Green Apple Books

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Green Apple Books
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
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timetraveler09
St. Charles, IL57 contributions
Couples
Wonderful bookstore - a fixture in Richmond since 1967. Has an annex a few doors down too. A treasure hunt of a bookstore - leave lots of time to linger!
Written December 12, 2019
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Thanks for the great review!
Written December 13, 2019
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Brian Ó Conchubhair
Granger, IN18 contributions
An siopa go deo. Leathcheann Charlie Byrne sa Ghaillimh. Meascán deas de leabhair nua agus de sheanleabhair. Tá foireann an tsiopa eolach agus cabhrach. Cúpla caife deas in aice lámha. Is fiú go mór cuairt a thabhairt ar an siopa leabhar álainn glas seo i gcathair San Francisco i gCalifornia. Agus bhi dha leabhar le Mairtin O Cadhain acu!
Written October 27, 2019
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Go raibh maith agat!
Written October 28, 2019
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Andrew T
Deerfield Beach, FL522 contributions
Couples
Two great book shops side by side. One has mostly new books of every conceivable type , including newly read best sellers for half price.
The other has soft cover books on all subjects easy to find by author. Also DVD's , vinyl records , audio books and Blue Ray.
There are not many of these shops around and these are gems!!
Written October 26, 2015
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Thanks for the high rating and for visiting our store!
Written October 27, 2015
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manganesespark
San Francisco, CA41 contributions
Solo
You might get a taste of the discourteous and rude service San Francisco is increasingly becoming known for. There's a male 6ft staff who just ruined my impressions of their reviews upon my visit today. The less you interact with service staff, the better off you will be here.
Written September 19, 2018
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Belgo96
Brisbane, Australia3,610 contributions
Solo
A long walk on a very hot day from Nob Hill was rewarded by a visit to San Francisco's best bookstore. Bookstores located near University campuses generally have good secondhand stocks and The Green Apple is no exception: the Philosophy, History and Art and Design sections in the second hand store were very interesting. Note: Green Apple has two stores in the same street, one for new books and another for used. There is a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere which is distinctly absent from San Francisco's other notable bookstore, City Lights.

Enjoy a leisurely browse and visit some of the other interesting stores and boutiques in the vicinity.
Written October 5, 2015
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Thanks for taking the time to review Green Apple. We're pleased you liked the store and shared your experience.
Written October 6, 2015
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LMO467
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This is a review for Green Apple Books on the Park, their location near Golden Gate Park.

I walked in, and the white girl at the register rudely BARKED, "HEY! GO BACK THERE and READ THE SIGN!" I was hurt and shocked at the curt, condescending tone of her voice. WTF? This is one of the first days non-essential businesses were open, and I wasn't familiar with any requirement that we had to READ A SIGN and dispense some hand sanitizer on the table in front before going further into the store. It was her crude, disgusted tone that was the problem. Surely there were plenty of others who walked in without using the hand sanitizer, and she must've just let them go or told them warmly and politely to use the hand sanitizer. What is it about ME that made that girl so disgusted, like it was filth walking in?

I'm Asian. And not just any Asian, but apparently, out of the corner of her eye, I was the most disgusting and lowly of Asians - probably poor, uneducated, and fresh-off-the-boat in her mind, and had no business wandering into her precious, pretentious bookstore. Excuse me, I'm probably millions of times more American, well-read, cerebral, and educated than she is. I'm not sure where the disgust and assumption I shouldn't be there came from. Can she be so dumb she thought I carried coronavirus? The bullying was absolutely unacceptable.

And what's worse is that I've been a fan of Green Apple Books since my teens in SF. I'm more of a hardcore reader than they are. Can they not see it?

Of course, I'm never going back there again, or to their other location. They've shown they look down on me, stereotype me, see me as filth, don't think I should be there, and definitely don't value my business.

Take a stand against anti-Asian coronavirus discrimination, and boycott Green Apple Books. Thank you.
Written June 24, 2020
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Yogini RN
Sacramento, CA28 contributions
Friends
If you love reading and have the opportunity to be in San Francisco - get to this bookstore! Treasures abound, just make sure you give yourself enough time because you will want more!
Written March 9, 2019
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Thanks for visiting and for the great review!
Written March 10, 2019
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vsvsvs000
San Francisco, CA16 contributions
Solo
My favourite bookstore in SF - I can't articulate how much I love this place. If you are looking for a neighborhood, old-school bookstore vibe, a few other bookstores also offer that. What makes Green Apple stand out is its staff recommendations and reviews. I discovered so many writers, books, and music at this place. If I can live here, I would! ;)
Written September 8, 2018
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Thanks for taking the time to review us! We rely on word of mouth, so we appreciate this. Safe travels!
Written September 9, 2018
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Matt S
Manchester, UK79 contributions
Couples
I visited this shop on the basis of other reviews, and if your looking for a good range of well priced new and second hand cookbooks I'd suggest adding this bookshop to your travel itinerary. I've rated it Average because there isn't a Good option and I wouldn't rate the bookshop as Very Good based on the experience of others nationally and internationally. The bookshop has a range of books on a lot of different topics, and although after spending an hour in the store and walking away empty handed, that may be because I already have a lot of books so am generally on the look out for something different.
Written June 27, 2017
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Christopher R
18 contributions
Our next destination was Green Apple Books on Clement St. I try to visit a bookstore anywhere we go and I had added this stop early on. I later found a Groupon for $20 for $40, a rarity for a bookstore, I was quite pleased.

Green Apple Books is a great used bookstore with an extensive inventory. I rarely find a bookstore with more chess books than I own, but this was a pleasant exception. I bought three books and could have spent many hours browsing the stacks; maybe next trip.
Written October 16, 2016
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Green Apple Books is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM


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