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Book browsing on Hyde Street Pier.

Tales of the sea line the walls of the new maritime bookstore at San Francisco's Hyde Street Pier, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's showcase of historic sailing and steam ships.

You'll find old favorites--novals like Robinson Crusoe, Moby Dick, and The Sea Wolf--along with sailing manuals, San Francisco Bay maritime history books, field guides to Pacific marine life, and children's pop-up and coloring books. The bookstore, in the visitor center at the pier's entrance, is open 10 to 5 daily. You can pick up an audio tour ($2 donation) here before heading to the boats. The pier is at the foot of Hyde Street, just west of Fisherman's Wharf. Street parking is limited; you may find some three or four blocks up Hyde Street or at nearby commercial lots. The Powell-Hyde cable car will bring you within walking distance of the pier.
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Title Annotation:Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco
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Date:Jun 1, 1985
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