The Book Nerd’s Guide to San Francisco, California


The Book Nerd’s Guide to San Francisco, California

California dreamin’! For any book nerd planning a trip to the Bay Area, we’ve got you covered with a whole guide to everything bookish and YA in San Francisco. From iconic places for you to visit to authors that live in the area to quintessential San Fran YA books to the best places to get your read on…well, like we said, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. You’re going to have the best time.

So scroll on down to check out all the places you need to hit up and oh, we also recommend bringing a book with you so you can get your #bookstagram on. Happy Travels!


A Book Nerd’s Guide to San Francisco

A Book Nerd's Guide to San Francisco


Places to Treat Your Shelf

  1. Green Apple Books
  2. The Booksmith
  3. City Lights Bookstore
  4. Book Passage
  5. Alley Cat Books
  6. Black Bird Bookstore
  7. Dog Eared Books
  8. Alexander Book Company
  9. Books Inc.
  10. Borderlands Books


YA Authors Who Live in San Francisco

  1. Jesse Andrews
  2. Alexandra Ballard
  3. Michael Grant
  4. Nina LaCour
  5. Stacey Lee
  6. Jandy Nelson
  7. Sabaa Tahir
  8. Shannon Price


Quintessential San Francisco YA

  1. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennet
  2. Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
  3. We Are Okayby Nina LaCour
  4. Lola and the Boy Next Door
  5. Love and Haight by Susan Carlton
  6. The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
  7. Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman
  8. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
  9. Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone
  10. Stolen Secrets by L.B. Schulman
  11. Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
  12. No Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss
  13. You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour


Best Places to Get Your Read On

  1. The Mill
  2. Shakespeare Garden
  3. Borderlands Cafe
  4. Home Cafe
  5. Baker Beach
  6. Japanese Tea Garden
  7. Haus Coffee
  8. San Francisco Public Library


Bookish Annual Events in San Francisco

  1. Litquake
  2. Bay Area Book Festival



Looking for more book nerd guides to cities you want to visit? Check them out here and let us know which ones you want us to cover next in the comments below!

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