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Green Apple Books - 38 Reviews - 506 Clement St, San Francisco, CA - Books Reviews - Phone (415) 387-2272

Green Apple Books

506 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-2272
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Green Apple Books - San Francisco, CA
Green Apple Books - San Francisco, CA
Green Apple Books - San Francisco, CA
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One of my favorite things about Green Apple is their extensive Staff Favorite sections. I've been following their recommendations and they haven't steered me wrong yet! They hav...


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Good selection 11/16/2009

Good selection of books you can't find at the more generic Borders or Barnes and Noble. Good customer service is also very helpful for searching for that perfect gift. more

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The best used bookstore 6/17/2006

I'm a big fan of bookstores. I can spend a long time just browsing, and I love the calm and peaceful atmosphere in most bookstores. Green Apple Books is the absolute best used bookstore I have stumbled upon in the city. Most used bookstores I have been in have a jumbled mess of really ancient books, some of which may look interesting, but for the most part it feels like an old library. Green Apple is different because they have many of the latest titles in every genre, plus nice recommendation cards from the staff. They also carry some of the latest new releases. And if this isn't enough, they have a DVD and magazine section that is great too! I'm in heaven. more

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Bookworms flock to Green Apple Books 4/13/2006

So it is a little musty, and I do get flashbacks of draggin my feet through the library waiting for my sisters to give us permission to leave. But, I love going to Green Apple Books. Located on Clement, Green Apple is the place to get new and used books. They have a great selection for very reasonable prices. With all the nooks and crannies to explore, you can easily lose yourself in the store. Beware, parking stinks. more

A great bookstore, great browsing 2/8/2006

I love the crooked floors and packed shelves of Green Apple. With both old and new books, it's a great place to just browse and discover all sorts of treasures. And it's a great place to sell used books to finance your book buying habits. Overall a true gem. more

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used books 11/9/2005

Green Apple Books is one of my favorite stores in the city. They have thousands of used books in a variety of genres. I like to look through the cookbooks. I can spend hours here perusing the titles. They are cheaper than new books, but not as cheap as you may expect. Most are in very good condition. more

Excellent Bookstore 10/21/2005

This is the best bokstore for you to buy and sell books. The store has so many old books for you to buy at cheap prices and they buy back your backs at reasonable prices. I would recommend this bookstore to EVERYONE i know more

book store 10/20/2005

Green Apple Books just keeps getting bigger and better. They have acquired an adjacent store front to house their music dept. Their inventory is quite extensive. There are new books and used books. Text books are available also. Greeting cards by local artists. Ladders for you to reach that book on the highest shelf. Lots of stools to sit and read. more

Hello Mr. Williams! 10/17/2005

Ok, so that's what brought me here originally...the old story that Robin Williams rides his bike to this place! ha! Well i think he lives in Napa now so I doubt he does much! But this store is very san francisco, stuck in a new san francisco location (new chinatown!). It's great for used books and has some new ones also...but the charm is int he age. You can tell it must be 50 yrs old and was really a place for the 60's kids to hang fact they still do! Most in there are in their 50's with long hair! haha funny, but a great cute place! I love the maps and the upstairs also! Enjoy! more

Good bargain books here! 10/17/2005

Let's face it, I'm a book worm and I love reading books. I enjoy searching for good deals on new or used books. This place offers books from every genre you can imagine. Parking is pretty difficult though so I normally take public transportation and spend a good portion of my afternoons just hanging out and looking for hidden treasures. It's a great place to come to just browse as well. I think they have another location but this is the location I always go to. more

Green Apple Books 10/11/2005

This is one of the best bookstores in the bay area. I always come here to find books that I cannot find anywhere else. they are great for offering used textbooks as well. Everything here is cheaper than other bookstores. And the store is very clean and well maintained. The people are very freindly and helpful when you need to find something. Overall a great expereince. more

Get lost! 9/23/2005

Great selection of unusual cookbooks. Not so cheap though. I man I think that you can buy a joy of cooking book jsut about any where fior some thng like five dollars. So it shoud be five dollars there too right? But non, it think that it is like twelve dollars or ten or eleven whick is way more then it should be for a boodl that is used, right? more

Green Apple 9/16/2005

the greatest book store ever... a great place to spend the entire afternoon! more

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So diff from Borders or Barnes and Nobles 8/31/2005

This is a wonderfull bookstore located in San Francisco. They buy and sell used books, CDs and DVDs too. When you go to borders or Barnes and Nobles, you are expecting a certain look and feel and you know that the books in each category is organized alphabetically. Well don't expect the same at Green Apple bookstore. You will see stacks on books in green apple. They are categorized, but not organized alphabetically. If you are not sure what you are looking for, you will enjoy this store much more than Borders or B&N. The collection of books is amazing and everyone is sure to find something there that they like. more

The best bookstore in the city! 8/21/2005

Green Apple Books is hands down the best bookstore in the city of San Francisco. It has a huge selection of new books, and there is an entire annex to buy and sell used books, CDs and DVDs. The staff picks are always phenomenal interesting reads that you'd never see in the massive chains like Barnes and Noble. Check out the new fiction and non-fiction downstairs, and then head upstairs to see books on religion, history, art, ANYTHING you possibly could want to learn about. Definitely check this place out. more

Green Apple Books & Music 8/20/2005

This book and music store is located in around the Richmond district in San Francisco. They give you the highest amount of cash to you when you sell your books or music to them. Not many book and music stores would usually do this but they do. Highly recommended book store. more

Great Bookstore on Clement Street 8/20/2005

This is one of the best bookstores in SF. They are located on a great part of Clement Street. They've been around almost 40 years. The folks who work there are very helpful and knowledgeable. They buy, sell, and trade new and used books, CDs, and DVDs. They are open every day and and into the evening. If you are walking on Clement Street, you have to check this great bookstore out. more

great deals 8/20/2005

Green Apple is a famous store for used books. You can spend hours and hours wandering on each of the several floors of the building, browsing books from every genre. Books are offered at steep discounts. A lot of times even bestsellers that have only come out for around a year can be found for just a few bucks. more

Best Used Bookstore in SF 8/19/2005

Green Apple Books is the absolute best used book store in the Bay Area! It has been around for many years and is a local favorite. Their selection is unrivaled and their prices are great as well. Not only can you buy used books, but they buy back your old used books as well. Their staff posts their recommendations as well as the normal bestseller lists. more

Green Apple Books Rocks! 8/19/2005

Green Apple Books is the best, most personable bookstore in San Francisco. They have an endless arrangement of books (and not to mention some other items like magazines, movies, and CDs). If you don't want to spend the entire day there, I suggest that you walk in and ask them where to find the specific title that you're looking for. That way, it will save you loads of time; trust me. Green Apple is pretty well known to the locals, and I also think I read that Robin Williams is a fan (cool, huh?). more

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great used book store 8/19/2005

Green Apple books may just be the best used bookstore in San Francisco. They buy and sell used books as well as new, and they have everything from current bestsellers to older and more obscure books. The place is literally packed to the gills with books and it's a great place to spend an afternoon browsing through. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable as well. And they even have a selection of cds and dvds! more
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  • We Travel to Buy Collections & Fine Libraries, We Buy-Trade, We Buy Books & Music, Vinyl, Used Books, Trade, Top Cash Paid, Sell Books & Music, Sell, New Books, Magazines, Helpful Staff, DVDs, Collectible Books


  • This homey San Francisco classic features new and used books, and a staff that knows them like lifelong librarians. Everything from new paperback releases to rare out-of-print volumes and signed...

  • 10/13/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    MON-THU 10:00 am-10:30 pm FRI-SAT 10:00 am-11:30 pm SUN 10:00 am-10:30 pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Inner Richmond, Northwest