9th Ave: Independent Bookstore Day

New Books We Like

Machine: A Novel Cover Image
Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming Cover Image
The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
Kitchen Curse: Stories Cover Image
Frankissstein Cover Image
Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands Cover Image
In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth Cover Image
Things We Didn't Talk about When I Was a Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
Coventry: Essays Cover Image
Surfacing Cover Image
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am

This event will take place at our 9th Ave. location. 

 

Join us on from 10:00AM-10:00PM on Saturday, April 27 as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! 

In addition to indie-exclusive books and merch, we will also have...

10:00AM-12:00PM Facepainting from bookseller Casey!

11:00AM Drag Queen Storytime with Lady Valentine!

12:00PM Tartine will be joining us for an in-store bakery pop-up! Delicious! (While supplies last)

2:00PM-4:00PM TAROT CARD READING from Lou Reads

4:00PM Music from artist Josiah Johnson

7:00PM A celebration of Bay Area cuisine with complimentary snacks and drinks! Laura Smith Borrman (author of Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks & Desserts), Monika Trobits (author of Bay Area Coffee: A Stimulating History ), and Shanna Farrell (author of Bay Area Cocktails: A History of Culture, Community and Craft ) join us to discuss their works and to share some iconic Bay Area fares.

Throughout the day...

Blind Date with a Book Books from the Future Button Making
Roaming Photobooth Hourly Raffles Local Writers Display


And we're just getting started! 

We're still adding activities to our schedule, so check back for the latest details!

We're looking forward to celebrating with you!
 

About Lady Valentine

Lady Valentine is the alter ego of San Francisco actor and performance artist Jef Valentine.  He has hosted the mainstage of SF Pride, is a spokesperson for the Mendocino Pride Alliance and appears at nightclubs and theaters around the Bay Area.  A longtime fan of Green Apple books, he's appeared here as the Grinch and as our mascot gnome, Mergatroid.
 

About Josiah Johnson

Josiah is best known for being a founding member of The Head and the Heart. He took a break from that work a few years ago to learn how to live more wholly integrated and to work with and through problems with addictions. His expanding solo creations are transcendent, healing folk songs. Deep and soulful ballads that paint the imagination with rich and emotional landscapes of love, loss and transformation. Josiah's solo performances highlight a stripped down, emotive, lyrics-and-voice-first kind of song craft, inimitable in its sincerity and beauty, with the powerful joy of singing together.  
 

About Bay Area Cocktails

An American invention, the cocktail fluctuated in popularity following Prohibition and had firmly taken root in the culinary landscape by the 1990s. The Bay Area played a significant role in reviving it--as much as New York and London. From the distillers who pioneered craft spirits and Alice Waters' revolutionary take on simple, fresh food at Chez Panisse to the bartenders who cared enough to grow a dedicated cocktail community, this is the story of how the Bay Area shaped the art of elevated drinking in America. Through oral history interviews and recipes, author Shanna Farrell chronicles the narrative history of the modern cocktail renaissance.
 

About Iconic San Francisco, Dishes, Drinks, and Deserts

The roots of San Francisco's celebrated food and drink culture are as diverse as the city itself. A bountiful ocean, rich soil and ingenious residents combined to create unforgettable and enduring gastronomic legacies. Discover the disputed origins of local specialties like the Chicken Tetrazzini, chop suey and the classic martini, along with the legend behind the creation of Green Goddess Dressing. Learn how the abundance of the bay contributed to classics like the Hangtown Fry and Cioppino. Marvel at the introduction of America's first fortune cookie by Benkyodo Candy Factory and how a lack of refrigeration spawned the iconic Anchor Steam Beer. Pile the guacamole on a Mission Burrito and grab an Its-It for dessert. With classic and modern recipes from beloved establishments, author Laura Smith Borrman brings these and other culinary stories to life.
 

About Bay Area Coffee: A Stimulating History

San Francisco was booming in the mid-nineteenth century, and along with adventurers seeking their fortunes came sacks of green coffee beans. The old Yerba Buena Cove swiftly filled with ships, and the city emerged as the third-largest coffee port in the United States. What followed was the rise--and local demise--of the "big three" coffee roasters: Folger's, Hills Brothers and MJB. Specialized Bay Area roasters like Peerless, Peet's and Blue Bottle sprang up in their wake, while places such as Tosca's, Caffé Trieste and the Blue Unicorn blazed the way for modern coffeehouses. Join author Monika Trobits as she traces the historic voyage of the humble coffee bean to the shores of San Francisco Bay.

 

 

Bay Area Coffee: A Stimulating History (American Palate) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467140614
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: History Press - February 18th, 2019

San Francisco was booming in the mid-nineteenth century, and along with adventurers seeking their fortunes came sacks of green coffee beans. The old Yerba Buena Cove swiftly filled with ships, and the city emerged as the third-largest coffee port in the United States. What followed was the rise--and local demise--of the "big three" coffee roasters: Folger's, Hills Brothers and MJB.


Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks & Desserts (American Palate) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781625859587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: History Press - August 13th, 2018

The roots of San Francisco's celebrated food and drink culture are as diverse as the city itself. A bountiful ocean, rich soil and ingenious residents combined to create unforgettable and enduring gastronomic legacies.


Bay Area Cocktails: A History of Culture, Community and Craft (American Palate) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467137539
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: History Press - September 11th, 2017

An American invention, the cocktail fluctuated in popularity following Prohibition and had firmly taken root in the culinary landscape by the 1990s. The Bay Area played a significant role in reviving it--as much as New York and London.


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