia). And this bookshop... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Fantastic Independent Bookstore with a Wealth of Staff Recommendations

While on vacation, our family makes it a point to seek out at least one local, independent... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Lynnwood, WA
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15 Nov 2017
“The Glebe Books of the North”
18 Jun 2017
“Fantastic Independent Bookstore with a Wealth of Staff Recommendations”
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1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2816
+1 415-863-8688
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Reviewed 15 November 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

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 19 June 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

Thank dunadan
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank stbrigid
Reviewed 5 November 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

Thank Gooner10_8
Reviewed 13 August 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.

1  Thank GerideGruy
Reviewed 11 July 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

Thank kristina m
Reviewed 7 July 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

1  Thank Skuppy
Reviewed 25 May 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
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is a perfect bookstore: not too large, not too small, not too radical, not too straight, friendly to all ages. Great staff with great taste. And a perfect escape from the touristy Haight.

Thank Jill U
Reviewed 11 November 2013

i love this place and i only try to buy books from here. The staff is super knowledgeable. They also have cute stationary and games.

Thank empax
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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