Fodor's Expert Review 826 Valencia
The brainchild of local author Dave Eggers is primarily a center established to help kids with their writing skills via writing programs and storytelling events. But the storefront is also "San Francisco's only independent pirate supply store," a quirky space filled with eye patches, spyglasses, and other pirate-themed paraphernalia. Eggers's quarterly journal, McSweeney's, and other publications are available here. Proceeds benefit the writing center.