Black Bird Bookstore
This sweet little bookstore by the beach has made a name for themselves by focusing on a carefully curated selection of books versus straight-up quantity, and we love them for it. Where else can you find hot new fiction hardcovers, beautiful chapbooks from local poets, a gorgeous array of cookbooks and DIY guides, plus a truly dreamy children’s section complete with a back garden? They have Four Barrel coffee and treats, too, should you want a caffeine and sugar rush to go along with your literary swoon.
From the founder of NYC’s famous Bluestockings activist bookstore comes this intimate Outer Sunset bookshop that opened in 2017. It not only boasts a well-edited collection of new fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature, but also a decent cafe window and the coziest secret garden laden with succulents.