Local Interest

Our Very First Teacher Appreciation Day!

We were very excited to host our very first Teacher Appreciation Day here at Folio Books because we think teachers (and librarians of course!) are the best. It was a…

Play Summer Reading Bingo With Us

For San Franciscans, "Summer Reading" is a more flexible concept than for folks in other places. We're as likely to be doing our reading curled up under an afghan on…

What Is Noe Valley Reading?

It is hard to believe, but we have been open for over two months and it has been great! We thought you might be curious what our bestsellers have been…

A Fond and Bittersweet Farewell

  Later today, I’m heading over to Phoenix Books for the goodbye party celebrating their 28 years in business in Noe Valley.  Then tomorrow Kate and I and various employees and helpers will…

Why Did Paula Buy A Bookstore?

"When I was growing up my grandfather owned a small restaurant. It was a wonderful place with a lot of regulars and a warm staff who made everyone feel at…