Map to Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato


Sunday: 12-4 pm

Monday through Sat:

10 am to 4 pm


415 209 0212


Book Place is closed until April 1


After careful consideration,  in light of Governor Newsom and the Marin County Public Health Officer’s newest guidance on Sunday, March 15, the Book Place will shut down until April 1. With the health of our community AND the volunteers in mind, this decision is a preventative measure aimed at reducing community exposure to COVID-19.


We are not pleased with having to shut our doors, but we also know that remaining open exposes our most valuable resource: our volunteers. Most of our staff is in the “more vulnerable” demographic. We also want YOU to remain well so this was a natural, necessary step. 


We hope you have a stash of reading material to get you through, and we look forward to serving you soon. 


Be well.

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. The shop is open seven days a week and has unbeatable prices, with books starting at just a quarter. We're staffed entirely by volunteers, and new members can find volunteer opportunities there, too. Call 415-209-0212 for information.  Hassle-free parking is behind the store (enter off 7th Street) with a back entrance for an easy shopping experience.

Donating? Please phone ahead to check if we have room for your donations before bringing your books/materials to the Book Place. 415-209-0212. Our room gets full very quickly, and we often have to refuse donations temporarily. Please read our Donation Guidelines for further direction. Please, no dirty, torn, moldy books - please consider carefully whether your books are in resale condition.

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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