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Bookselling without Borders at Green Apple

Bookselling without Borders at Green Apple

Bookselling without Borders at Green Apple

February 2011
and is closing 200 of its 600 stores, including two of the remaining chain bookstores
in San Francisco (Union Square and Market Street). Now out of concern for the fiscal
health of our publishing friends, and uncertainty about our own future, Green Apple
is not dancing on anyone’s grave.

a view from the front counter

What happened? In short, eBooks and Amazon. And to be honest, Green Apple faces
many of the same challenges that brought Borders to its knees. How will Green Apple
or just skip ahead to the good stuff going on now at Green Apple.
of the Month, guaranteed to please, complete with amusing video to talk you into
buying it (from us!).
Then, for those of you flirting with or reading eBooks, there’s info on how you
can buy Google eBooks at competitive prices AND support Green Apple.
This Thursday, we have a great author event happening for basketball fans.
We’re also running a nifty promotion with Foursquare. Details are below on how
to get a free copy of Chris Cleave’s Little Bee (a previous Green Apple Book of
the Month).
Oh, and Green Apple customer Jess M. is seeking a book club. If anyone wants to
back directly and I’ll try to match readers to readers.
Read on for details.
page.
Thanks for reading,
Pete et al

February’s Book of the Month

by Jonathan Evison
Each month, Green Apple presents a book about which we are bonkers, evangelical,
over the moon, downright nutty. In fact, we guarantee the book 100% or your money
back.

by Jonathan Evison. If you’d like to be convinced through video wit, watch here
If you’d rather just read Kevin Ryan’s “shelf talker,” here it is:

There are books for which the words “gem-like” and “compact” and “precise” apply,
Filled with characters who will stay with you long after the book is done, including
the rugged wilderness of the Olympic penninsula itself, from Klallam Indian to
modern-day Sasquatch hunter. Along the way there is love and blood and birth and
preserve the salmon run. The settlers’ impulse to conquer the wild is set against
the modern notion that it is nature that needs protection from humans. I know it’s
a cliche, but this is that rare almost-500 page tome that, when you get to the
last page, odds are you will quietly mourn the departure of these characters from
your life, and then quietly turn the book over and begin the adventure all over

Google eBooks are available at Green Apple

you can read eBooks and support Green Apple!
Green Apple Books has partnered with Google to bring you the most flexible way to
buy eBooks.

From New York Times bestsellers to old favorites, Green Apple now offers one of

With Google eBooks, you can:

Read seamlessly on any device
Google eBooks stores your library safely in the digital cloud, so you can read
anywhere you go, using just about any device with an Internet connection (and cache
Android phones, iPhone, iPad, and many eReaders. As you read, your page positions
are saved across all the devices so you can pick up reading where you last left
off. That means you can start reading on your PC, continue on your laptop, and
keep reading on your smartphone.

Access your library anytime, anywhere
Support Green Apple and shop with us. All your eBooks are stored wirelessly in one

Upcoming Hoops Event This Thursday

February 24: Freedarko’s Basketball Discussion Panel

and sports writing fans, this one is for you. Join us just down the street from
writers Nathaniel Friedman and Eric Freeman, moderated by author, editor, and hoops
fan Eli Horowitz (of McSweeneys).

is a collective of like-minded NBA writers and artists whose blog has become a
staple of basketball fandom on the Internet. The blog formerly had a regular spot
and is frequently called on by Deadspin.com to provide guest NBA coverage. Friedman,
who serves as the site’s chief operative as Bethlehem Shoals, has written for
GQ, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Deadspin.com, and The Nation.

We’ll see you on the 24th for this fun chance to meet the guys, hear them talk
(and read) basketball, have a drink and get your books signed.

Details: Thursday, February 24th @ 7pm

406 Clement (one block east of Green Apple)
SF, CA 94118

a special offer from Green Apple and Foursquare

Get a free copy of Chris Cleave’s Incendiary

Thanks for reading!
Sincerely,
West of Here by Jonathan Evison Each month, Green Apple presents a book about which we are bonkers, evangelical, over the moon, downright nutty. In fact, we guarantee the book 100% or your money back.
This month, we heartily recommend West of Here by Jonathan Evison.  If you’d like to be convinced through video wit, watch here.  If you’d rather just read Kevin Ryan’s “shelf talker,” here it is:
Buy it from Green Apple here.
Basketball and sports writing fans, this one is for you. Join us just down the street from Green Apple at the Rockit Room for a discussion panel with FreeDarko writers Nathaniel Friedman and Eric Freeman, moderated by author, editor, and hoops fan Eli Horowitz (of McSweeneys).
FreeDarko is a collective of like-minded NBA writers and artists whose blog has become a staple of basketball fandom on the Internet. The blog formerly had a regular spot on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and is frequently called on by Deadspin.com to provide guest NBA coverage. Friedman, who serves as the site’s chief operative as Bethlehem Shoals, has written for GQ, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Deadspin.com, and The Nation.  
We’ll see you on the 24th for this fun chance to meet the guys, hear them talk (and read) basketball, have a drink and get your books signed.
Details: Thursday, February 24th @ 7pmThe Rockit Room406 Clement (one block east of Green Apple)SF, CA 94118

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