So I currently live in Japan (Niigata Prefecture, to be precise), and it kind of prevents me from attending any literary events in SF, but at least I owned the heck out of the Green Apple Books photo contest! If you email them a picture of you sporting Green Apple garb in an interesting location (and give them permission to use it on their various sites and social media spots), they’ll send you a $10 gift card. My friend Adam took this picture of me with my Green Apple tote bag (which I love, by the way) in front of Takada Castle during cherry-blossom time around the end of April. Our local park is pretty famous for its cherry blossoms, specifically the night viewing.
I got the gift card in the mail today! I’m already thinking about what I want to buy with it… perhaps San Francisco Is Burning, or A Coney Island of the Mind, or The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov, or one of the famed staff picks, or maybe I’ll just get a pile of used books.
Thank you, Green Apple!
(That awkward moment when your blog only has 3 posts, and two of them are gushing about the same bookstore… Oh well.)