March 2021 /  Booksmith permanently relocates to 1727 Haight to begin a new chapter.


July 2017 / Interview with Melville House for their blog about The Bindery and how a bookstore can come from anywhere and be anything | MPH Books


February 2017 / Mystery Benefactors Buy Copies of 1984, The Handmaid's Tale, and In the Garden of Beasts to give away to customers in Read and Resist Campaign | SF Gate / LA Times / The Guardian / Yahoo! / BBC Radio (1:55:00) / CNN / ActuaLitté / San Francisco Chronicle / KQED


January 2017 / Booksmith Boycotts Simon & Schuster over Milo Y. Book Deal | Hoodline / SF Weekly / SFist / Bookselling this Week / Melville House / Shelf Awareness / Confessions of a Boy Toy / KTVU


October 2016 / Booksmith is expanding! The Bindery, our new satellite shop, opens November 1 | Hoodline


September 2016 / The Today Show features Booksmith in a segment on alternative tourism | The Today Show


September 2016 / Shipwreck host Amy Stephenson profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle | Date Book


August 2016 / Owner Christin Evans talks to KPIX about supporting a 401K plan for low wage workers | CBS Local


July 2016 / San Francisco Magazine names Booksmith Best New Books in their list of best places to shop | San Francisco Magazine


April 2016 / Booksmith added to as a culture expert in the Haight. | Stay


April 2016 / Amy talks to Papa Llama about bookselling, Indie Bookstore Day, and her space husband. | Papa Llama Blog


February 2016 / Booksmith featured as one of the ten coolest bookstores in SF | The Culture Trip


December 1, 2015 / Booksmith owner Christin Evans receives a Small Business Advocacy Award from Small Business Majority | Shelf Awareness


October 29, 2015 / The 13 Spookiest Halloween Storefronts In San Francisco / sfist


October 7, 2015 / I Went To A Competitive Erotic Fanfiction Event, Which Is A Real Thing That Exists / MTV News


September 17, 2015 / Not Your Mother's Moby Dick / How one bookstore is putting an unexpected twist on the classics. KALW.


September 10, 2015 / Booksmith Featured in Feed Your Need to Read


July 27, 2015 / Booksmith Shelfie in BookTrib


July 21, 2015 / Booksmith bookslinger Na'amen Tilahun snags trilogy deal


July 18, 2015 / Booksmith featured on The Indie Bob Spot


July 14, 2015 / Lisa Lo Paro captures our good side on The Most Happy


June 2, 2015 / Celebrating Booksmith alum Colin Winnette's launch of Haints Stay. Hoodline


May 19, 2015 / Shipwreck write-up in The Brooklyn Paper


May 1, 2015 / Booksmith transforms into a Mad Tea Party for California Bookstore Day. Hoodline


March 7, 2015 / Shout out from Jeff VanderMeer on FSG Bookkeeping


March 24, 2015 / Cheetos likes us on Facebook. Twitter


September 14, 2014 / Booksmith listed in SF Weekly as one of the best bookstores in San Francisco


July 10, 2013 / Booksmith's buyer Camden Avery interviewed in SF Weekly


September 12, 2012 / Christin and Praveen interviewed by Notebook on Cities and Culture, a twice-weekly long-form conversation with cultural creators, internationalists, and observers of the urban scene 


June 26, 2011 / San Francisco Chronicle on Booksmith events


June 8, 2011 / Pia Chatterjee in the Chronicle interviews Christin Evans


June 2011 / SF Weekly Names The Booksmith "Best Reimagined Bookstore" 


October 3, 2010 / Booksmith to Livestream Author Events with


July 14, 2010 / East Bay Express recognizes Berkeley Arts & Lectures as Best Lecture Series in East Bay


April 19, 2010 / The feisty independent booksellers at Booksmith use their new platform at Huffington Post to challenge New York Times harsh review of Yann Martel's new book Beatrice and Virgil.


October 29, 2009 / Huffington Post invites Praveen and Christin to write for their newly launched books section.  Read the series of three inaugural articles:

Why did we quit our cushy corporate jobs to reinvent independent bookselling?

Why all the fuss about "independent" bookstores?

Evolve or die: Why reinvent bookstores?


September 15, 2009 / Booksmith teams up with local author Kemble Scott to break through the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list for Scott's new self-published book Sower


September 2009 / Frances Dinkelspiel, a noted local author and founder of news site Berkeleyside, acknowledges "Berkeley Arts & Letters has only been around for a year, and if this fall’s line up is any indication, it has already moved into the top echelon of Bay Area speaking series. Twelve months to becoming a major cultural force.  Wow."


May 23, 2009 / San Francisco selects Booksmith as a model business for its citywide ad campaign


January 15, 2009 / C.W. Nevius of The San Francisco Chronicle interviews Christin and Praveen and weighs in on the future of independent bookstores in the Bay Area. Bay Area indie bookstores beat the odds


January 9, 2009 / The New York Times published a travelogue piece about Haight-Ashbury, The Booksmith is mentioned in a paragraph towards the end of the article. In San Francisco, Where Flower Power Still Blooms


December 19, 2008 / Haight Ashbury Improvement Association (HAIA), Mayor Gavin Newsom, and San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors recognize Booksmith’s efforts to build community. Booksmith wins Neighborhood Treasure Award


August 2008 / Christin and Praveen are interviewed for the A.T. Kearney Alumni Matters newsletter. Alumni Spotlight


June 20, 2008 / Rick Kleffel interviews Praveen. The Agony Column


May 28, 2008 / Booksmith staffer (and talented writer) Kiara Brinkman gets blogged in ZyzzyvaZyzzyva Speaks


May 2008 / The Booksmith wins the “Best Author Appearances” category from the SF


April 2008 / Read all about Christin and Praveen’s recent trip to London as part of the American delegation of booksellers at the London Book Fair. They spent eight days learning about British bookselling and meeting booksellers from around the US and UK. LitMinds blog


April 2008 / Booksmith staff member Carrie Evans was on NBC11’s Quills TV to talk about books. QUILLS TV


December 20, 2007 / A special holiday message from Christin, Praveen, and the staff of The Booksmith. Holiday Greetings from The Booksmith


October 23, 2007 / Literary Entrepreneurs Aim to Create the Independent Bookstore for the 21st Century. Acquisition of The Booksmith Complete


September 26, 2007 / Christin and Praveen, along with The Booksmith, are featured in Shelf AwarenessFar Out: New Booksmith Owners Add MBA Ideas


August 17, 2007 / Christin and Praveen and The Booksmith are featured in the San Francisco Business Times. Duo seeks to turn bookstore decline into fiction