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.


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.


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


  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