It was 20 years ago last week (October 17, 1989) that the Loma Prieta earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, and Green Apple counted itself among the lucky that day. Here are a few pictures from the damage. . . . .
. . .and clean-up.
Green Apple re-opened the next day.
Here's then-new-bookseller, now-co-owner Kevin Ryan literally standing above Tough Choices. He's always been partial to the hammer:
I assure you that we have since taken great strides to better secure the bookcases to the walls. Really.