Green Apple Books

Last Updated October 31, 2014
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Why We Love It: Picture a huge wall of cookbooks. And then picture more than that. Green Apple is one of San Francisco's best loved bookstores complete with creaky wooden stairs and vast collection of ethnic masks that line the upper reaches of the ceiling. And contrary to most bookstores these days, Green Apple is expanding, opening another store this fall on 9th Avenue in the Inner Sunset. Take that Amazon!

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.

Find it

506 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-2272
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