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Upcoming Events



Hand To Mouth/WORDS SPOKEN OUT #82!

Wednesday evening,

September 28, 7:00 PM


1611 4TH STREET San Rafael


Susan Cohen

Terry Lucas


West End Village Discount restaurant certificates available for the night of the reading at Rebound Bookstore.

This is a free event.

Donation requested






Litquake San Rafael 2016 is  Saturday October the 8th!

It will begin at the Rebound Bookstore with travel writers and free donuts and coffee, then move eastward through downtown.

Response has been tremendous. We have a total of 25 VENUES and 0ver 80 writers for the event (30% more than last year!)

New genres are: Sports writing,

Children’s literature

The letters off Kay Boyle and Ernest Hemingway

-And a special poetry workshop for new Latino writers with Javiar Zamora-

Some of the writers committed are: Cecile Pineda, Joe Konte, Dorothy Gilbert, Hannu Rajaniemi and Rhys Bowen.

For complete schedule and details go to: or

Programs and walking maps will be available a week before the event in all locations!

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New Collections/Arrivals in the Store


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

New: Comic books collection



A collection of gardening and house design/décor books, strong emphasis on
Southwest and Mexican motifs and styles.


100 new books in science

100 books in philosophy

A complete set of reissued “The Shadow,” magazine, all 24 issues in mint condition

A full set of time life History of Art series in mint condition, including slipcases

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.