Thursday, January 20, 2011

What the internet won't tell you

For the most part, our website does its job fairly well. When you visit it you can order books (real and, now, virtual), find links to our blog and Twitter feed, check out our "Book of the Month" selections and our revolving selection of personalized "Books We Like," &c.

Website aside, there are reasons to come into the store beyond the joy of losing yourself in the dusty, cluttery maze that is Green Apple: we have a lot of items on our shelves that you're not going to find on our website. Starting tonight, I'll start updating you regularly about these items.

1. The latest issue of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac has just arrived, and at only $8 an issue, it's a must for the cycling enthusiast.

2. How many other bookstores in the Bay Area have signed, limited edition copies of Allison Schulnik's book in stock? (In case you're wondering who Allison Schulnik is, check out the Grizzly Bear video she animated below.)

3. We've also got a fine selection of small press titles--many of which I'll be highlighting in future posts. This week I want to point to Kevin Sampsell's Future Tense Books, a fine venture focused on publishing works by writers generally outside of the literary mainstream. Some highlights of the Future Tense list include the inimitable Gary Lutz (one of the great prose stylists of contemporary letters), East Bay's Chelsea Martin (think Tao Lin West), and Claudia Smith, author of the chapbook Put Your Head in My Lap.

As always, you can contact us directly by phone (415-387-2272) or email ( to order any of these or other titles.


Spiros said...

Also, speaking from "the Dark Side" (i.e., a used book buyer), you won't find any of our used books on the website.

A said...

You also won't find this new one for kids: (which you forgot to mention in this post like you said you would)