SF-Opera Plaza

Books Inc. Opera Plaza

601 Van Ness Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 776.1111
 

Store Hours:

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily
 

About

Located near San Francisco’s City Hall, Books Inc Opera Plaza is a full service bookstore. We offer a fantastic selection of books new & old, knowledgeable booksellers, and a dynamic calendar of author readings and events throughout the year.

 

Meet Your Manager Kevin McCarthy!

"I’m Kevin McCarthy, manager of Books Inc Opera Plaza. I am a bookseller with decades of experience. I recognize the value of the comfortable, neighborhood bookstore, and hope to deliver that experience to everyone who walks through our door. Come ask me and the staff what we’re reading - we love talking about books, it’s why we’re here." - Kevin

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Foe: A Novel By Iain Reid Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781668009260
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - October 3rd, 2023

When I finished this book I immediately went back to the first page and read it again. CLASSIC

-David Thorn


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An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us By Ed Yong Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593133255
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 29th, 2023

Learn about all the different senses evolution has to offer from smelling to electric fields and more. 

- Vincent 


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My Struggle: Book 2 By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett (Translated by) Cover Image
By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374534158
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 3rd, 2014

The Nordic winter backdrop of cold and ice lays the foundation for brutal honesty - short comings, failures, and somehow, unrelenting courage. 

- Zach


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Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel By George Saunders Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985405
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

Just as beguiling, melancholy, and affecting as his short stories. George Saunders is a genius and you should read this book - it will restore your faith in... everything.

- Kevin


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The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science By John Tresch Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250849403
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Picador - October 4th, 2022

More than just a morose master of the macabre with an unfortunate proclivity to drink, Edgar Allan Poe was a forward thinker who strongly believed in advancement through science and reason. As much a man of science as literature, this portrayal of an American visionary will change the way you think about one of our premier public intellectuals. 

- Kevin