Green Apple Books of the Inner Richmond is our favorite local book store in the Bay Area. Check out the Yelp reviews and see that nearly 900 people agree with us with quotes like “My favorite used book store in the city. I want to hug it.”
A couple of years before he died, Peter Howard of Serendipity Books, in Berkeley, was hired to appraise a small, general used bookstore in the greater Bay Area. Peter had appraised other bookstores and liked to use that platform to express his views of bookselling. The result is a rare look inside bookstore economics, with the conclusions and observations of one of the most knowledgeable, respected (yet simultaneously disliked), and successful booksellers in the trade.