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!
Masks are optional; please wear one if you are more comfortable doing so.
October at the Book Place
On special for the month are puzzles at 50% off sticker price, and half off Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Humor, Art* and Art Instruction books. Puzzles are a wonderful indoor activity, and we’ve got all different types including landscapes, whimsical, and seasonal. We’ve got all levels, from 300-2000 pieces. For the reader, Sci-Fi/Fantasy includes stories to get lost in, and series you can take on.
*Our Art sale EXCLUDES sticker-priced books around the store, but there’s plenty to interest art lovers on our Art shelf.
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.
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!
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.