Dog Eared Books, Green Apple Books and City Lights Bookstore sell inexpensive used books. Dog Eared Books is on Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission District. Green Apple books sits at 506 Clement Street in the Outer Richmond. City Lights Bookstore is at Columbus and Broadway in North Beach.
Green Apple Books offers tens of thousands of used books in an 8,000-square-foot facility. The store also sells magazines, journals, greeting cards and vinyl records. Dog Eared Books offers used, new and remaindered books. Dog Eared Books specializes in small press books, off-beat novels and San Francisco literature.
City Lights Bookstore was founded by Beat poets Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin in 1953. In 1955, City Lights Publishers began publishing prose, poetry, fiction and non-fiction books.