"I think of the library as my second home."

- Mary Monroe, 2008 Library Laureate

Readers Bookstore at the Main


Main Library, Grove Street Entrance
30 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102


Featured Sections 2015

The Mystery and Romance of the Sea
Spycraft and Espionage
Radicals and Revolutionaries


10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 Tues: 9  a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 9  a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 9  a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 Fri: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 Sat: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 Sun: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open Main Library Hours
NOTE:  Readers Bookstore at the Main closes a half hour before the library.


Located at the Grove Street entrance of the Main Library, Readers Bookstore at the Main offers a great selection of quality books at great prices. All purchases support the San Francisco Public Library.


Steps Sales
Main Library Steps (100 Larkin St)
Every Wednesday (April through October)
(No sales Wednesday April 20 or September 21)
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Books are $1.00 and less!  

Donate Your Work Program

Donate your creative efforts to Readers Bookstore at the Main for sale to benefit library programs.  Learn more at Donate Your Work.

Gift Cards & Frequent Buyer Cards
Purchase re-usable gift cards for any amount and use them in either store. Pick up your free star card with any $5 or higher purchase – collect stars for every $5 you buy. When the card is full of stars, turn it in to receive $5 off your next purchase!