I really enjoyed the used bookstore crawl - Topher definitely knows his way around the bookstore scene in San Francisco. We started out in the Mission, at Dog Eared Books, worked our way through the neighbourhood's many used bookstores (talking the whole time about the neighbourhood, and all the good food it had to offer, as well as the kinds of books we liked to read and our favourite authors, obviously), and finished up at Green Apple Books. I managed to score some really good finds, including a signed copy of Adrian Tomine's 'Summer Blonde' at Green Apple Books. Too bad I didn't think to check how much space I had in my luggage before the tour: I could have bought WAY more books that day! I highly recommend this tour if you're a bookworm and love to spend time in bookstores.
The used bookstore hop is great for seasoned bookworms or people who just want to learn a bit about literature. What better way to spend an afternoon than strolling through the sunny Mission district of San Francisco meeting people who love books and purchasing them for cheap!
Christopher is funny, quirky, friendly, and knowledgeable about literature. We started out in the Mission, where he also pointed out his favorite restaurants, coffee shops, and street murals as we walked past them. His excitement about certain authors and works that he likes is contagious, and there was never a dull moment looking though books with him. Once he learned about some of the topics and genres I enjoy reading about, he was able to give many recommendations that suited my taste. From creaky and quiet to upbeat and fun, each bookstore had a different vibe. In the end, we shared a meal at the best Burmese restaurant in the city, where we met a retired doctor and dancer who now do gigs as clowns at children's birthday parties. I can’t wait to read the books that I discovered during our adventure!