80 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127
Open 9 AM - 10 PM Every Day

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We have been overwhelmed by the warmth and appreciation with which so many of you have greeted the opening of our bookshop. While we are still a work in progress, we hope to provide you with a comfortable place to browse, a gathering place to meet friends, and of course a shop to find good books. In the coming weeks you will see lots more books arriving as well as magazines, greeting cards, gifts, and a few more places to sit. We will be changing things around and experimenting with all sorts of things. So come in and watch as we evolve.

We are pleased to announce our first two author events. Please bring your children this coming Saturday as we host Lisa Brown, a local author who we know you will want to meet. Her book How To Be is a delightful book for your preschoolers. In early July, we are honored to host Julia Glass, author of The Whole World Over. Julia Glass's earlier book Three Junes won the National Book Award as well as the hearts of thousands of readers.

If you cannot attend a reading but would like us to have a copy autographed for you, please call us to make arrangements at 564-8080.

If you would like some suggestions for Father's Day, please drop by and ask for help. We're open every day 10 am until 9 pm, and probably a bit later on Friday and Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Anna Bullard, Neal Sofman, Jennifer Singh, and the staff of BOOKSHOP WEST PORTAL.

How to Be Cover

How To Be
Saturday, June 17th at 11:30 AM

Bookshop West Portal is proud to welcome local writer/illustrator Lisa Brown for our debut event. How To Be is Lisa Brown's inspired first picture book that shows young children how to imitate different animals — and how to be themselves.

The Whole World Over

The Whole World Over
Saturday, July 8th at 7 PM

Julia Glass burst onto the literary scene with Three Junes, which won the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction. She follows up that memorable debut with another moving, accomplished novel about the accidents small and large that determine our choices in love.