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Sponsors Support, Save SF Mission Genre Bookstore

A science fiction, mystery and horror bookstore that has weathered some 19 years on Valencia Street is thriving under a sponsorship model its supporters concocted last year – and while its owner is not recklessly optimistic, there is a possibility that the store may acquire a building for a permanent home in San Francisco. A year has passed since science-fiction...
Jene Rita Alviar, the executive director of Mission Education Projects, Inc., cuts the ribbon at the launch of Garfield Park's new youth book corner.

Garfield Park Has a New Book Corner for Kids

About 40 kids visited the Youth Community Center at Garfield Square Park on Tuesday for the grand opening of its new lending library, courtesy of the Mission police station. In the corner of a clubhouse room stood a couple of bookcases. Mission police station officers had found them in a city warehouse and stocked them with about 300 books for...
Alan Beatts, owner of Borderlands Books and neighboring Borderlands Cafe. Photo by Yousur Alhlou.

Borderlands Reaches Its Goal of 300 Sponsors

Update, Sat. Feb 21, 4:06 p.m. From Alan Beatts who writes that in less than two days, Borderlands has met its goal and will remain on the Planet Earth for at least another year. Though we are still accepting sponsorships and will continue to do so for the remainder of the year, at roughly 2:30 pm we reached our goal of 300 sponsors. ...
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Listen Local: Borderlands, Burning Questions

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:00. In this week’s episode, we bring on special guest Alan Beatts, the owner of Borderlands Books, to discuss a controversial stance he took upon announcing that his bookstore would close: Beatts blamed the voter approved...
Fresh deliveries arrive throughout the day, beginning at 4 a.m. In the back, John Butterfield prepares the kitchen for a long day.

A Day in the Life of Borderlands Cafe

Author’s note: All the comments in bold were copied from the guest book at Borderlands Cafe.  It’s Tuesday. 6:53 a.m. 56 degrees. And I can’t find parking in the Mission District. Darn traffic laws. “No parking Tuesday between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m for street cleaning.” “1 hour parking only.” “No stopping anytime.” Out of the corner of my eye,...

People & Twitter Make the World Go Round

As one gloomy and chilly day spills into another, so do customers at Borderlands Books’ new café. It’s very nice to see what’s blossoming in that space sans internet – a young man bent over a sketch he’s formulating while another engages in conversational Italian with his student, an older woman in a black brimmed hat knitting some sort of...
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Cup of coffee… or a frog?

If you haven’t noticed, construction has wrapped up on Valencia and everyone can now enjoy wider sidewalks! Check it out when you go for a little Christmas Eve stroll. I know I’m excited I no longer have to worry about close calls with drivers on my bike, lest I risk being forced into fresh asphalt. Since you’re probably doing some...