Sackett does know what he wants. “I aim for a museum-like experience with everything for sale,” he said. “You can touch it, feel it, take it home.”
His place at 1069 Howard used to be a printing plant in the days when San Francisco was the center of a large printing industry. Sackett bought the building 14 years ago and converted the ground floor into a replica of a 19th century general store, a kind of shrine to the art of printing.