Books Inc.

Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California, and set himself up in business selling books. That small bookstore was moved, bought, sold, burned, rebuilt, renamed, and became Books Inc., as we know it today, in 1946. The external focus of Books Inc. is now and always has been customer service. The internal objective is to train the next generation of booksellers. Today, with 10 stores and around 200 employees, Books Inc. serves as a shining example that independent bookselling can survive and prosper.

Books Inc.
1501 Vermont St.
San Francisco CA 94107
Type
Bookstore
Established
1946
(415) 643-3400

Locations

2251 Chestnut St.
San Francisco CA 94123-2607
(415) 931-3633
1501 Vermont St.
San Francisco CA 94107
(415) 643-3400
3515 California St.
San Francisco CA 94118
(415) 221-3666
601 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco CA 94102
(415) 776-1111

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