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.