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Phoenix Books, a Noe Valley institution for nearly 30 years, is up for sale. Its owner, Kate Rosenberger, also owns Dog-Eared Books, Red Hill Books and Alley Cat, and apparently unlike the Adobe Books saga, it's not an enormous rent hike or financial trouble that has Rosenberger interested in selling.
Noe Valley SF reports that her lease is good for several years out. And even though her landlord on Valencia has jacked her rent and evicted two other tenants in the building where Dog-Eared books is located, the shop is profitable and will stay. She told Noe Valley SF that Pheonix is also profitable but needs updates including a new computer system. And, she added: "The fact of the matter is, I have an 8 year old daughter, and I don't want to miss her childhood." Who can blame her? Here's to happy childhoods and successful local bookstores.
· For Sale: Phoenix Books [Noe Valley SF]
· Jack Spade OK'd on 16th Street, in Love With Gentrification [Racked SF]
· Phoenix Books [Official Site]