50 2nd St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410537.788672 -122.400572
Neighborhoods: South Beach, Central East
This independent bookstore sets the standards for African American and children's literature. – In Short
A townhouse among skyscrapers, Alexander Book Company's size and specialty collections make it a welcome alternative to the city's gargantuan bookstores. Host to numerous book-club meetings and author appearances, its three stories feel like a community as much as a store. Though it stocks mass market releases and calendars, its appeal lies in its collections of African-American and children's literature.
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