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Alexander Book Co.

50 Second St.
(Between Market & Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: 415-495-2992

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Welcome to Alexander Book Company -

Your Indie Downtown San Francisco Bookstore   



Best selection of New Books in Downtown San Francisco! 

3 Floors of Books


*ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY students may sell used textbooks during business hours.*

With three floors stocked with over 50,000 new books to browse and shop, Alexander Book Company is a full-service independent bookstore, conveniently located in Downtown SOMA district of San Francisco near Bart and Muni  (Montgomery Street Station)and just a few blocks from Union Square and the heart of the financial district. We have most categories of books and feature extensive African-American, Children's, Graphic Design and Literature/Fiction Departments. We'll order any book in print and  offer complimentary gift-wrap.  

REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL - You too can actively support your community by choosing to shop at locally owned business' such as Alexander Book. A study conducted in Austin,TX found for every $100 spent at a locally owned bookstore, $45 stayed in the community as opposed to only $13 when compared to a Border's in the area.

New Releases

ISBN-13: 9780316055437
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 10/2013

The Goldfinch is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

The Circle (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780385351393
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Knopf, 10/2013

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

ISBN-13: 9780767919401
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Doubleday, 10/2013

 The summer of 1927 was epochal , and Bill Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness with his trademark vividness, eye for telling detail, and delicious humor. In that year America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event, and One Summer transforms it all into narrative nonfiction of the highest order.

ISBN-13: 9780316204361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 10/2013

ISBN-13: 9780062107312
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ecco Press, 11/2013

Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal moments of the past: the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty; the beginning of the Republic; the explosive growth of both lucrative foreign trade and bouts of antiforeign sentiment, which would have ramifications into the future. . With her characteristic insight and humor, Amy Tan conjures a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and obstinacy of love.

ISBN-13: 9780316322409
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 10/2013

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.