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Green Apple Books

Green Apple Books

Bookstore, Music Store, and Used Bookstore
Inner Richmond, San Francisco
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    squeasel
    "Excellent selection of new and used books in the nooks and crannies."(10 Tips)
    Kimberly H.
    "Best independent bookstore in San Francisco, hands down"(3 Tips)
    Katherine M.
    "Best bookstore in San Francisco."(2 Tips)
    Cécile
    "Top-notch selection of graphic novels and magazines."(3 Tips)
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  • SFist
    SFistJuly 22, 2016
    Green Apple has thrived and grown to ten times its original size, making it the biggest single-location independent bookseller in SF, with new and used books for sale. (They also ship for 99 cents). Read more
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    AvaJanuary 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    an SF classic! lots of options for new and used fiction as well as other genres. great record collection as well, it's nearly impossible for me to walk out empty handed
  • Jenn C.heart icon on user image
    Jenn ChenFebruary 3, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    I could spend a whole day here and not get bored. Amazing selection of new and used books for great prices, and tons of other fun gifts for others (or yourself). Don’t forget to check out the annex!
    Upvoted Apr 27
  • Peter M.
    Peter MorrisMarch 16, 2021
    Wow!! such an amazing place for readers. They have huge collections of books. Some latest and old or used books also can get here. Very calming place. People working here are also supportive.
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    squeaselOctober 8, 2014
    Excellent selection of new and used books in the nooks and crannies. Plan to spend hours of enjoyment shopping here, although if you're a completist and MUST look at every book, you'll go mad trying.
  • Cormac R.heart icon on user image
    Cormac RiordanNovember 30, 2015
    I love bookstores and I love San Fran and this is the best combination of the two.
  • Foursquare Insiders
    Foursquare InsidersNovember 25, 2015
    “This bookshop is a SF icon. Dig up an old edition of a Jack Kerouac paperback or pick up a glossy new art book for the reader in your life.” - Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker Read more
  • Shawn C.heart icon on user image
    Shawn CalhounDecember 10, 2018
    One of the best independent bookstores in The City run by folks who read.
  • Janene D.
    Janene DesrochersFebruary 27, 2016
    A great local bookstore. Perfect place to get personalized recommended books or great presents for someone. The staff is knowledgable and eager to help.
  • Brittany A.heart icon on user image
    Brittany AtkinsonJanuary 6, 2014
    I almost fainted in the photography section, so many rare and special editions. Plus the selection is incredible!! Currently, favorite bookstore in the world!
  • inkpushco
    inkpushcoFebruary 27, 2013
    SF Peeps! Help Green Apple Books build their business better! When you visit, ask for Veronica Cahill, she's taking insight from peeps on how to make your book-buying/selling experience better!
  • Kuo-yu L.heart icon on user image
    Kuo-yu LiangApril 11, 2019
    Love this bookstore, perfect for getting lost and browsing.
  • Carly S.heart icon on user image
    Carly SJuly 29, 2016
    Two store fronts full of books - used and new! If you want to shop at both, just ask a friendly clerk to walk you to the other door.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 25, 2011
    Green Apple has two stores right next to one another: one is a regular bookstore, and the other is a used bookstore with some records -- you have to dig a bit in the back, but it is usually worth it. Read more
  • Thomas C.heart icon on user image
    Thomas ColtonSeptember 25, 2015
    In terms of selection and set up, this is the coolest indie bookstore I've ever seen. Novelty cards are a fun time too
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيالheart icon on user image
    Unique new and used books. You can spend a day without even noticing 👍🏻
  • Cécileheart icon on user image
    CécileOctober 3, 2019
    Top-notch selection of graphic novels and magazines.
  • Tobias S.heart icon on user image
    Tobias SchmidtAugust 25, 2018
    A great place to browse, lots of cheap, used books
  • Katherine M.heart icon on user image
    Katherine M.July 16, 2014
    Best bookstore in San Francisco. Lots of nooks and crannies. Love the handwritten employee recommendation cards.
  • david s.
    david senOctober 7, 2017
    One of the best book store... lots of option.. Great staff... loved your service and collection. https://goo.gl/PgS5tU .
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 15, 2010
    The shop covers about 10 times its original 750 sq feet and is perennially voted the best used/independent bookstore in the Bay Area by readers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian & the SF Weekly.
  • Sherry L.heart icon on user image
    Sherry LiSeptember 6, 2015
    I love this bookstore! So many books. Lots of used books at great prices too.
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    BommyJanuary 10, 2019
    Can spend hours browsing, especially the cookbooks section.
  • Mark M.heart icon on user image
    Mark MunroOctober 25, 2017
    Great people, great selection.
  • Mimi T.heart icon on user image
    Mimi ToyamaNovember 9, 2015
    Got a great book here that I can't put down. My dad loved Green Apple books when he was visiting from Japan.
  • Jess L.heart icon on user image
    Jess LMarch 15, 2016
    Another bookstore favorite. Tons of stock packed in a tiny space. And, great kids books selection.
  • Natural Handcrafted S.
    I like to check all the bookstore around the States this is great!
  • Zachary C.heart icon on user image
    Zachary CrockettApril 20, 2016
    Great staff recommendations & favorites hand written on cards on the shelves like wine reviews!
  • Paula W.
    Checkout the amazing used books or specials on new books - great selection of cookbooks, vintage drink manuals, art and fiction. 2 venues in one! Read more
  • Tim P.heart icon on user image
    Tim PursellJuly 1, 2015
    They aren't as good at buying back as they were but you get great store credit for what they buy. Wild selection of rare books.
  • Tatum H.heart icon on user image
    Tatum HengelJanuary 21, 2017
    Cute spot...needs more coloring books :) They also have a cache of vinyl records next door
  • Victor
    VictorAugust 18, 2014
    Really confusing/cramped layout, but awesome vibe and selection. Not really enough space to sit and read, if that's your thing.
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    💡November 2, 2018
    I got tons of book for good price
  • Emily M.
    Emily MassimiMarch 4, 2013
    A book for everyone! If you don't see what you're looking for, ask! The staff is very knowledgable.
  • Kate L.
    Kate LindquistDecember 21, 2013
    This shop has an impressive collection of new and used cookbooks.
  • Cat T.
    Cat TranOctober 6, 2013
    Super helpful staff. Don't be overwhelmed, just ask for help and the staff comes to your rescue.
  • Alyssa W.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa WJuly 22, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Arguably my favorite place in the world.
  • Tim H.heart icon on user image
    Tim HarrisonDecember 6, 2014
    Surprisingly great record selection tucked away in the annex!
  • Kevin-John B.heart icon on user image
    Kevin-John BlackNovember 29, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Great books you'll never run across with an online bookstore.
  • Jonesheart icon on user image
    JonesJune 30, 2016
    Good selection and recommendations. Lots of comics
  • Chuck R.heart icon on user image
    Chuck RoslofNovember 8, 2015
    Explore every nook and cranny—there are hidden gems everywhere.
  • Khoa M.
    Khoa MaSeptember 8, 2014
    This is a magical bookstore. Loose yourself here for hours.
  • Amy B.heart icon on user image
    Amy BJuly 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    New & used. Excellent selection.
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    San Francisco ZooAugust 25, 2011
    San Francisco Zoo Members! Show your membership card and get 10% off anything that is not already discounted.
  • St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's PressApril 25, 2013
    Meet iconic tattoo artist Ed Hardy on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his memoir, Wear Your Dreams. Read more
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet John Darnielle on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new novel Wolf in White Van. Read more
  • Mike N.
    Mike NgApril 30, 2011
    There art collection is amazing. The books behind the glass, hidden treasures--- ata steal!
  • Patriciaheart icon on user image
    PatriciaJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out their books on sale. They have some amazing titles for ~$6!
  • Xiaoxi S.
    Xiaoxi SunJanuary 2
    What a lovely bookstore in SF!
  • Claire J.heart icon on user image
    Claire JudsonDecember 21, 2014
    Great selection and fun readings!
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