Where can I donate my books?

Donating Books to the Library

We are currently accepting one bag of donations per person per week.

Other Locations to Donate Books

Mill Valley Public Library


Mill Valley Public Library is currently accepting book donations. 
Leave donations in boxes or bags (4 bags or less) on the table in front of the Library main entrance during open hours. 

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The Book Place

Friends of the Marin County Free Library.
Accepts gently used books, movies, and CDs.

1608 Grant Avenue, Novato
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The Global Book Exchange

Collects new and gently-used children's books to give to local nonprofits and teachers serving kids from Marin's lowest income areas. Also works with local Rotary clubs to ship children's books to developing countries.

Drop-off locations in Tiburon and San Rafael, by appointment. Contact Director Marilyn Nemzer, 415.308.0939 or bookexchangemarin@gmail.com to schedule.

852 Del Ganado
San Rafael, CA 94903
415.450.0692 (voicemail only) 

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Marin Recycling Center

Materials Accepted: Cardboard, Aluminum Cans, Tin Cans, Glass Bottles, Plastic Bottles, Books, Cars, Trucks

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

535 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, CA, 94901

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The El Cerrito Recycling Center

Has a large book exchange area. They accept books, magazines, CDs, and many other items.

Summer Drop-off Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:45 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

7501 Schmidt Ln.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

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Marin Community Clinics Book Nook program

If you have new or gently used  children’s books to donate please call 415.526.8527
drop them off Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm
At one of the following locations: 

  • San Rafael Clinic – 3110 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael
  • San Rafael Campus Clinic – 3260 Kerner Blvd., Suite A, San Rafael
  • Novato Clinic – 6100 Redwood Blvd., Novato

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Books, Encyclopedias, and Magazines

SAN RAFAEL Donation, Store
Mon – Sat 9am to 8pm, Sun 10am to 7pm

809 Lincoln Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Mill Valley Safeway Donation Site
1 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Northgate Mall Donation Site
9000 Northgate Mall
San Rafael, CA 94903

NOVATO Donation, Store
Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm

936 7th Street
Novato, CA 94945

Vintage Oaks Donation Site
224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94949

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Prisoners Literature Project

Please write “PLP” on the bag or box of books, so others know the books are intended for us.

Book donations to the PLP are welcome at any of these locations:

  • Moe’s Books (2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704)
  • Grassroots House (2022 Blake St (off Shattuck Ave), Berkeley, CA 94704)
  • Bound Together Books (1369 Haight St, San Francisco, CA, 94117)  Hours are 11.30am to 7.30pm daily but call ahead [415 – 431-8355] to check someone will be there.

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This Into That

Makes attractive bookshelves out of hardback book covers with interesting titles on their spines.
Prefers old hardbacks with interesting titles, colors, and textures.

2547 Eighth St., No. 30
Berkeley, CA 94710

Call Jim Rosenau at 510.845.0106 

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