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.

Read about the Book Place in the Marin IJ:

"Novato bookstore's good deals have supported Marin Libraries for nearly 15 years"

Sale at the Book Place May 19-21

It's that time again! The Spring Clearance Sale is fun for the whole family. The sale features 50% off storewide on books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs. With sale prices starting at 25 cents for some children's books, up to $1.00-2.00 for most other books in 45 categories, you're sure to find something! Individually-priced books, current titles and collectibles are half off the sticker price. Sunday is a Bag Sale for $8.00 per standard grocery bag. (Sorry, oversized Costco-type bags are excluded.)

Pre-selection/holding of materials prior to the start of the sale is not permitted. Sale hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, and Sunday, noon-4pm. We'll be replenishing stock during store hours Friday and Saturday, so return to find more deals. Cash and check only, please.

The Book Place is located at 1608 Grant Avenue, near 7th Street, in downtown Novato. There is parking behind the store (enter off 7th Street) and a back entrance. More information and a map is found on on our website or call us at 415-209-0212. All net proceeds benefit county library programs and materials, so shop and support our libraries!

Friends of the Marin County Free Library

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 group of volunteers dedicated to making our library system and its programs the best they can be. Anyone who enjoys the pleasure of a good book or the myriad of benefits and services of the library should be a friend. Our non-profit tax ID is 23-7098721.

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

Our focus for May is on Large Print books, Sci-Fi, and Art. Take 50% off our regular prices all month long. We have a very large supply of Large Print in various categories, so stock up now!

Map to the Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato

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