Why Aren't You at the Chronicle Books Sale Right Now?
Books make great gifts, and not just for the holidays. Books for birthday. Books as hostess presents. Just because books. Whatever the occasion, reading material is a solid gift, and San Francisco’s own Chronicle Books is one of the best resources for beautiful books. Which brings us to a bold statement: you would be insane to miss the Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale happening this weekend in SoMa.
Everything—and we mean everything—at the sale is 80 percent off, whether it’s a book, paper dolls, or a stationery set. The selection is a mixed bag, but expect more How-To, humorous giftable guides, and cookbooks than novels or memoirs. The event, at 680 2nd Street, runs until 7 pm Friday, December 14, and continues from 10 am–3 pm on Saturday, December 15. If you’re in a rush to get to a party, there’s even a self-serve gift-wrapping station. Pro-tip: If you don’t have a specific occasion in mind for each title you come across, consider taking a stack home as hostess gifts for the upcoming year. Most items will ring in around the $4-$6 range.
Warehouse sale shoppers also get a 20 percent discount at Slice House next door, so don’t forget to snag a coupon while you’re at the register.