In an afternoon of oddities at Valencia Street I found an awesome store called Paxton Gate which has pretty much everything you never thought about: Taxidermy, skeletons, terrariums, books and my favorite kind of plant, the succulents. Don't miss a visit to their exterior garden.
Moving down the street found an old-style bookstore called Borderlands specialized exclusively in science fiction, fantasy and horror books. They have a coffee shop inside too. Horror books & Coffee, another perfect combination! ;)
866 Valencia St.
824 Valencia St.