A progressive resource for the Bay Area, a neighborhood bookstore for the Mission.

Located in San Francisco’s Mission District, we sell both used and new books. We offer wide-ranging literature on globalization, politics, and world economies as well as a highly curated selection of graphic novels, fiction, and criticism. We maintain informed sexuality and gender sections, and feature one of the Bay Area’s most extensive collections of writings on Latina/o history and culture, including a full selection of Spanish language books. And did we mention our children’s books? Modern Times fosters a vital literary community, offers an exciting calendar of events, and has served as a neighborhood and citywide resource for 44 years.