Check out our two, year-round Readers Bookstores. We're located inside of the Main Library and in Fort Mason Center. Both stores sell quality books at great prices, all in support of the San Francisco Public Library.


Readers Bookstore Fort Mason Center
Building C, Room 165, Fort Mason Center 
Phone: (415) 771-1076 
Hours: We're open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Readers Bookstore at the Main 
Main Library, Grove Street Entrance 
Phone: (415) 557-4238
Hours: Monday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Please note that our Readers Bookstore, our Book Donation Center and our Administrative Offices are closed during the following holidays: New Years Eve, New Years Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day & day-after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. 


Become Involved!


Give your items a 2nd home and support a great cause. Proceeds from our Readers Bookstores and our book sales support the San Francisco Public Library. Our Book Donation Center is located at 1630 17th Street and is open Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please vist our Book Donation Center page for more information.

We need volunteers in our Readers Bookstores, our Book Donation Center and for our book sales. Groups are welcomed! We also have event & administrative volunteer opportunities. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information. 


Check it out...


Become a member of Friends and take advantage of our frequent member sales: 

Coming up: Valentine's Sale: 25% off during February 11th-17th

Mark your calendars:
Holiday Sale: 20% off during the entire month of December.
July 4th Sale: 35% off during June 27th - July 3rd.
Labor Day Sale, 35% off during August 29th - September 4th.
Thanksgiving Sale, 35% off during November 21st -27th.

For more information about membership and how to support Friends, please visit our membership page here

We're selling books online! Check out our rare & collectible items on eBay, AbeBooks and Amazon.Pease visit our Online Collectibles page for more information.

Twice a year we hold the largest used book sales on the West Coast. Mark your calendars!

52nd Annual Big Book Sale: TBA

For more information on our Annual Big Book Sale, please click here

We hold weekly Steps Sales in front of the Main Library every Wednesday (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  All items are only $1.
For more information about our weekly Steps Sales, please click here. Check out our calendar of events for Steps Sales updates.


Become a member of Friends and receive 10% off at over 30 Bay Area independent bookstores!