Borderlands Books and Borderlands Cafe is a gem in the city: a bookstore and cafe that specializes in new and used science fiction, fantasy, and horror. If you've been around these parts 10 or more years, you might remember their sphinx kitties roaming the store, and a sign that told everyone when the cats were in.
Today's episode is from Borderlands co-founder Alan Beatts. The Borderlands Cafe was a later addition to the bookstore. During the construction of the cafe, Alan found something in the basement that sent the crew running.
The bookstore faced closure a few years ago, and amazingly the staff raised $2M through a grassroots campaign to buy a building on Haight Street where they will be located permanently.