San Francisco is lucky to have so many wonderful independent bookstores and BookShop West Portal is one of them. The shop is small but I like that – a bigger bookstore can be overwhelming, especially when you are a book lover like me and would just want to buy every book in sight.
They have a great selection of the most talked about fiction and non-fiction titles of the moment, as well as a good cookbooks section which is my favorite. I come here to buy children’s books for my nephews: their children’s area is great with tons of picture books and board books to choose from, as well as an open area to sit down on a bench and read.
BookShop West Portal also has lots of games, puzzles, and other gifts besides a good book, and the shop has author events too throughout the week, so be sure to check their Facebook page to stay updated in case your favorite author happens to be in town.
What I love most about BookShop West Portal is that it is in the middle of a great neighborhood with lots of coffee shops so you can buy a new read and sit down with a cup and enjoy!