Recent Blog Posts

  • Bookworms Club Book Reviews! - We had a wonderful time with this month’s Bookworms Middle Reader Book Club, writing new shelf talkers for their favorite books. Come by the store and check out their work on the shelves, or read their reviews right here on...
  • Pulitzer Prize Sale! - Looking to take home a winner? We selected four Pulitzer Prize winners to be on sale at 20% off for the rest of the month! They are: Evicted, by Matthew Desmond The Return, by Hisham Matar Blood in the Water,...
  • NCIBA Book Award winners for 2017! - We were so pleased to attend the annual NCIBA (Northern California Independent Booksellers Association) Spring Fling over the weekend, where the book awards for our collectively favorite books were announced. Have a gander at these sweet titles, or come by...
  • Word Week is coming! Mark your calendars now! - We are so excited about the return of Word Week, Noe Valley’s hyper-local literary festival, that we had to post the link to the lineup immediately! We are co-hosting three great events and bookselling at a fourth, so we hope...
  • Hey Folio Staff, what are you reading? - Ali: I’m reading House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski and Gathering of Shadows, by V.E. Schwab. I just finished the Bone series by Jeff Smith and it was AMAZING. I also finished Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, the second book in...
  • Read All About It! - We’ve been profiled in Hoodline! Thanks to Rachel Grate for the “grate” write-up! We really appreciate it!   http://hoodline.com/2017/01/inside-folio-books-noe-valley
  • Winter Hours will commence on 1/2/2017 - Baby, it’s cold outside, so while we wait for the sun to return, we’ll be operating at winter hours from January 2nd, on. There are as follows: Monday – Friday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am to 8:00...
  • Book recommendations from our guest booksellers! - We had a great time this year for Small Business Saturday. Here are some of the books our awesome “guest booksellers” were recommending: Tim Floreen (author of Willful Machines and Tattoo Atlas): We are the Ants, by Shaun Hutchinson, Jess,...
  • Sacha Arnold reviews Nicotine, by Nell Zink - Nell Zink’s literary career to date has had a very enjoyable element of trolling incorporated into it. Her creative process produces entire novels on spec in mere weeks, excellent ones that simultaneously parody the conventions of commercial literary fiction and...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! - On November 4, 2013, Folio Books opened its blue door to the public and our lives haven’t been the same since. Thank you for your wonderful friendship and support, it’s truly an honor to be your neighborhood bookstore!