Welcome To Green Apple Books

Here you'll find some of our favorite kids' books. Age recommendations are included. Enjoy, kids of all ages!

We're flush with SIGNED books for the holidays. Lots of local and notable authors on our list. Get one for yourself and one for your friend this December, while supplies last. 

Green Apple Books is again working this holiday season with Book Pals, a group that reads to kids in family homeless shelters in San Francisco. With your help, Green Apple is hoping to raise a little holiday spirit and help them out. Here's how it works: 1) Bring any book that you love that you think a 0-15 year old kid spending the holidays in a shelter might like to the front counter. 2) Tell the clerk that the book is a donation for Book Pals. And that's it! Green Apple will make sure your donations get into the right hands, and will donate 100% of the profits of all donated books to Book Pals. Happy Holidays! 

It's truly been a great year of reading. Check out all our favorites of 2015 for yourself or a friend this holiday season. 

Need a gift for someone? Or perhaps you'd like your next great read to be home-delivered? Consider joining our apple-a-month club

Staff picks

Looking for a good book? Check out our continuously updated Staff Picks page.

Keep an eye on our events calendar in order not to miss readings from the likes of Karl Ove Knausgaard, Helen Macdonald, John Waters, and Aleksandar Hemon.


Welcome to Green Apple Books online where, among other things, you can shop our staff favorites (for kids, too), browse a wide selection of eBooks, subscribe to the Apple-a-Month Club, learn about upcoming events, or search the millions of titles available to order.


Our very own Ashley Despain (kids book section wizard extraordinaire and merchandise guru) has designed some pretty cool mini-tote bags! Come by the store and check them out, or purchase them here on our website. 

Three Upcoming Events

The Sleep Garden


Jim Krusoe discusses his latest novel, The Sleep Garden, with Natalie Baszile.


Event at Books on the Park: 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:30pm



Sudden Death


The Center for the Art of Translation presents Alvaro Enrigue, who will discuss Sudden Death, the first of his novels translated into English (by Natasha Wimmer). 


Event at Books on the Park: 

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 7:30pm



All the Birds in the Sky



Charlie Jane Anders, editor-in-chief of io9.com, reads from her novel, All the Birds in the Sky.


Event at Books on the Park: 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30pm

Some new books we love


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