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!
In accordance with Marin Health & Human Services' specifications,
we require that all customers wear a face mask indoors.
Specials for January
If you’ve resolved to read more this year, you’ll love our sale on adult Fiction—the entire Fiction Wall features all books at just $2 each! Select from your favorites, or try a new author. Our volunteers may also have some suggestions for you. Take home a bag of treasures, get a warm beverage, and relax with a great read.
*Popular Fiction on the wall only; sale excludes Literature, Sci-Fi, Westerns, Romance, and Current Releases
If Fiction is not your “cup of tea,” there are other categories on our sale carts, or browse among the 60 categories around the store. You’re sure to find something to pique your interest.
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!
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 email@example.com 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.
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.