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Our Story

Arkipelago Books has been a pillar of the community for 20 years and exists as one of 2 of the only distributors of speciality books outside of the Philippines. Additionally, the store's collection of contemporary and historical Filipino American titles makes Arkipelago Books a leader in book distribution to libraries, educational institutions, as well as to the local and traveler alike interested in Filipino Literature, Culture, Social Sciences, Art, Poetry, History, and more.

Located in the Bayanihan Building in the South of Market (SOMA), Arkipelago Books is a cornerstone to the Filipino businesses, advocate organizations, art spaces and families in the neighborhood. Also, community members from all walks of life -- including academics, artists, activists, students of all ages, in all parts of the country know, love and count on Us and ArkipelagoBooks to provide current, quality products and services. Just this past Fall, this same community rallied and won their bid for SOMA PILIPINAS, San Francisco's newest Historical District, marking the contributions of Filipinos to the neighborhood and to the city.

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Come visit the store

We are located at 1010 Mission St. San Francisco, CA, 94103


Mon: 11:00 am – 6:00pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:00 am – 6:00pm
Thu 11:00 am – 6:00pm
Fri 11:00 am – 6:00pm
Sat 11:00 am – 4:00pm
Sun 11:00 am – 4:00pm