2016 Library Laureates: Amazing Auction Items!

A luxury suite to watch the San Francisco Giants! Tickets to the Golden State Warriors! A weekend get-a-way in Tomales Bay! Lunch with Robert Mailer Anderson & Willie L. Brown, Jr.! These are just a few of the fantastic ‪‎2016 Library Laureates auction items that we have on deck and guess what? Due to an […]

Coming Up: 6th Annual Spring Big Book Sale!

The countdown begins: we’re only 3 weeks away from the biggest book selling event of the season! Join us March 30th – April 3rd from 10 AM – 6 PM in Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture: Festival Pavilion and dig into 250,000 books & media in over 75 categories, priced at $3 and […]

Thursdays at Readers: Rafael Jesus Gonzalez & Colin O’Leary

Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima and California Poet Laureate Al Young. The series is curated by […]

Thursdays at Readers: Angelos Sakkis & Q.R. Hand

Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima and California Poet Laureate Al Young. The series is curated by […]

Thursdays at Readers: devorah major & Robert Anbian

Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima and California Poet Laureate Al Young. The series is curated by […]

Thursdays at Readers: Tamsin Smith & Greg Pond

Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima and California Poet Laureate Al Young. The series is curated by […]

Library Laureates Gala is Back!

On March 18, 2016, join friends, authors, and philanthropists for a stunning dinner and celebration at the San Francisco Public Library’s Main Library, which will be celebrating 20 years at 100 Larkin Street. This exclusive event raises funds to support the free public library in San Francisco including programs, exhibitions, lectures, resources, events and innovative […]

Coming Up: Readers Bookstore Member Sales

 We recommend getting your holiday shopping done at Readers Bookstores this season because we have some great member sales coming up: Thanksgiving Sale: 35% off November 21st – 29th (please note that both stores closed 26th and 27th) December Holiday Sale: items are 20% off all month long! Our Readers Bookstores have something for everyone: […]

Meet our New Volunteer & Outreach Manager

Kristina Kearns recently joined the Friends staff as the new Volunteer & Outreach Services Manager. Kristina  has worked in several bookshops, including Modern Times, Adobe Books, Green Apple Books and Atlantis Books. She has been a longtime volunteer with several organizations and publishers, including Voice of Witness, Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, Paravion Press and The […]

Book Donation Center: Open House!

Donation Center Grand Opening After calling The Mission our home for almost a decade, we moved into a larger facility in the beautiful Potrero neighborhood to continue expanding our growing book operations. We’re open and ready to take your books and media! Located at 1630 17th street,  our office drop-off hours are Monday to Saturday, […]