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Op-Ed: 'Thieving Forest' now goes to audio book format Special

San Francisco - Fall has been an exciting time for local author Martha Conway. This past Oct. 29, she appeared at BookShop West Portal in a panel sponsored by the Women's National Book Association.

Op-Ed: Empty spaces never fear when local businesses are near to pizza Special

San Francisco - While the recession continues on leaving many empty spots on "the Main Street" corridors of the nation, there are many small businesses stepping up and taking risks by initiating more business opportunities anyway, despite the risks.

Books in old fashion print are still king at San Francisco shop Special

San Francisco - A charming enclave of San Francisco is the West Portal District nestled in a convenient spot between St. Francis Wood and Ingleside.
 

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Tom Mayer loved to socialize and was well-versed in many subjects not just film and theater. He atte...
Tom Mayer loved to socialize and was well-versed in many subjects not just film and theater. He attended the anniversary celebrations of the Westside Observer, one of many local newspapers he wrote for in San Francisco.
by Doug Comstock, courtesy of the Westside Observer, San Francisco
An empty retail space in San Francisco s quaint and popular West Portal District has not to fear bec...
An empty retail space in San Francisco's quaint and popular West Portal District has not to fear because at some point a local business like Goat Hill Pizza will fill the gap. Local businesses care about the city and towns they are in. Small and local businesses are helping to overcome the economic recession that has many filled with fear in taking risks.
Located at 80 West Portal Ave is the bookshop where printed books are still king  says the shop mana...
Located at 80 West Portal Ave is the bookshop where printed books are still king, says the shop manager Kevin Atkin.
On Tuesday June 20  author Martha Conway read from her latest historical novel   Underground River  ...
On Tuesday June 20, author Martha Conway read from her latest historical novel, 'Underground River' to an enthralled gathering at Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco.
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Locally-based author Martha Conway was honored to be part of the Woman s National Book Association p...
Locally-based author Martha Conway was honored to be part of the Woman's National Book Association panel which presented three other authors that evening at Bookshop West Portal: Carole Bumpus, Lisa Alpine and moderator for the evening, Elise Frances Miller.
Jay Miller
Local author Joseph Sutton with his most recent book  The Year The Giants Won The Series  stands out...
Local author Joseph Sutton with his most recent book "The Year The Giants Won The Series" stands outside the Book Shop West Portal.
Posters and signs were up amid renovation efforts  letting everyone know Goat Hill Pizza was prepari...
Posters and signs were up amid renovation efforts, letting everyone know Goat Hill Pizza was preparing for a grand opening on Aug. 27, 2012
Bookshop West Portal store manager Kevin Atkin talked with local author Joseph Sutton about baseball...
Bookshop West Portal store manager Kevin Atkin talked with local author Joseph Sutton about baseball and Sutton's recent book.

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