Book Stores

Here you can find a few book stores, some which are Bay Area-based, that carry a myriad of art books and books in general. There is a little bit of something for everyone. Hopefully you can add to your collection and enrich your life with awesome art.

Chronicle Books | San Francisco
“Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco that has been making things since the Summer of Love. We are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others.”

Hi-Fructose | San Francisco
“Hi-Fructose is a quarterly print art magazine, founded by artists, Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005. Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, assuring readers thorough coverage and content that is informative and original. Hi-Fructose showcases an amalgamation of new contemporary, emerging as well distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe inspiring spectacles from round the world.”

The Bookmark Bookstore | Oakland
“This entirely volunteer-run bookstore has the biggest selection (that I found) of “pocket books,” which might actually fit into large pockets — I’m thinking overalls. If you aren’t captivated by shelves of well-worn novels, the $1 bookshelf has some great finds. AND all proceeds go to the Oakland Public Library. How saintly!”

Half-Price Books | Berkeley
“With more than 120 stores across the country, plus a website with customers and sellers around the globe, we’ve become America’s largest family-owned retailer for new and used books.”

Juxtapoz Magazine
Juxtapoz had the largest circulation of any art magazine in the United States, more than established counterparts like Art NewsArt in America, and ArtForum. In addition to printed subscriptions which offer alternative cover images to the newsstand version, Juxtapoz is also available as an online digital subscription.”