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Book Passage, San Francisco

#551 of 684 in Things to do in San Francisco
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Kill some time while waiting for the ferry at Book Passage. This charming bookstore sells classic fiction, guidebooks, cookbooks, regional maps, postcards, gifts, and a broad range of children's books. Several evenings a week, you can get a book signed by the author, so check out the events page on the store website. If you get thirsty or need a snack, the adjacent cafe offers drinks and brunch items, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Work out when and for how long to visit Book Passage and other San Francisco attractions using our handy San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • While at the Ferry Building in San Franicsco, I visited Book Passage They have all types of books. Per usual for San Francisco, its political bias is left wing.  more »
  • Wander through to the back of the Ferry Building and you'll find this delightful little bookstore. Despite it's small size, it boasts a great choice of books, cards and gifts to please the book...  more »
  • Charming, idiosyncratic, used bookstore with a well chosen selection of books you will want to read. Nice, helpful manager. It seems too good to be true - it's not a Wes Anderson movie set - it's real! And, it's open quite late so you can pop in after a movie at the Nuart which is a block away. So grateful.
  • Was really nice, cute bookstore. Found some really cute items for gifts and some really unique political items too. Take your time when you go in and make sure you check out every nook and cranny.

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