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Map to Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato



Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4 pm.

Donations accepted Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday


415 209 0212


The Book Place - 1608 Grant Avenue, near 7th Street, Novato

You'll find books in every category--fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, children's books, collector's items and much more. You'll also find CDs, videos, and audiobooks. Books start at just a quarter. We're staffed entirely by volunteers. Hassle-free parking is behind the store.  

Donations of books will be accepted Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, BEHIND the store in our parking lot. Enter off 7th Street, near corner of Grant Avenue. Be sure to consult our Donation Guidelines before packing your donations.  Thank you in advance! 

Masks are optional; please wear one if you are more comfortable doing so.

June at the Book Place


It’s June, and time to GET OUT THERE!  We’re featuring some essentials that may enhance your excursions:

  • Field Guides on birds, trees, local flora and more are 50% off

  • Take your reading with you. Audiobooks are on special at 50% offorYf

  • Get some new music to sweeten the ride. Music CDs are just 50¢ each.

  • Our Travel section is on sale at 1/2 off; get inspired!

We take Requests - send us an email, we’ll look for the book to save time, or, if it’s a book we don’t have in stock, get on our waitlist, and we’ll let you know when it comes in.


We’re looking for new team members at The Book Place. If you have a few hours to spare every month, we’d love to talk with you about volunteering. We’re looking for energetic readers who like talking about books with visitors, those who love libraries and want to give back to their community. Besides cashier duties, you’ll help customers look for books, make recommendations, and restock/tidy our shelves. If you’re interested, send us an email at or call our Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie, at (303) 548-3624. Join us!


Donation Info

We are always in need of gently-used materials to keep our selection fresh. We are in particular need of the non-Fiction categories: History, Biography, Military, Science, etc. However, we ask that you check the Donations Guidelines before packing your donation, as many categories have limits (such as, nothing published more than 5 years ago). We accept donations on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10am-3pm, at our large rollup door behind the store. Pull into the parking lot and look for us, where we’ll quickly screen your donation and provide a receipt if you like. If you are donating more than 2-3 bags/boxes, please phone ahead (415-209-0212) to check if we have room to take your donation, or if you have questions about anything you wish to donate. Thanks in advance!

The Book Place is operated by the Friends of the Marin County Free Library, a nonprofit volunteer organization. All proceeds are used for special programs, needs, and materials for the Marin County Free Libraries.

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