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Upcoming Events





A Leak in the Speakers #2

Rebound Bookstore

1611 4th Street


Writers, singers, rappers, slammers, speakers, composers, musicians, etc. are welcome, whether preforming or supporting (drop-ins welcome)

Friendly feedback!

March 16th, 7: 00- 8:30


Free Refreshments! Meet like-minded artists!





SECOND Sci-fi Writers’ Nite

At: Rebound Bookstore

1611 4th St. San Rafael

With Loren Rhoads


S. G. Browne

Wednesday MARCH 29 7:00PM


Loren Rhoads is the author of The Dangerous Type, Kill By Numbers, and No More Heroes: the In the Wake of the Templars trilogy.  She’s the co-author of the As Above, So Below series with Brian Thomas.  Her book 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die will be out in October.

G. Browne is the author of Less Than Hero, Big Egos, Lucky Bastard, Fated, and Breathers, as well as the short story collection Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel and the heartwarming holiday novella I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus.




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New Collections/Arrivals in the Store


(Like life in general, you never know what’s gonna come in the door)


While working at the Rebound Bookstore sorting new boxes of books, our intern, Sami Stilson discovered a unique curated collection of over six hundred sci-fi books written by women authors. This collection represents nearly 200 women writers in a unique collection.

This is a rare selection of interest both to those seeking to explore new writers generally, in as well as those specifically interested in women’s contribution to the genre. (Women writers have been contributing to the scifi genre since the 17th century. However, even today, only 30% of sci-fi writers are women.)

The new subsection profiles all the woman Grand Masters of science fiction/fantasy including Andre Norton, Ursula K. Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, Connie Willis and C.J. Cherryh and nobel prize winner Doris Lessing as well as literally hundreds of others who contributed to the genre. Rebound Bookstore has shelved most of this unique collection separately for easy examination.


Chocolate Truffles!

Hand-made French Chocolate truffles in the store from X.O.X. Truffles, San Francisco. (Voted one of the best chocolatiers in the world!)  Call 415-482-0550, or email in advance for larger orders.


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 cook books 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 goes directly to the writers.

We carry gift cards by local artists.

As if this was not enough…

The Norther 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.