The Biggest Little Bookstore In The Universe™

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm / Sun: Closed

Upcoming Events

Hand To Mouth/Words Spoken Out #104

When: Wednesday, October 30th | 7pm to 9pm

Where: Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th Street, San Rafael


Info: Linda Wattanabe McFerrin reading from her book Navigating the Divide (Alan Squire Publishing). With Joanna Biggar reading from her new book, Melanie's Song (Alan Squire Publishing).

New Art Show: Kate’s Big Show!

When: Art Walk Opening, Friday, Oct. 11 | 5:00-8PM

Where: Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th Street, San Rafael


Info: New Art Show! 10 years of watercolor --By Kate Pepper-- - Opening for Art Walk,- Friday, Oct. 11, 5-8 PM -Opening party:- Friday- Oct. 18, 5-8 PM (Artist at both events)

Name our Dragons Contest!

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Info: NAME OUR DRAGONS! Rebound bookstore has been adopted by two dragons guarding our young people’s books YOU CAN NAME OUR DRAGONS! (Give us your name, your idea for the dragon’s names, and how to contact you) We will be drawing the names from a hat and let you know. The winner gets a $25 dollar gift card to buy anything they want! (Just fill in an application. Drawing will be before Thanksgiving. You do not have to be here when we draw your name to win!

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New Collections/Arrivals in the Store

There’s been an explosion….of new stuff in the Rebound bookstore! New books, new book categories, new events!

  • New collection of Californiana and Bay Area history.
  • New art books
  • Collection of books on railroads
  • Over 50 books on watercolor and oil techniques
  • Collection of foreign language dictionaries: Thai, Lao, Lithuanian, Turkish, Serbian, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish, Swahili, Czech, Croatian, Arabic, etc.

Winter Hours

Soon to begin winter hours open till 7:00 (after Thanksgiving). 


Find A Great Book -  Perfect For You

The Rebound Bookstore is your point of departure for new ideas, unexpected adventure, and treasures found.

A Cozy Store


35,000 books CDs, records and DVDs. If you can’t find what you want, we search it for you.

Literary & Community Events


If you’re a published writer, contact us for a book launch or reading.

Families Hang Out


The Rebound is an old-school bookshop with modern appeal.

Click images below to take a virtual tour of the bookstore!

...Voted Best Used Bookstore in Marin County

Rebound bookstore has been consistently voted "Best Used Bookstore," in Marin County by the Bohemian weekly's customer survey in every year we have entered the survey ( 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015)

On Saturdays and weekday lunchtimes, the store swarms with students from local high schools and colleges.

As often as not the store is full of teens from the local high school from the next block over.

If you have a question about a specific book, write or call us.  If we don’t have it, we’ll order it for you.

The San Francisco Chronicle said, “The Rebound bookstore, with a diverse selection of used books to pique your interest is the kind of cozy convivial place that makes you want to linger.”

...and now that you’ve found us, we’re right there with you! We hope to see you in the store!


What Makes Us Worth The Trip

The Rebound Bookstore at 1611 4th Street in San Rafael, California, is nestled in a safe, popular, strolling area of coffee houses, restaurants, and specialty shops, with easy-to-find parking.

Among the thirty-five thousand items in the store, we carry such unique collections as novels by middle eastern writers, odd dictionaries, romances, westerns, foreign language books, UFO books, Hardy Boys, Conan novels, English “cozy” mysteries, ring-bound cookbooks from obscure church groups; even a collection of Flemish comic books (!)

They’re all tucked away in little alcoves around the store along with such staples as manuals on gardening and house repair. We boast both current and classic fiction and mysteries as well as a sci-fi collection of over 2000 books.

We foreground a well-stocked bookcase of local writers. Proceeds from the sale of their books go directly to the writers.

We carry gift cards by local artists.

As if this was not enough…

The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

City of San Rafael

Marin Poetry Center

Left Coast Writers

Poetry Flash Magazine

Marin Literacy Program

Bookstore available for workshops, book launches and release parties. $40 a night.  Seats 25. Includes our participation in announcing your event on our social media and customer list (1000+ names).

"This place is more than a bookstore. It's a cultural engine."

"I love this store. I'd rather be in here than doing housework."

"This is my favorite place to go on a day off."

"I even got an autographed Far Side book here."

"It’s comfortable, like going to my aunt's library."

"I imagine you will find what you are looking for at this place or a writing you were not aware of...will find you."

"This is the kind of bookstore you walk into, and just stumble upon books you didn't know you wanted to read."

"Strangely enough, even though it’s not huge, I always find at least one title that I am looking for."

Donate Books

Do you have books collecting dust in a basement or attic? We accept donations of all shapes and sizes. Give the gift of reading and bring to life your books once more.

The Biggest Little Bookstore In The Universe™

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm / Sun: Closed