Best of the Bay 2011: BEST CHEAP PLACE TO SCORE A CUP AND A CONRAD

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Literature and coffee: such sweet, sweet dependencies. Enable both on the cheap at Reader's Café . Inconspicuous to those on a casual Fort Mason stroll, this used book treasure trove on the bay is infinite and grand once found. With $20, it's possible to take home a few written works (some only $1!) and still have change for indulging in a custom-brewed cup of Blue Bottle. Reader's is a production of the San Francisco Friends of the Library, so not only does each purchase soothe the DTs, it's for a good cause.

Building C, Room 165, Fort Mason Center, SF. (415) 771-1076, www.readerscafe.org