Since 1971, Modern Times has survived the collapse of the New Left from which it emerged, the assault of chain bookselling, the death of independent stores throughout the country, gentrification of the Mission, and the competition from online booksellers. We see this as testimony to the commitment of our community to a literate and lively exchange of ideas and ideals. We wouldn’t be where we are without support from our ever-expanding community of friends, members, customers, authors, artists, and activists.

Store Hours

Open 12-8pm daily