Books About San Francisco
Countless books have been written on San Francisco, a rich source of historical and contemporary knowledge available to anyone with interest in our city's storied past and why it has become what it is today. Most are available for free through the public library system. New titles are being published and sold every month. The collection pictured below (click to Google) is thus anything but comprehensive, serving only to whet your appetite for the literary San Francisco feast that awaits you. They are divided into the following eras: 1800s and earlier, Early 20th Century, Post-WWII to the 20th Century, & General (that is, titles that cross the aforementioned eras).