Green Apple Books

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In a Nutshell

Handpicked new & used books, gifts, LPs, and magazines in two award-winning independent shops with a well-read staff and a vintage ambiance

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Valid only at listed locations. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use entire value in 1 visit. Not valid with other discounts. Not valid for gift cards or electronics. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $25 for $40 worth of books, music, and more

Bookworms wander through 8,000 square feet of carefully selected new and used books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, and magazines, guided by the staff’s handwritten “shelf-talkers.” Readers might celebrate the joy of cocktails with a hardcover copy of Bernard DeVoto’s The Hour or pick up the paperback version of Paul Poissel’s The Facts of Winter to explore the imagined dreams of late-19th-century Parisians. Check out the staff favorites and picks for kids for more samples of what’s in stock.

Green Apple Books

Over the years, the most important facet of this charmingly creaky-floored haven has remained the same: an abiding love for all things literary. You can read it between the lines of the handwritten "shelf-talkers"—small, colorful signs detailing the staff's personal recommendations. You can hear it when you speak to the friendly booksellers themselves—according to Frommer's, the store's "extended sections in psychology, cooking, art, and history; collection of modern first editions; and rare graphic comics are superseded only by the staff's superlative service." And you can feel it in the air as you climb the winding staircase to the second floor to explore tucked-away alcoves surrounded by original gaslight fixtures.

The store's carefully curated and ever-changing inventory ranges from categories such as poetry and philosophy to sports and children's books. The enormous selection and the staff’s astonishing command of it all have earned Green Apple numerous awards, including the title of Bookstore of the Year 2014 in Publishers Weekly and was featured in 7x7's "What We're Reading Now. The owners spread the joy of reading beyond the shop’s overstuffed walls by partnering with worthy causes such as the Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Green Apple also recently opened a smaller but equally charming store in the Inner Sunset. Customers find that at Green Apple Books on the Park, there's a great selection of mostly new books, a warm staff, and a little less dust.

Customer Reviews

Love this store! They buy your used books and give you credit towards your next purchase (or cash back) They also have an amazing selection of almost everything
Leslie D. · December 5, 2015
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Thanks for the great feedback and for shopping at Green Apple!
Merchant replied · December 6, 2015
Awesome place
Aracelis G. · November 5, 2015
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Thanks for the great feedback and for shopping at Green Apple!
Merchant replied · November 17, 2015
Kids books!! Amazing place 😊📚
Claudia · November 3, 2015
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Inner Richmond and Inner Sunset

    506 Clement St.

    San Francisco, CA 94118

    +14153872272

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  2. 2

    Inner Sunset

    1231 9th Ave.

    San Francisco, CA 94122

    +14157425833

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