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Welcome to the Argonaut Book Shop, specialists in the history of California, Western Americana, Western Exploration, Pacific Voyages, Rare Literature, and Illustrated Books, as well as maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts and ephemera.

Company Profile
The Argonaut Book Shop was founded in 1941 in the middle of the financial district of San Francisco by Robert D. Haines. The Argonaut was a founding member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and is also a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. For the last thirty-five years the shops proprietor has been Robert D. Haines, Jr. A number of years ago, Angela C. Haines and Aaron C. Haines joined the firm and are the third generation family members in the business. The shop is located near historic Union Square in downtown San Francisco and is open six days a week.

One of San Franciscos literary institutions (L.A. Style)
One of the leading dealers in books on California (Nob Hill Gazette)
The antiquarian book lovers haven (San Francisco Chronicle)
A slice of San Francisco history (Bonnie About Town)
Best western bookstore in California - 2003 (True West Magazine)
Best western bookstore in California - 2004 (True West Magazine)

Specialties of the Argonaut Book Shop

bullet Californiana
bullet Civil War
bullet Literature
bullet San Francisco
bullet Travel in the Americas
bullet Fine Press Books
bullet Western Americana
bullet Pacific Voyages
bullet Illustrated Books
bullet Western Exploration
bullet Maritime
bullet Cultural Art
bullet Regional Americana
bullet Railroadiana
bullet Misc. Fine & Rare Books

Contact Information
We can be contacted at the numbers and addresses listed below. Lists and catalogues are issued throughout the year. Please contact us so that we may place you on our mailing list. Your interest in the Argonaut Book Shop is appreciated.

Telephone                                   FAX
(+1) 415-474-9067                  (+1) 415-474-2537
Mon. - Fri.: 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 4:00
Postal address
Argonaut Book Shop
786 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Date last modified 09-17-2010