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“I recognize terror as the finest emotion. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.” — Stephen King
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Hey All!

This month we were officially added to the city's Legacy Business Registry! Thanks to Supervisor Eric Mar for the initial nomination, and thanks to all of YOU who have kept us on Clement Street for 49 years. We're only still here because you buy books here. Shout out to The Booksmith, Dog Eared Books, Zeitgeist SF, and Henry's House of Coffee for the same. Thank you for shopping locally and supporting indie businesses in San Francisco!

Keep reading to discover which scary books keep our staff up at night!


An we'd be remiss if we didn't let you know about our upcoming events! October still has so many great authors on offer.

Your friends at Green Apple Books.
Horrifying allegory. The "evil child" as representation of social and political structures. Lessing's prose pierces and bites. Look out. Max on The Fifth Child

Grace Krilanovich's writing is like if Bob from Twin Peaks was on acid and wrote a book! Arielle on Orange Eats Creeps

I was reading Roland Topor when suddenly I realized it was dark outside and I was alone with all the lights off but the one I had been reading by so I had to get up really quickly and turn on all the lights and lower the blinds because I don't like it when it's dark outside and I can see my reflection moving in the windows. Nikita on The Tenant

  This tender morsel of a story will warm even the coldest of hearts. Ashley on Zombie in Love
 
We have a dozen events in the next 11 days, so there's bound to be something for everyone, including:

10/25 - National Book Award finalist Ibram X. Kendi

10/26 - 5 Under 35 honoree Brit Bennett

10/29 - A celebration of this fall's biggest book, Bottom's Dream

See our events calendar for a full listing.
Clement St. event
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm 

Chris Kohler reads from the newly revised edition of his book Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life


"Chris Kohler brings the passionate intensity of a hardcore fan to his writing, but he also has the background knowledge and the critical facilities to explore video games as an industry, as a medium, and as a cultural phenomenon." - Wired

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Books on the Park event
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:30pm

Ruth Franklin reads from her biography of the great, overlooked writer Shirley Jackson.

“Not just a terrific biography, but a remarkable act of reclamation: if there was ever a great writer of the Twentieth Century who fell victim to 'How to Dismiss Women's Fiction', it was Shirley Jackson.” — Neil Gaiman

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Books on the Park event
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 7:30pm

André Alexis, winner of the prestigious Giller Prize for his novel Fifteen Dogs, discusses his new novel, The Hidden Keys with Karen Joy Fowler.

"Over the course of this novel, slim yet epic in scope, Alexis chronicles the fates of these strangely afflicted beasts, shifting from thought experiment to comic parable to something more delicate, laden with detail, discovery and emotional nuance." — The Globe & Mail on Fifteen Dogs

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OFFSITE EVENT - Elbo Room
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 8:30pm

Krampus researcher par excellence Al Ridenour discusses his new book The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas, at the Elbo Room.

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Books on the Park event
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:30pm

Green Apple's Stephen Sparks talks with essayist and translator Eliot Weinberger about his new collection, The Ghosts of Birds.

"One remains in silent amazement: How does he find these stories? How does he know everything?" —Die Zeit

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