Map to Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato

Temporary Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10-3


415 209 0212

Our shopping hours 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! 

Clearance Sale Starting Saturday, January 2

Take 25% off books in our Current Release section (published 2019/2020), including both Fiction/non-Fiction.  There are also books gathered from around the store for JUST $1.00 each! We’ve got Biographies, Sports, popular Fiction bestsellers, Politics, AND MORE. 

Note that occupancy is limited to 8 people at a time due to COVID safety practices, so be prepared to wait if higher traffic dictates.  Come find some great reads!


Times continue to be challenging, but we have options to fit your shopping needs:

  1. Our indoor shopping hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am-3pm. We limit the number of shoppers to meet county guidelines. 

  2. Alternatively, 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)

  3. 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 - 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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