Where can I donate my books?

The Book Place

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

1608 Grant Avenue, Novato
415.209.0212
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Hospice by the Bay

Accepts donations of books at:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera,

Hospice Hodgepodge
910 Lincoln Avenue, San Rafael
415.459.4686

Mon. – Sat., 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Hospice Hodgepodge II
910 Grant Street, Novato
415.893.9036

Mon. – Sat., 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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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
415.453.1404

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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
510.215.4350

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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
OR
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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Goodwill

Books, Encyclopedias, and Magazines

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

809 Lincoln Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415.456.5273

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
415.897.5144

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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The Global Book Exchange

If you have K-12 textbooks or other books for children that you don’t need anymore, bring them to us.

Open Wednesdays & Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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

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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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