North Beach’s Italian-language bookstore Libreria Pino moves to striking new home

Jun 16, 2022 228

BY: Dorothy O'Donnell

Since opening in North Beach as a pop-up store specializing in Italian language books in 2017, Libreria Pino has outgrown several different locations in the neighborhood. Now, the bookstore’s starting a fresh chapter in bigger digs that will serve as its long-term home.

For the past 18 months, owner Joseph Carboni has worked to transform the site of a former bakery at 1501 Grant Avenue into a light and airy haven for Italian literature lovers. The inviting loft-style space features exposed ceiling beams and brick walls, rows of streamlined white bookcases, and sleek chrome and leather seating.

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