JILL ROBINSON at Books Inc. Chestnut

Author image of Jill Robinson and cover photo of her book San Francisco Scavenger

Books Inc. Chestnut proudly welcomes local author and scavenger hunt expert Jill Robinson to the shop for a celebration of her book San Francisco Scavenger! 

San Francisco lures people in search of a wide variety of treasure: fame, wealth, property, inspiration, love, family, community, freedom, and a fresh start. With this book in your hands, you hold a treasure map to the history of the City by the Bay--from its earliest days to more modern times.

Solve 360 rhyming clues that take you on a scavenger hunt through 19 different neighborhoods across the 49 square miles of San Francisco. Each riddle includes a photo to help you find museums, public artworks, historical sites, bars and restaurants, architectural highlights, and more. Whether you love the thrill of solving a puzzle, have a desire to learn a little history, feel the urge to get out and explore, or even rediscover a city you thought you knew, find the true spirit of San Francisco in the pages of this book. Author and travel journalist Jill K. Robinson left her heart in San Francisco in her earliest childhood years. She brings her years of research, love for the city, and countless hours of exploring to this epic scavenger quest. Come with an adventurous spirit, and whether you solve the clues alone or with family and friends, this creative excursion will help you unlock the secrets of San Francisco.


Jill K. Robinson is a Bay Area native, seasoned travel journalist, and co-author of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die. She writes about travel and adventure for National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, AFAR, Outside, Sierra, Virtuoso Life, Hemispheres, and many other print and digital publications. She has won Lowell Thomas, Society of American Travel Writers, and American Society of Journalists and Authors awards for her work.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
San Francisco Scavenger By Jill K. Robinson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681064871
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Reedy Press - September 15th, 2023