Green Apple Books & Music

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Green Apple Books & Music Main Store Entrance at Clement St. & 6th Ave.

Green Apple Books & Music is an independent bookstore in the Richmond District of San Francisco, California.

History[edit]

Green Apple Books was founded by Richard Savoy in 1967 in a pre-1906 building at the corner of Clement Street and Sixth Avenue. In 1996 Green Apple Books acquired its long-time neighbor, Revolver Records.[1] The store houses over 250,000 titles, as well as 60,000 available online.[2]

After 30 years Richard Savoy set up a ten-year buy-out for Green Apple Books & Music with three long-time employees. Green Apple Books & Music is regularly voted best Used Bookstore and Best Independent Bookstore in the Bay Area by readers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian.[3] and the SF Weekly.[4] In 2001 Green Apple was voted "Best Independent Bookstore" in the Bay Area, this time by San Francisco Chronicle readers.

Recognition[edit]

Green Apple Books was named Publisher's Weekly's best bookstore of 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McManis, Sam (2000-06-30), "Despite Online Competition, S.F.'s Independent Bookstores Survive", San Francisco Chronicle
  2. ^ Kraeuter, Chris (2005-12-06), "Corner Bookstores Stare Down Google", Forbes
  3. ^ "2006 Best Of The Bay: A Vision Of The Future", San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2006
  4. ^ "Best Used Bookstores", SF Weekly, 2005-05-11

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Coordinates: 37°46′59″N 122°27′53″W / 37.7831°N 122.4647°W / 37.7831; -122.4647