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Note: Expedia "travel times" are from Pacific Heights, SF, and do NOT take traffic jams during commute into consideration.
Traffic over the bridges to North Bay and East Bay are especially susceptible to delay (and occasional horrendous delays) from 7-9A and from 3-7P.



North Bay [Top]

    Golden Gate Bridge transit - traffic impacts

  • www.readersbooks.com - Readers' Books
    127 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA
    Kathleen Caldwell
    1-707-939-1779 FAX:1-707-939-8013
    Expedia: 42.7 mi 56 min

  • www.bookpassage.com - Book Passage
    51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925
    1-800-999-7909 1-415-927-0960
    Expedia: 12.8 mi 19 mins

  • www.depotbookstore.com - The Depot Bookstore
    87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA
    1-415-383-2665
    Expedia: 12.6 mi 20 mins

    Mill Valley and Corte Madera are fairly close to each other. Sonoma is not quite an hour further north.
    Book Passage is a must-do store for mystery writers.

San Francisco [Top]

  • members.aol.com/sfmybooks/ San Francisco Mystery Bookstore -
    4175 - 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
    1-415-282-7444
    Gary
    Expedia: 3.7 mi 9 min (and ten to park :-)

  • www.booksmith.com/ - The Booksmith
    1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
    1-800-493-7323 1-415-863-8688
    Expedia: 2.9 mi 8 min (and ten to park :-)

  • www.booksinc.net - Books Inc. 1-415-442-0882
    [Castro] 2275 Market Street, San Francisco
    1-415-864-6777 FAX: 1-415-864-6792
    Expedia: 3 mi 7 min (and twenty to park :-)

    [Civic Center] 601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
    (opening soon. Fall 2006)
    Expedia: 1.4 mi 4 min (and twenty to park :-)

    [Laurel Village] 3515 California Street, San Francisco
    1-415-221-3666 FAX: 1-415-221-3628
    Expedia: 1.6mi 5 min (and twenty to park :-)

    [Marina] 2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
    1-415-931-3633 FAX: 1-415-931-5158
    Expedia: 1 mi 4 mins (quicker to walk than to park)

    [Outlet] 160 Folsom Street, San Francisco
    1-415-442-4830 FAX: 1-415-442-1875
    Expedia: 2.6mi 8 min (and twenty to park :-)

  • www.staceys.com/ - Stacey's
    581 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94105
    1-415-421-4687 1-800-926-6511 FAX:1-415-777-5017
    Expedia: 2.2mi 6 min (and twenty to park :-)

  • www.borders.com Borders Books -
    400 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
    1-415-399-1633
    Expedia: 1.9mi 6 min (and ten to park :-)

    The Borders site shows many Borders within 50 mi of SF. One they list, however,
    I know for a fact is defunct. Check the site for a list and check with the stores.
    The Borders in SF on Post has a reading/signing area and is top notch.

East Bay [Top]

    Bay Bridge transit - traffic impacts

  • www.moesbooks.com/ - Moe's
    2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley CA 94704
    1-510-849-2133 FAX: 1-510-849-9938
    Expedia: 13.9mi 28 min (and ten to park :-)

  • www.blackoakbooks.com/ - Black Oak Books
    1491 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94709
    1-510-486-0698
    Expedia: 14.7mi 27 min (and ten to park :-)

Peninsula [Top]

  • www.MforMystery.com - "M" is for Mystery
    74 East Third Avenue, San Mateo, 94401
    Ed and Jeanne Kaufman
    1-650-401-8077 toll free outside the Bay Area: 1-888-405-8077
    Expedia: 20.3 mi 30 min [coming from SF]

  • www.keplers.com - Kepler's
    1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    1-650-324-4321
    Expedia: 31.8 mi 46 min [coming from SF]

  • www.booksinc.net - Books Inc. 1-415-442-0882
    1375 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA
    1-650-650-685-4911 FAX: 1-650-685-4914
    Expedia: 18.7 mi 30 min [coming from SF]

    157 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA
    1-650-321-0600 FAX: 1-650-321-6069
    Expedia: 32.7 mi 48 min [coming from SF]

    M is for Murder is a must-do store for mystery writers.

South Bay [Top]

  • WILLOW GLEN BOOKS
    1330 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, 95125
    1-408-298-8141
    Expedia: 55.4 mi 1 hr 10 mins [coming from SF]

  • BARNES & NOBLE
    3600 Stevens Creek Av. San Jose, CA
    Expedia: 51.2 mi 1 hr 3 mins [coming from SF]

  • www.hicklebees.com - Hicklebee's Children's Book Emporium
    San Jose, CA
    1-888-898-0093


    Mileage and times given are from SF. Take the mileage and subtract from ~55 to get mileage if using a SoBay base.

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