COVID-19 Announcements

“The Rebound” is taking book donations during the Covid crisis!

Good clean books except textbooks, encyclopedias, computer books.

We’re open 11am-5pm Mon-Sat.

(Call first to be sure we are not out on an errand.)

We’ll give you a hand bringing them in!

When this is over, we're going to have one hell of a party!


Have You Heard The Latest?

Have you heard the news that our Co-Owner, and author Joel-Eis, has his very own website?

Stop by to learn more about Joel and stay up to date on all of his literary exploits, past, present and future!

News From The Stacks

NEW! Good weather outdoor bargain table! coffee table books, kid’s books, special collections, all at great prices!


Buy A Gift Certificate From “The Rebound”

We can keep it on file in the store or mail it to you. If it’s for somebody else, (BIRTHDAY? ANNIVERSARY, GIFT?), tell us who it is for. (Little acts of kindness go a long way right now). Tell them we have it. We will mail books to them that they request or bring them books. Prepay as above.

Take Care of Yourself. 

Share This Announcement, Our e-Mail & Address on Your Social Media!

Call us at 415-482-0550 if you need to, we'll be in the store 11:00 am-4:00 pm.

They Don’t Call Us “Rebound” for Nothing!

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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 6:00 (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: 11am-5pm / Sun: Closed