Litquake comes to San Rafael

First event starts at Rebound Bookstore

“Launch Your Adventure! Travel writers”

(Free gourmet pastries and coffee to start the crawl!

Host: Joel Eis, Theatre historian, playwright)

Marianne Rogoff

Marianne Rogoff’s memoir in stories, Endlessly Rocking: My Body in Love, Grief, and

Motion, has been published by SheBooks. She is the author of numerous travel stories.

She teaches Writing at California College of the Arts, and also teaches at Dominican


Lisa Alpine

Lisa Alpine is the author of three literary travel collections, including her new book

Wild Life. Her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including Mambo Poa,

Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing.

Laurie McAndish King

Laurie McAndish King is an award-winning travel writer whose essays have aired on

public radio and been published in Lonely Planet, Travelers’ Tales, Bay Area Travel

Writers, and Wanderland. Her story “Silk from Ashes”—about one determined woman,

her bra, and 11,640 insect eggs—won a Lowell Thomas gold award for cultural tourism.

Spend the rest of the day at Litquake San Rafael


Here’s a full schedule:

  • Free Event
  • Refreshments

New Events Calendar!

The Rebound Bookstore is a cultural engine for the community. We always have a great line-up of events.

–Most are Free–

Now you can see upcoming events on the calendar to the right!

Call 415-482-0550 or contact for info on each of these. This is a partial calendar. Check back often for events added or dropped.

Meeting Space in the Bookstore!

“The Rebound” offers a comfortable meeting space for groups of up to 25 people.

  • The space is available for poets, actors, community and political groups. in a safe area with a comfortable environment.
  • Bathroom, free street parking, (after 6:00 PM) folding chairs and coffee pot are available. Contact the store if you’d like to use the space.
  • The space is sometimes offered free for non-profit community type events.
  • Commercial Classes or workshops that meet more than once and are for-profit for the teacher have a very small fee ($40 a night or $200 for 6 nights)

The Rebound Bookstore is located in a popular strolling area of coffee houses, bagel shops, antique and music stores, galleries and specialty shops, at 1611 4th Street in San Rafael, California, a comfortable village on the bay, just a few minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge off highway 101 and light-years away from mall culture. It is near the land of California gold, Sir Francis Drake’s landing, Mark Twain, Dashell Hammet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kerouac, Ken Kesey, and George Lucas’ Dream Works Studio. The area is home to two National poet laureattes (former national Poet Laureate Robert Hass, and current poet Kaye Ryan.) Its an area with more poets, playwrights, novelists, scientists, analysts and ism-makers, modern and post- than you can stuff into a corner coffee house.

As you can see we are also right in your own home, studio, or office. Writers and rock stars, punks and professors, poets and pundits as well as the modern word pirates and media speakers of the 21st century are found in and around our store. And now you are here with us.









The Rebound Bookstore caters to the traditional reader with current and classic fiction, an EXPANDED section of sci-fi and mysteries, and for those of us who just want it down and cheap, we’ve have a well-stocked section of TRRAAASH!, with romance novels, war and urban thrillers for those cold rainy nights or slow dreamy Sundays.

The Rebound Bookstore is your point of departure for new ideas, unexpected adventures, and treasures found. We are a  bookstore for quality used books, CD’s and Videos at  reasonable prices. We also trade and buy books, CD’s and Videos.

The Rebound Bookstore is a neighborhood destination near easy parking in the middle of a quickly-developing Restaurant District in the West End Village, with additional stock, more floor space, a readers lounge area with free coffee or tea (with the purchase of a book)

The store at 1611 4th Street is open from 10-6 Monday thru Saturday, but ww stay open longer for browsers on their way in or out of one of the FIVE RESTAURANTS (!) within a block of our new location.

“The Rebound” buys, trades, and accept donations.