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Black Bird Bookstore

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Black Bird Bookstore
Photograph: Yelp/Jess W.

Set in an intimate, 900-square-foot space, this Outer Sunset newcomer opened in 2017. Now you can nab a book alongside a cup of Trouble Coffee while waiting for a table at Outerlands. (The Trouble parklet out front has become a popular spot for reading on sunny days.) Black Bird owner Kathryn Grantham comes with a literary pedigree: She was formerly the founder of New York’s famed feminist collective bookshop, Bluestockings. This airy, uncrowded space is thoughtfully curated, showcasing fewer than 300 titles. Rather than dusty, packed shelves, you’ll find a thoughtful selection of contemporary fiction and nonfiction, most displayed alongside handwritten notes from the staff. In back, a treehouse mural stretches over the sizeable children’s section. Stop by for free kids’ storytime every Saturday at 9:30am.


Venue name: Black Bird Bookstore
Address: 4033 Judah St
San Francisco
Cross street: at 45th St
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 9am-7pm
Price: $$
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