Let’s Go Giants!

The opening game of the World Series is underway! Huge crowds of fans have been streaming into the neighborhood all day to cheer on the San Francisco Giants. As our office is only a block away from the ballpark, we are right in the thick of it, so it was crucial to outfit our storefront accordingly this morning.

Do you like the Brian Wilson beards we crafted up?

We’re hoping fans will appreciate the cover of Bob Barner’s children’s book, Bears, Bears, Bears, in the window, featuring Pablo Sandoval’s cuddly alter ego. But any baseball fan, even those of the Texan persuasion, should check out B is for Baseball It’s a must-have for all ages.


Now, as our online community manager, I spend a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter. I was so inspired by the awesome Giants-themed logos created by SFMOMA and the Exploratorium that I decided to take ours to a whole new level for the World Series. Three words: FEAR THE BEARD!


For all the hardcore baseball nuts out there (and truly old-school Giants fans), I thought I’d leave you with a little World Series trivia from Obsessed with Baseball:

Christy Mathewson won three games in the 1905 Series for the Giants; which pitcher won the other for the champs?
A. Joe McGinnity
B. Hooks Wiltse
C. Red Ames
D. Henry Mathewson

By the way, if any of you are heading to our ‘hood tomorrow, swing by our store at 680 2nd Street. It’s our annual warehouse sale and everything is 65% off! We’ll even hold your purchases for you to pick up so you don’t have to schlep ‘em to the ballpark or the bar. Sale hours are Thursday-Friday 9-7pm, and Saturday 10-3pm.

And there go the car horns again. GO GIANTS!

Guinevere de la Mare

Guinevere de la Mare is a writer, book lover, and the founder of Silent Book Club. She lives in San Francisco. She also was the senior community manager at Chronicle Books from 2009-2014.

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