The Bindery


The Bindery is a multi-purpose events space and bookstore located at 1727 Haight Street and available to rent for your event. To get updates about The Bindery, sign up for Booksmith's newsletter (left bar). 



Mon-Sat 2PM - 10PM / Sun 2PM - 8PM







About The Bindery

Our events parlor has a beer, wine, and cocktail bar, and is available to rent 7 days a week for all manner of events, both literary and otherwise.


The Bindery is also a living full-service bookstore featuring an experimental keystone, The Arcana Project: a deep, highly inclusive array of books—fiction and nonfiction, from all over the world—presented in chronological order, by the date they were written.



More about The Arcana Project

The Arcana Project has added about 10,000 titles to Booksmith’s existing inventory. It is designed to assemble an incomplete, constantly evolving index of converging and diverging stories that lead towards our literary, cultural moment.


The peculiar organization intends to offer a way to get lost, be surprised, find new things, and remember what might have been forgotten. It hopes to anchor to the past, and imagine the future. It will change over time, based on a permanent box to suggest titles to carry. It will cluster around different nodes of thought as it evolves and grows. It will cement the Bindery as a place in the Haight for the curious.



Are you Curious?

Visit The Bindery & The Arcana Project daily from 2-10PM, or Sundays from 2-8PM at 1727 Haight Street (the former home of the Red Vic Movie House).









[bottom photos by J Sparenberg]




Other Bindery news: 

  • Melville House Blog: How a new bookstore can come out of anywhere and become anything: an interview with the staff of the Booksmith (and the Bindery)
  • Shelf Awareness: Booksmith Opening The Bindery
  • Hoodline: 'The Bindery' Bookseller, Café, & Event Space Debuts On Haight