Telegraph Hill Books was founded in July 2022 by Joseph Carboni.  Actually, it began in March 2020 as Books by Libreria Pino.  But with the move to its new location at 1501 Grant Avenue the time was right to formally create its own identity as an English language, neighborhood bookstore.

Our mission at Telegraph Hill Books is the same as it is at Libreria Pino -  to create a bookstore that is open, bright, and welcoming.  A place where people can come and experience new ideas and languages.  And add value to North Beach and the community.

We have curated suggestions for books about traveling, cooking and learning Italian...plus your next great read, contemporary fiction, and more!