The owners of Green Apple Books are pleased to announce
they will be taking over ownership of Fillmore Street institution Browser Books
from Stephen Damon starting October 1, 2019. The store, Browser name, and staff will
all remain in place, and gradual improvements will be made over the coming
months. This ownership transition reflects with Green Apple’s need to grow in the
face of challenges to brick-and-mortar bookselling.
Thanks to Browser’s 43-year successful run on Fillmore Street, a reasonable
landlord and lease, an enthusiastic and well-read staff, a loyal customer base, and
a successful GoFundMe campaign in 2017, the store is healthy.
Green Apple’s co-owner Pete Mulvihill says, “We’re proud to help shepherd the
beloved Browser Books into the future. Kevin and I look forward to using
everything we’ve learned about bookselling to help the Browser staff keep serving
the neighborhood’s readers.”
Browser owner Stephen Damon adds: “I've owned Browser Books since 1981. I
was diagnosed with a terminal illness a few years ago, but am very happy to see
Browser continue under the new ownership of Green Apple. The store will have
the same staff and continue to serve our community. I wish them the very best of
Inquiries may be directed to Pete Mulvihill, co-owner of Green Apple Books.