Map to Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato



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


415 209 0212

April marks our 19th anniversary on Grant Avenue in Novato. We’ve been fortunate to keep our doors open (at a reduced number of hours) through the pandemic. 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 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! 

April at The Book Place


We will celebrate 19 years with an Anniversary Sale beginning Saturday, April 10. Sale dates are April 10, April 13-15, and 17. Come in and browse carts and tables filled with $1.00 books from many
of our popular categories, CDs at 2 for $1, and DVDs at half price.


Our indoor shopping hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10am-3pm. We limit the number of shoppers to meet county guidelines. 

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.

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.  During the pandemic, please enter through the front door.

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.

On Saturday, April 17, the back parking lot and donation drop-off will be inaccessible due to parking lot paving. Donations accepted at the front entry.

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