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Green Apple Books

65 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This feels like a wooden cabin made out of books. It’s two stories with a cute, comfy kids’ nook in back. They have lots of new books and good deals on used ones—I got this hefty photojournalism book there really cheap. Its got a community feel; one time I was there, customers were having fun helping the staff take out the trash. Diagonally across the street, you have to see the 6th Avenue Aquarium pet store. It’s amazing. There are so many fish jammed in; neon fish, fish I’ve never seen before, Lisa Frank fish—they have jellyfish! You could spend an hour there and it’s as if you went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Tiffany
Tiffany
November 09, 2016

Tips from locals

Myriam And Klaus
Myriam And Klaus
December 10, 2018
continues to be one of San Francisco’s most favored independent bookstores to this day.
Mei
Mei
June 17, 2018
Before there was Barnes and Noble, there was Green Apple Books. Local favorite new and used bookstore
Robert
Robert
April 15, 2018
everyone loves this bookstore. Can end up losing hours here.
Heather
Heather
March 12, 2018
Forever a treasure of the Richmond district, the collaborated with a sweet artsy video store to bring new life and vibrance to the neighborhood with readings and events!
Luis
Luis
November 20, 2017
Best bookstore in the Bay Area! Opened in 1967.

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Location
506 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
Richmond District
Phone+1 415-387-2272
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
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