Green Apple Books
HISTORY: Green Apple Books was founded in 1967 and is now owned and operated by a trio of book enthusiasts, Kevin Hunsanger, Kevin Ryan, Mergatroid, and Pete Mulvihill. The original store occupied just 750 square feet on the corner of Clement Street and Sixth Avenue, but has now expanded grown to the current size which houses the record and CD departments as well.
FAVORITES: Green Apple Books boasts San Francisco's largest used cookbook selection. Its prime hunting ground for anyone in search of a used collection of Jacques Pepin's The Art of Cooking, Volumes 1 & 2, or any of the vintage Time Life cookbook series authored by the legendary Richard Olney. We've found many old favorites on Green Apple's shelves, including classics by SF Bay Area authors Paula Wolfert, Madeleine Kamman and Barbara Tropp, whose The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking remains one of the all-time best cookbooks on Chinese-American cooking.