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SAN FRANCISCO
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Mrs. Dewson's Hats in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO and OAKLAND
SHOPS and GALLERIES


Oakland, CA

Marcus Books
DESCRIPTION: Co-owned and managed by Blanche Richardson; featuring more than 12,000 titles, it has the largest Afrocentric book collection in the Bay Area; the best thing about this haven for book lovers, is its frequent book signings – practically every Black author of note comes here
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-6p, Sun 12p-4p, open longer during book signings
ADDRESS: 3900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-652-2344
WEBSITE: http://www.marcusbookstores.com

Samuel's Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Samuel Fredericks established his gallery in 1983 and acquired the largest collection of fine African American artwork, limited prints and posters in Northern California
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 1p-4:30p, Sat Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 918 West 18th Street  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-452-2059
WEBSITE: http://www.samuelsgallery.com

Thelma Harris Art Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Open since 1990, specializes in contemporary emerging, mid-career and established painters, sculptors and mixed media artists; featured artists include Jonathan Green, Ed Dwight, William Tolliver, Gene Pearson, and Claude Clark
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Fri 11a-6p, Sat 12p-5p
ADDRESS: 5940 College Ave  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-654-0443
WEBSITE: http://www.thelmaharrisartgallery.com

San Leandro, CA

Absolutely Beautiful
DESCRIPTION: Abeba hosts culturally-inspired wearable art for sisters in this home-away-from home where sisters are queens; her comfy parlor also features nail care; come in, relax and replenish your spirit
DAYS & HOURS: by appt
ADDRESS: 163 Pelton Center Way  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 510-351-3157
WEBSITE: http://absolutelyabeba.com

San Francisco, CA

African Outlet
DESCRIPTION: Quality African masks, crafts, garments, rare jewelry, oils, incense and unique memorabilia at reasonable prices
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-6p
ADDRESS: 524 Octavia Street  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 415-864-3576
WEBSITE: none

Marcus Books
DESCRIPTION: The Source for Afrocentric books since the early 1960s; their author readings are extensive since they are on the national book tour circuit; park in the nearby Kabuki Center
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-7p
ADDRESS: 1712 Fillmore Street  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 415-346-4222
WEBSITE: http://www.marcusbookstores.com

Mrs. Dewson's Hats
DESCRIPTION: This shop is famous for providing hats to the mayor of San Francisco and thousands of other satisfied customers; Mrs. Dewson's foundation has also improved the lives of battered women
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 2050 Fillmore Street  MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 415-346-1600
WEBSITE: http://www.mrsdewsonhats.com


 

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