About Rebound Bookstore

Welcome to the Rebound Bookstore

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 both the traditional and the quirky reader with over 35,000 books, records, CD’s, and DVD’s in every genre. We boast large current and classic fiction and mysteries as well as a sci-fi collection of over 2000 books. We carry gift cards by local artists. The story swarms with local families digging into the kid’s section on Saturdays’. We even keep a large stock of romances for those cold rainy nights or slow dreamy Sundays.

Small, rich special collections are nestled throughout the store. Such things as novels by middle eastern writers, odd dictionaries, romances Westerns, foreign language books, UFO books, Hardy Boys sets, a box full of Conan novels, Ring-bound cook books from obscure church groups, and how-to-do-it manuals on gardening and house repair are gathered in nooks and crannies.

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

The Rebound Bookstore is in the West End Village near easy parking in the middle of a quickly-developing Restaurant District, with additional stock, more floor space, a readers lounge area, with free coffee or tea (with the purchase of a book). The store is located at 1611 4th Street, San Rafael and is open from 10-6 Monday through Saturday. We stay open longer for browsers on their way in or out of the FIVE RESTAURANTS within one block of our new location.

“The Rebound” buys, trades and accepts donations.

REBOUND BOOKSTORE WAS VOTED “BEST USED BOOKSTORE,” 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, AND 2014 IN MARIN COUNTY, BY THE BOHEMIAN WEEKLY’S CUSTOMER SURVEY. COME IN AND SEE WHY! 

 

 

 

Litquake San Rafael: Did you miss it?

Rebound Bookstore brings Litquake to San Rafael – read the reviews 

Litquake San Rafael: The city’s first literary moveable feast (Marin IJ)

Litquake: Travel Writers read at Rebound BookstoreRebound 3Facebook Books

 Book fair at City Plaza

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Conspiracy of Beards performs at the historic Belrose Theatre

SPOKEN WORD EVENT MOVES FROM ONCE-A-MONTH ON SATURDAY TO ONCE-A-MONTH WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, AND ADDS A GREAT ‘THANK YOU’ GIFT!”

Beginning January, Rebound Bookstore will move its ‘Hand to Mouth / WORDS SPOKEN OUT” event from Saturday afternoons to Wednesday evenings. But that’s just half the deal. The Rebound has partnered with local restaurants to offer a Wednesday night special after our 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. reading. Pick up a flier after the reading and bring it to any of several great local eateries for a “special” such as a free glass of wine or a dessert or some other treat as a “thank you” for coming in. Wednesday night is known for quit dining. Take a table with a few friends from the reading and make it a special evening out.

Rebound Bookstore is part of Art Walk San Rafael

Every second Friday of the month Art Works Downtown hosts an art walk from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.involving lots of spaces all along Fourth Street. Rebound Bookstore in the West End is the western outpost of this event. Come in and see what we’re showing, browse the store with a beverage or gnosh, then finish off the evening with dinner or dessert in one of our unique West End restaurants.

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)