Map to Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato



Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10-3


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.  

Good news! We are adding Wednesday to our open hours; we are now open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 10am-3pm.


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! 

Happy Summer!


Our focus for June is on Science Fiction and Sports - both are 50% off our regular price for the month. Great categories for Father’s Day too; come find something for Dad, or for yourself. We also offer gift cards in any amount, so Dad can select his own books.


We are in need of book donations, so if you’ve been thinking of weeding your bookshelves, we’d love to be the recipient of your efforts. We’d really love Children’s books, as they sell quickly. Please review our Donation Guidelines before packing your goods, and bring donations Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, 10am-3pm, to the back parking lot. If we’re closed, PLEASE DO NOT leave items by the door. Thank you.  


Come visit us soon! Our store shopping hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10am-3pm.


If you wish to play it safe because of Covid concerns, we ALSO offer Shopping by Appointment.  Make an appointment to shop during closed hours. Bring a friend/child, and get the whole place to yourself! Send an email to and we’ll set you up. (sorry, no evening hours)

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.

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.