A photography book and guide to the creative legacy of neon survivors and lost icons of small businesses in San Francisco.

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SF Neon is also available at these Bay Area locations:

  • Alexander Books
  • Amoeba Music SF
  • Books Inc.
  • Book Passage
  • Bonhomie
  • Builder's Booksource
  • Californian Historical Society
  • Christopher Books
  • deYoung Museum Book Store
  • Dog Eared Books
  • Exploratorium Museum Book Store
  • Folio Books
  • Green Arcade Books
  • Green Apple Books
  • Legion of Honor Museum Book Store
  • Modern Times Bookstore
  • Pegasus Books Berkeley
  • PIcnic
  • SFMOMA Book Stores
  • Thidwick Books
  • William Stout Architectural Books

Los Angeles:

  • Museum of Neon Art (MONA) Book Store


  • American Sign Museum Bookstore

Cloth hardcover edition with 200+color photographs,  extended neon notes section and neighborhood index. The fabulous Verdi Club is on the cover,  one of the best neon signs in San Francisco.

Neon Walking Tours

Sam Wo's Restaurant and the Great Star Theater light up the night sky again!

Spend an evening under the neon glow and buzz with  guides
Al Barna and Randall Homan. Four different tours through neighborhoods with clusters of vintage neon. All tours feature local historical background with architectural and graphic design insights to the legacy neon signs of San Francisco.
Suggested donation $15 per person. Reservations required.

San Francisco Neon Survivors
and Icons from the Archives

Find out more about this unique exhibit of surviving neon signs and historic images from the San Francisco Public Library photo archives...

All photos and content © 2016 Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan