Stacey’s Books to close

This is a huge oh-no: according to SFist, Stacey’s Bookstore, a bastion of downtown time-wasting, browsing and expense account padding, will close in March.

Anybody’s who’s ever worked downtown has spent hours in the store, taking long lunches, avoiding going back to work, or searching for a technical manual or last-minute anniversary present. The 10,000+ square foot store has been an anchor of Lower Market for over 75 years. But now? Toast.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jeremy Hatch (jhatch) on January 6th, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

    That is really sad news — I go there all the time and it was probably my favorite new-books store in town. :( Suck. Wonder whether the landlord demanded a huge rent increase? Seems likely.

    On the bright side, Alexander Book Co. is also an excellent bookstore, and it’s just a block or two down 2nd Street. Hopefully things are looking better for them. Looks like that will be my go-to place for new books downtown in 2009.


  2. Steve’s No Direction Home Page » Blog Archive » Stacey’s Books to close (pingback) on January 6th, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

    [...] Stacey’s Books to close: This is a huge oh-no: according to SFist, Stacey’s Bookstore, a bastion of downtown time-wasting, browsing and expense account padding, will close in March. [...]



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