Hey guys, it’s been a while. I usually feel that there are no good reasons to step away from a passion project, but these days work has been a very real one. So I’m sorry for my absence, but I’m back and ready to party!
I’m actually here today to share a tour of an outstanding San Francisco bookstore. It’s called Alley Cat Books, and it’s in the Mission. I went on a book crawl with a good friend of mine, and I was totally blown away by how many quality book shops we came across. I chose to feature Alley Cat because their point of view, selection, and space were unparalleled. The organization of the books had everything to do with staff favorites– I saw books from years ago featured up front, which I’m all about. Shoutout to Adobe books, who also stole a little piece of my heart.
My friend Sahar poring over books. I never would have found this spot without her!
The further into the store you go, the brighter it gets. In the very back, the ceiling lift up and there is a small art gallery. This was probably my favorite space in the store.
I kind of love this piece of art. The colors, the tone… yup, definitely an art crush.
There was a crazy, beautiful selection of art books spread around the gallery area.
Is it silly to wish I had this kind of nook in my own home? You know, the dream home where I have a yard and a private library. No biggie.
The art was made by local artists, and there were some really interesting pieces. I want to go back soon to catch the change in art.
Looking back toward the bookstore portion. Fact: the best kind of bookstore is crammed to the roof.