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Kinokuniya Bookstore

Kinokuniya Bookstore

Bookstore, Record Shop, and Newsstand
Japantown, San Francisco
  • Calvin T.
    "Do not miss the manga section downstairs."(4 Tips)
    Jess M.
    "Amazing selection of design books"(2 Tips)
    "Their selection of design and craft books/magazines is outstanding!"(2 Tips)
    m d.
    "Authentic Japanese book store."(2 Tips)
36 Tips and reviews
  • books
  • selection of designers
  • downstairs
  • cute
  • spacious
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  • Anna K.
    Anna Kaminova2 weeks ago
    Surprisingly they have rare books on graphic design!
  • Saliem (Liem) C.
    Saliem (Liem) ChiuSeptember 22
    horrible over priced tourist trap
  • Finella Jianna V.
    Amaaazing collection of mangas and everything Japanese. They alsso have pusheens here 😍
  • Jole P.
    Jole PDecember 14, 2016
    Dont forget to check out the downstairs for a huge manga collection
  • m d.
    m dMay 27, 2016
    Authentic Japanese book store. You can spend your time as long as youd like.
  • Jess M.
    Jess MireauApril 25, 2016
    Amazing selection of design books
  • Karolina 🐙
    Karolina 🐙February 24, 2016
    Truly Japanese - you have to look for things in English! Amazing choice in mangas.
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneNovember 17, 2014
    They not just have a myriad of japanese magazines, but they sell kendama, and the comic bookstore downstairs has a vast selection of Katsuya Terada's books
  • Rori M.
    Rori MezaNovember 3, 2014
    A wide selection. I wish I had enough time to look at everything.
  • Hoa S.
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  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenSeptember 17, 2014
    Huge Japanese bookstore. Lots to see and buy.
  • Sandrastica
    SandrasticaSeptember 1, 2014
    Not only books! Lots of merchandising and beautiful Japanese items!
  • Russell Allen E.
    Russell Allen EsmusAugust 8, 2014
    MANGA. The magazine selection is great too!
  • Janice L.
    Janice LiAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    weaboo town 1st floor, diverse selection found nowhere else on 2nd floor. great place to explore asian authors & particularly modern asian authors; that's hard to find even in a public library.
  • Alberto J S M.
    Alberto J S Moreau DOctober 31, 2013
    I always go to the one in NY but this is bigger and have a lot more of unique pieces, it is a must to go...
  • Laura
    LauraSeptember 25, 2013
    This bookstore is amazing. If you love Japanese manga, anime and more then check this out!
  • ivy♥
    ivy♥March 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Looking for a Japanese book and can't find it here? Don't fret! You can just order with them and pick it up a week or two later. Definitely cheaper than ordering with Amazon Japan!
  • ivy♥
    ivy♥March 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Their selection of design and craft books/magazines is outstanding! Everything is oh-so-kawaii =) If you dig Asian cuteness, this is THE place.
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TeohFebruary 24, 2013
    Do not miss the manga section downstairs. Want to buy all the things
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MeyerDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great art and design section!
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰October 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get everything Domo here!
  • doubledigitmigit
    doubledigitmigitAugust 31, 2012
    Great place if you're looking for manga. The whole bottom floor is manga books, half of the store is english and the other half is japanese.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SalazAugust 18, 2012
    I've watched about 15 music videos airing on their TV downstairs. 10 live vocaloid, 3 vocaloid PV, 2 kyarmy pamu pamu videos. Yep.
  • Evgeniy D.
    Evgeniy DankovtsevJuly 21, 2012
    Coming here always brings back to me great times being otaku. Aside from anime manga stuff they sell a lot of other interesting books. Check out art books on the second floor
  • Dave S.
    Dave SilverstoneDecember 25, 2011
    The bookstore may be the main draw, but don't miss the rest of the mini-mall packed into this nondescript Japantown building - cool stores and excellent dining options!
  • 99designs
    99designsDecember 13, 2011
    This book store has the best selection of graphic design books in San Francisco, plus it's in Japantown. - Matt Basham, In-house Designer
  • Rochelle F.
    Rochelle FrugugliettiAugust 3, 2011
    For those of you into japanese fashion... pick up the latest issue of ViVi Magazine!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah Dahlgren-DawsonDecember 31, 2010
    If you love the fashion magazines but not the price look for the 50% off cart to get great deals!
  • Yi H.
    Yi HuangNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get your hot Yaoi here.
  • Jonathan
    JonathanOctober 21, 2010
    I'm hooked on Japanese stationary.
  • Carlos E.
    Carlos EatsMay 31, 2010
    Buy a Japanese magazine with a hot Japanese chick on the cover only to find out that there is nothing but manga inside.
  • Justin M.
    Justin McDonaldMay 3, 2010
    Buy a Tokion Magazine
  • Emily B.
    Emily BalistrieriNovember 29, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    buy Japanese textbooks in Japanese.
  • Jieun C. L.
    Jieun C. L.March 13, 2016
    역시 일본만화책이 진리. 여기 짱. 영어번역본도 있네요
  • Gerard B.
    Gerard BourguignatMarch 7, 2015
    FUSION est mon premier roman. C'est un condensé d'amour. Découvrez-le ici :
  • Mardi
    MardiSeptember 23, 2011
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