Borderlands Books

866 Valencia St (btwn 19th & 20th St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
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  • Today
    • 1:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 2:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 1:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–8:00 PM
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8.7/10

Based on 49 votes

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  • Shannon C.

    shop for both the latest science fiction, fantasy & horror (including from small presses) and a great used book selection

    Shannon Clark · March 23, 2009
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  • Liz P.

    They are really good about trades here. You can leave bags or boxes for buyer or call to check if one is on hand and grab a coffee. Non arbitrary good eye and good credit

    Liz Pallatto · August 20, 2011
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  • Dan M.

    Friendliest. Staff. Ever.

    Dan Miller · July 31, 2011
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  • squeasel

    Friendly, knowledgeable staff, good newsletter and lots of signings/events. Go-to place for speculative fiction of many flavors. Good stop on a bookstores-of-the-mission pilgrimage.

    squeasel · October 8, 2014
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  • Henry W.

    Candyland for scifi/fantasy bookworms.

    Henry Wu · August 9, 2014
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  • Lisa

    Clean and cozy coffee shop, but no wifi on weekends?

    Lisa · August 9, 2014
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  • Joe M.

    Great used science fiction finds in the back. Even autographed copies of Orson Scott Card's work.

    Joe Masilotti · April 27, 2014
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  • Natalia Q.

    Quiet, cozy, good coffees. Cash only!

    Natalia Quintana · October 4, 2013
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  • David O.

    Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. I disagree with but understand the expediency of shelving the books by size (!) which makes you possibly miss authors if you don't ask.

    David Orban · December 1, 2012
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  • The Bold Italic

    The owner claims Borderlands Books is the largest science fiction specialty bookstore in the world, since all the big guys went out of business. Read more

    The Bold Italic · August 17, 2012
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  • Christopher G.

    Check out the BANNED/CHALLENGED books

    Christopher Gautschi · October 18, 2010
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  • Anna

    If you're sitting in one of the chairs, you might have a hairless cat jump on your lap because you're warm.

    Anna · December 24, 2009
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  • Greg G.

    They have some great Halloween books on display.

    Greg Gioia · October 19, 2009
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