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.

Sale at the Book Place

We’re having another Clearance Sale! The Friends of Marin County Library will have a three-day sale September 25-27 at the Book Place. The sale features 50% off the already-low prices storewide on books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, and more. Sale prices start at 25 cents for some children’s books, and prices throughout the store range from $1.00-2.00 for most books; individually-priced books, current titles and collectibles are half off the sticker price.

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-4 pm. Replenishment will continue throughout the sale, so return to find more deals. Cash and check only, please, (no bills larger than $20 are accepted).

The Book Place is located at 1608 Grant Avenue, near 7th Street, in downtown Novato. There is ample parking behind the store (enter off 7th Street). Our phone number is 415-209-0212. All proceeds benefit county library programs and materials.

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. 

Donation Guidelines

Map to the Book Place

In October, we'll feature both Sports and Cookbooks at 50% off the regular price.

Map to the Book Place, 1608 Grant Avenue, Novato

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