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The Bindery is a satellite space for The Booksmith, a 42-year-old independent bookstore and legacy business located in the historic Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco, featuring a dedicated events parlor and a full-service bookstore.

The parlor has a full alcohol license, with beer and kombucha on tap, a wine selection and select craft cocktails. Well-insulated for sound, the space has an incredible sound system, high definition projector and wall-size screen, and comfortable seating with completely customizable room configurations that range from cocktail tables to theater style to living room, with leather couches and armchairs. The parlor is available to rent 7 days and nights a week for all manner of events, literary and otherwise.

The Bindery is also a full-service bookstore featuring an experimental keystone, The Arcana Project: a deep, highly inclusive array of about 10,000 books—fiction and nonfiction, from all over the world—presented in chronological order, according to the dates they were written.

Rentals can be made private or public.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Reading, Audio Recording, Exhibition, Meeting, Screening, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Audition, Class, Special Event, Rehearsal, Performance
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use No confetti or glitter.


COLORED BLOCKS = NOT AVAILABLE Click on open time blocks to create a space request.
Space requests must be at least 2 days in advance.
Rental must be for at least 1 hour

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

The best way to book is to fill out this survey: If you need a quick response, don't hesitate to email or call 415-967-8376.

Hours Of Operation 8am - 1am. Hours are flexible in both directions, depending on the event/use.
Rental Policy To confirm a booking, a 50% deposit is required. Full payment is due on the day of the event. All food must be approved in advance, and comes with a refundable $50 cleaning fee. For all rentals, should the space not be restored to its original condition, an additional fee shall be charged, commensurate with cleanup. The Bindery is an all-ages venue. Other rules and regulations may apply. Please send any specific questions directly to
Cancellation Policy Cancellations with notice of less than 2 weeks forfeit their deposit. Cancellations of less than 48 hours forfeit the entire rental cost.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit
Rental Personnel On site manager, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Stage hands, Box office staff, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 2800.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Grid, Mirrors, Wings/backstage space, Sound-proof, Industrial sink, Privacy, High definition projector and screen, with wireless mics.
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi, More A/V info coming soon. Email for details.
Flooring Stone
Stage Configuration no stage
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity 60
Seating Flexible seating, cocktail tables

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Floor mats, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories -
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, DVD player, Coming soon. Contact with any questions.
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Bike rack, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Vending machines, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Reading - - - -
Audio Recording $125-$237.50 - - -
Exhibition $125-$237.50 - - -
Meeting $125-$237.50 - - -
Screening $125-$237.50 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $125-$237.50 - - -
Photo Shoot $125-$237.50 - - -
Audition $125-$237.50 - - -
Class $125-$237.50 - - -
Special Event $125-$237.50 - - -
Rehearsal $125-$237.50 - - -
Performance $125-$237.50 - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Reading - - - -
Audio Recording $50-$93.75 - - -
Exhibition $50-$93.75 - - -
Meeting $50-$93.75 - - -
Screening $50-$93.75 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $50-$93.75 - - -
Photo Shoot $50-$93.75 - - -
Audition $50-$93.75 - - -
Class $50-$93.75 - - -
Special Event $50-$93.75 - - -
Rehearsal $50-$93.75 - - -
Performance $50-$93.75 - - -

This space was last updated on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 at 3:09PM