Needles & Pens

    Needles and Pens is a combination of the interests of Andrew Martin Scott and Breezy Culbertson: for Andrew that means ‘zines of all sorts and for Breezy it's consignment clothing and handmade jewelry. The shop is located on 16th Street in the Mission District, and within a small radius of the store you’ll find as wide an array of restaurants, shops, and bars, as the variety of ‘zines inside Needles and Pens. Oftentimes, artists find the store, showing up out of the blue with a handful of prints in hopes that the shop will choose to accept a stack to sell and ultimately split the profits. The store holds over a hundred different titles which range broadly in subject—photography, graffiti, illustrations, collage, interviews , skateboarding, and so much more. You can also stroll over to the shop to check out its gallery where they hold ongoing art exhibitions and the occasional music show.Show lessRead more

    1173 Valencia Street , San Francisco (22nd St, 23d St)

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