My friendly neighborhood Books on the Park

One of the sweet, sweet treasures of the Sunset is Green Apple Books on the Park. It’s on 9th Ave between Lincoln and Irving. It is my favorite bookstore. Ever. (Yes, I say ever because I always seek out indie bookstores when I travel.)

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Green Apple Books on the Park was my third* indie bookstore. I started with City Lights Bookstore (because, of course, it’s a San Francisco treasure), which I went to on particularly difficult days at work. I then discovered Green Apple Books (the OG one, which I am *counting as separate because it is, physically, its own store) on Clement after I had feasted on some amazing Asian dishes in the Inner Richmond. Both bookstores always left me overwhelmed. There were so many books calling out to me simultaneously; I never knew where to start. The bookstores are physically big, too. (Green Apple Books on Clement even has an Annex for its sci-fi, fantasy, et al collections.) Come the day I entered Books on the Park, possibly after feasting on glorious Asian food (most likely San Tung) as well, and it was love first sight.

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Toronto: Following with a Faves List

I’ve already rambled about my quick weekend in Toronto in my previous post, Toronto + Niagara Falls, but I felt like I missed something in my attempt to keep the entry short and sweet. Given that I have now visited Toronto twice this year (which prompted some of my friends to think that had moved there), I now give myself an excuse to make a second entry for the purpose of listing my Toronto faves.

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Toronto + Niagara Falls

Last Friday, I hopped on a plane (OK, two planes) to visit my people in Toronto.

First order of business: see the Niagara Falls in all its Canadian border glory. Straight from the airport, we rented a car and drove to Niagara Falls. It was only a one-hour drive, and it was pretty easy driving there (mostly due to Canadian drivers being very very kind on the road).

Niagara Falls is beautiful! The drive was definitely worth it. There were a lot of people visiting that weekend, but we were still able to find a spot to take pretty pictures.

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