Map to Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato

Temporary Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10-3


415 209 0212

Good news! Our shopping hours beginning are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am-3pm. Donations of books will be accepted Tuesday 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! 

Holiday Time at the Book Place

We’ve got weekly specials and more shopping options for you in November and December. 


We’re starting our rotating specials, with a different category every week. To make sure you don’t miss your favorite category, here is the rundown:

  • Nov 14-20: 25% off Art and Collectible books

  • Nov 21-27: 50% off History/Military/Civil War books

  • Nov 28- Dec 4: 25% off all individually-priced books, except Kids

  • Dec 5-11: 50% off all Non-Fiction categories, except individually-priced books

  • Dec 12-18: 50% off DVD/CDs

  • Dec 19-23: 10% off storewide - it’s time to reward YOURSELF!


If you prefer to give gift cards, we’ve got you covered. Give the gift of browsing and relaxation with a gift card in any amount. 


Times continue to be challenging, and we’re offering Shopping by Appointment if you’d just feel more comfortable shopping during our closed hours. Or maybe 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 also have 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.

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, 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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