The City Center Bookstore offers a unique collection of books, cards and merchandise, all intended to support the study and practice of Buddhism in its many forms and traditions.
We are located at 300 Page Street, at the corner of Laguna. See directions here.
Housed within the main building, but with a separate entrance which is directly accessible via the front access ramp, the Bookstore is staffed by practitioners whose personal experience is a wealth of information.
*Closed Thurs & Fri, May 1-2, for semi-annual inventory
*Open regular hours on Sat, May 3
Monday-Friday: 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 1 pm
When volunteers are available, the bookstore is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
We carry everything you need to outfit your home altar, and to support your study of the teachings. We can also custom order many items, so please call about that special something you are seeking.
Merchandise we offer includes:
Books and magazines – for adults and children – including sutras, koan commentaries, cookbooks, recovery, and brain science
Meditation cushions and furniture – zafu, zabuton, benches, bells
Incense – San Francisco Zen Center’s custom brand of incense, as well as other Japanese and Chinese styles of scent
Cards, journals, calendars and calligraphy
Statuary – Shakyamuni, Quan Yin, Tara, Jizo, Maitreya
Mala beads – from all over the world
Info and Ordering
ONLINE ORDERS: The online bookstore is temporarily down as we move to a new system.
MAIL ORDERS: Please telephone the bookstore with your order and credit card details.
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