10 of America's best bookstores
Here are 10 of the bookstores honored by writers in the new book 'My Bookstore.'
3. Green Apple Books, San Francisco, Calif.
"Zeitoun" author Dave Eggers chose Green Apple Books as a personal favorite. "Green Apple is deceptively simple, humble, even misleading," Eggers wrote, remembering how he had mistaken the store for a fruit market. "But it's a bookstore, and it's a world-class bookstore.... Green Apple's floors, most of which are over a hundred years old, creak wherever you go, and when you walk upstairs, there will be small clouds of dust. The place is old, and smells old, in the best sense; it smells like paperbacks and sun and paperbacks faded in the sun."