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Old School Bookstore
Green Apple Books
Inner Richmond

Some may scoff that the printed word is a dying art, but Green Apple Books proves that the simplicity of aimless bookstore wandering can provide hours of entertainment — particularly in a bookstore as timeless as the books themselves.

Pro Tip

Parking is slim, so grab the 2, 44, or the 38 for direct service. And remember a tote bag – chances are you won’t be going home empty handed.


For over forty years, Green Apple Books has been a literary go-to for voracious San Francisco readers. With its endless aisles of new and used books, Green Apple is the epitome of the bookstore to get lost in. Its wooden floors creak with bookish history, and though the exterior has grown in the last four decades, the interior still overflows with generations of well-worn books.

Co-owner Kevin Hunsanger says the shop has continued to grow like “the Winchester mystery house of bookstores,” and that the unique, folksy aesthetic has helped establish a strong local brand. He claims that the store has become the number one destination in the Bay Area for booksellers, a luxury that keeps the shelves filled with quality used books. Now they are taking their brand beyond the walls of their rambling shop by offering books at cafés around the city as well as e-books that customers can purchase through the store.

506 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-2272
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