Why Green Apple?

With 51 years of bookselling under our belts, Green Apple is deeply invested in San Francisco.  Our union employees, managers, and store owners live, play, read, spend our money, and send our kids to public school in San Francisco. 

Like other locally owned, independent business, we recirculate more money in the local economy than chains or online retailers; support non-profits and public schools at higher levels; provide a living wage, predictable schedules, health benefits, paid time off and more to our UFCW Local 5 employees; and are truly invested in our neighborhoods.

More importantly, book browsing at Green Apple is a unique experience.  From our handmade signs and book recommendations to the many nooks and crannies, you can both get lost in here and find serendipity while browsing.  Our friendly, well-read employees also stand ready to help you in any way.

But don't take our word for it.  See what others are saying on:

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While you can certainly buy books on our website (with $.99 shipping in US or free pick-up in either store), we hope to see you in either store soon.