Schein & Schein

Shopping North Beach
5 out of 5 stars
Schein & Schein
Schein & Schein

Tucked away on a slow-moving strip of North Beach, Schein & Schein is worth the detour. Owners Jim and Marti Schein specialize in antique maps, particularly those of San Francisco and greater California, but you'll also find a variety of printed treasures including hotel and travel brochures; lithographs; scientific, medical, astrological and anatomical illustrations; rare atlases; and copper and steel engravings. Stepping into the quiet, sunny shop feels like entering a time warp. The walls are adorned with cartography, and maps and prints are organized in vintage produce and shipping crates and letterpress-type cabinets. Jim is a history buff and can offer up tidbits on the history of San Francisco and the art of map-making for any print you purchase. Though rare maps can run into the thousands, you can find prints for as little as $5 in the discount crates near the entryway.


Venue name: Schein & Schein
Address: 1435 Grant Ave
San Francisco

Cross street: between Green and Union Sts
Opening hours: Mon, Sun 11am–5pm; Tue–Sat 11am–7pm
Transport: Bus 8BX, 8X, 30, 39, 41, 45, 91
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