Not sure how to say this without sounding cocky, but we here at Green Apple are used to winning "Best of" awards. We'd like to believe that we're not resting on our laurels, and that we continue working hard to make Green Apple the great bookstore it has been for 43 years now. But you have to admit, most stores who win a Bay Guardian Best of the Bay award (not to mention SF Weekly, San Francisco Magazine, and so on) would most likely, and with good reason, hang those awards up somewhere in the store and crow about it a bit.
But we recently came across a folder where we stash our awards, with the intention of someday doing just that: hanging them up in the store and polishing our buttons. It was fun to go through. There are awards in the file going all the way back to 1992. There are proclamations signed by the board of supervisors and 2 governors.
We write this not to brag, but to tell you that we sincerely appreciate all the love we felt coming our way when we looked through this pile of awards.
Yes, that is Gray Davis's signature there. And Gavin Newsom's signature is on that Board of Supervisors resolution.