Peek at the Staff Picks Shelves From Indie Bookstores All Over America

Photo Credit: Stephen Sparks

Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA

From New Books Manager/Buyer Stephen Sparks: “Our Staff Picks display is in many ways the heart of the store, sitting under a glowing neon sign, drawing readers toward its warm glow. Like any display, this one changes, but we’ve found that a certain mix works best. There are always a few modern classics (Didion, Barthes), some motivational titles (those dealing with creativity do well), a few Bay Area-specific books, and a healthy selection of overlooked titles. In fact, since booksellers are fond of bringing to light neglected books, the last category is probably most represented on the display, with titles like Jack Black’s You Can’t Win and David Ohle’s Motorman taking pride of place.”