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Alley Cat Books

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Alley Cat Books
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This trove of new and used books opened in the Mission in 2011. Owner Kate Rosenberger got her start working at Half Priced Books in Berkeley; now, in addition to Alley Cat, she owns both Dog Eared Books stores in the Mission and Castro. Rosenberger is also a painter and it shows in the decor: The space is artful and inviting, dotted with art, masks,and hand-lettered signs. You’ll find well-stocked sections for philosophy, music (from jazz to punk), cookbooks, history, politics, queer and feminist issues, and more. A white-walled, sun-flooded gallery takes over the rear of the store, where Rosenberger displays the work of local artists. The area doubles as a gathering space for poetry and lit readings, screenings, writing and art workshops, book clubs, and special events.


Venue name: Alley Cat Books
Address: 3036 24th St
San Francisco
Cross street: at Treat Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 10am-8pm
Price: $
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