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.

We are requesting that donors NOT bring in any hardcover Mysteries at this time, unless they are very recent (2016-2017). After we catch up, we'll again be taking them. Thanks for your understanding.

Half Price Sale October 6 to 8!

The Clearance Sale will feature 50% off everything storewide, including 46 categories of books, music and movies. On Sunday, October 8, we hold a Bag Sale, with $8/standard grocery bag. Fun for the whole family! Come take a look at our new Middle School section, as well as our Fiction Wall and Mystery section, which have been converted to an alphabetical arrangement for easier browsing. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Sale hours are Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, from 10-4 and Sunday, October 8 from 12-4. Cash and check only, please. We have parking in back too (enter off 7th Street, near Grant).

All proceeds benefit all ten branches of the Marin County Free Library.

The Book Place - 1608 Grant Avenue, 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. The shop is open seven days a week and has unbeatable prices, with books starting 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.

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.

Donations are welcome any time during regular business hours. PLEASE review our donation guidelines before bringing your donations.  We accept books and media in good/very good condition.   Please, no dirty, torn, moldy books- please consider carefully whether your books are in resale condition. Our limited labor and time must be spent on books that will make money for our libraries. 

Map to the Book Place

Map to the Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato

Sun: 12-4pm
Mon through Saturday: 10 to 4