Tricks of the used-book trade at Green Apple Books

SFC_2019_07_16-E6My July 16 book culture column for the San Francisco Chronicle:

E.H. Mann flips through a huge stack of books as if it were a deck of cards, adroitly placing them in three separate piles: Buy, Maybe and No Way. Mann, assistant manager at Green Apple Books on Clement Street, has been the store’s principal used book buyer for the past 19 years. Up to 50 people a day bring in books to sell.

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