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Book Delivery

Such a great idea! Helps us see what wonderful things physical books are. Plus I’m so glad to hear that Green Apple is still around… Used to go there a lot when I lived in SF.

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I recently received a book subscription from Green Apple Books, a San Fransisco-based bookstore, as a gift.

Once a month, for a year, I will receive a new book; a surprise, a lovely gift wrapped with a bow.

The first one arrived yesterday. How exciting!

Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan, an Indonesian writer.

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Folded inside the book was an interview with the author, another unexpected treat.

Here is the description from the back cover:

A wry, affecting tale set in a small town on the Indonesian coast, Man Tiger tells the story of two interlinked and tormented families and of Margio, a young man ordinary in all particulars except that he conceals within himself a supernatural female white tiger. The inequities and betrayals of family life coalesce around and torment this magical being. An explosive act of violence follows, and its mysterious cause is…

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6 comments on “Book Delivery

  1. Letizia
    September 30, 2015

    Thanks for the reblog! I hope to go to SF one day so I can go to Green Apple Books in person and browse, but in the meantime, the subscription is just perfect.

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 30, 2015

      SF still has lots of great indie bookstores, but Green Apple is one of the best.

      Keep us informed of the selections they send you! My only fear is that my taste wouldn’t always coincide with theirs. 😳

  2. kingmidget
    September 30, 2015

    This does sound like a great idea.

  3. islandeditions
    October 1, 2015

    An interesting way independent bookstores can raise the bar and offer a service that the big chains and online sales sites can’t or won’t do. Very personalized, too! They’ve also managed to extend their reach and attract new customers outside their own geographical area. Good means of evolving the business of bookselling.

    • Kevin Brennan
      October 1, 2015

      It’s a promising strategy. At least for readers who are ready for anything! (But if nothing else, you could always give a book that you aren’t interested in as a gift…)

      • islandeditions
        October 1, 2015

        Absolutely! Or sign up other readers to receive a surprise every month as a gift.

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