The Bay Area is home to a number of fine independent book stores. We urge you to support your local independent bookstore. Well, in this case, our local independent bookstores! But we are willing to share, courtesy of IndieBound!
What is IndieBound? It is a community-oriented movement bringing together booksellers, readers, indie retailers, and anyone else with a passionate belief that healthy local economies help communities thrive — meaning that dollars, jobs, diversity, choice, and taxes stay local, creating strong, unique communities and happy citizens.
For a fairly comprehensive list of bookstores in the area, should you be planning to happily browse and buy while in town for World Fantasy, please visit the IndieBound store finder. For the best selection, pick “50 miles” and “50 stores” and choose:
San Jose area / zip code 95113
San Francisco area / zip code 94107
Marin/Napa area / zip code 95404
Berkeley/East Bay area / zip code 94704
You’ll see each bookstore location flagged on the map and the sidebar will take you to the store’s profile and contact info (call before visiting).
The Bay Area is blessed with several science fiction and fantasy stores, so make time to visit:
- Borderlands Books, San Francisco – SF’s #1 for SF, fantasy and horror books
- Dark Carnival, Oakland – where the gefilte Darwin fish was born!
- The Other Change of Hobbit, Berkeley – don’t miss Comic Relief right next door, too!
Have fun, and may you find the signed first edition you seek! Remember – bookscouting is not a blood sport!