Adobe Bookshop is old school San Francisco. Old school enough not to have a website. Old school enough to be welcoming to a colorful collection of unwashed characters, sit/lie laws be damned.
Adobe Bookshop is filled to the brim with fascinating books. On a recent visit I found a decades-old book titled “Holy Torture in Fiji.” This is not the place to make a beeline for a specific title, this is a place to lazily browse the collection in search of whatever gems may await.
Andrew, Adobe’s gentle owner, is happy to direct you around the labyrinth of tomes or let you find your way on your own if you prefer. Some of the books are a little old, with a torn page or two. It’s fun to imagine who else owned these books. Why did they sell them? Who thinks “Holy Torture in Fiji” isn’t interesting enough to be kept? Adobe Bookshop opens more mysteries than it solves, but that’s its charm. Check it out.