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Alexander Book Company

50 Second St. between Market and Mission, San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 415-495-2992
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Fun to browse

Found this place on my first trip to SF. There are 3 levels and lots of variety for browsing! The... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
nikibee
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Steilacoom, Washington
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Wonderful Haven for Bookstore Mavens in Downtown San Francisco

Alexander is a wonderful haven for book loves in downtown San Francisco. The selection of books is... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
wdlindsy
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 Sep 2017
“Fun to browse ”
25 Jul 2017
“Wonderful Haven for Bookstore Mavens in Downtown San Francisco”
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50 Second St. between Market and Mission, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Found this place on my first trip to SF. There are 3 levels and lots of variety for browsing! The employees are very helpful also. Cool bookstore!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Alexander is a wonderful haven for book loves in downtown San Francisco. The selection of books is broad and diverse, with an impressively rich range of fiction titles for a smallish bookstore. We were surprised to find, for instance, all the latest novels by German...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Tucked away near the Montgomery Street BART station is this great local bookstore. They always have a cart of sale books outside...lures me in every time. Ha. The staff are nice and there is a good kids books section upstairs.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We love finding independent bookstores in new locations. When we had a rainy day - we decided to go and spend a couple of hours at Alexander Book Company. 3 floors with both mainstream and slightly eclectic offerings. Places to sit and helpful staff. An...More

Thank Deborah L
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Any time we visit a "new" City, we try to find a good Bookstore, and before we came to San Francisco, my online researches suggested that "Alexander Book Company" would be worth checking out - it was indeed worth the effort. The Store is on...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great selection of books with friendly staff. They helped me choose books for my children while I was on a business trip. I love to bring books back as gifts and this spot made it extra special.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

There appears to be a real lack of good bookstores in San Francisco, so if you're after a book or feel like browsing then I highly recommend going here - friendly staff too.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very good bookstore for any need. 3 story building and many titles available. They have a very wide array of books. Recommended for all family and ages. Have to go!

Thank Javier C
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

There is a broad selection of books on three floors. It has a cozy atmosphere. I highly recommend it.

Thank Leah L
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Alexander's has three floors of books, all kinds from current to boutique, fun to look around, think how the displayers think, nice friendly quick service. Really good location off Market and Post, on second street.

Thank BBK1000
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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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