Lucky 17!

2022 ad and owners photo

Rebound Bookstore, “The Biggest Little Bookstore in the Universe”
has won “Best Used Bookstore” in Marin County 2024 for 17 years!

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!


35,000 books, CD's DVD's

Foreign dictionaries for travel

Foreign language books: French, German, Italian, Russian, etc.

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. 

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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!

Big News at "The Rebound"!

Big News at "The Rebound"!

After two decades in the same great community, the owners of the Rebound Bookstore in the West End Village of San Rafael, California are selling the business. The cozy shop is located in a safe walking neighborhood with nearby parking and family-oriented stores such as a pet store, a comics store, a skateboard shop, daytime and evening restaurants and cafes, a donut shop, clothing shops, a camera store, and more. Two new residential apartment buildings are soon to begin construction, one up the block and another directly across the street. Lots of new walking trade!

With over 35,000 stock items and a good on-line component, the shop has been voted Best Used Bookstore in Marin County (just north of San Francisco) nearly every year it’s been in operation. The sale includes a continuance of the current (very reasonable) lease if desired. Store averages about 30-35 customer/visitors a day. Really good days it’s around 60.

Rebound Bookstore Street View          

Book Store Shoppers

Store Band Evening

Warm and Cozy Store

Book Library

                     We’re hoping to connect with someone who wants to continue it and take it to the next level.
Serious interested parties may contact us for a general description or reach out to our realtors,
Lilly Woodring at or Rik for a full prospectus and to set up a walk-through.

We enjoy every day of running the store and making folks happy, but at 77 years old, its time for me to share the fun!

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New in ye shoppe!

**Book sets**
**100 new poetry books**
**More coffee table/gift books**
**Expanded sheet music section**
**New children’s books**

Art Shows Now In the Store

Too much to dream



New “Dream Notes” Greeting Card Collection

Cards (with envelopes) are $3 each. Set of 6 (with envelopes) $15.

Blank cards in 30 different styles
Here’s just a few…

The West End Village has become an amazing family-friendly/specialty shopping destination.

While you’re at the Rebound, check out our neighbors!

This is what we've got:

Mayflower Pub
Kitchen Table Italian
Bordenave’s Bakery
Peru Groceries
Shiro Kuma Sushi
Bella Cucina Catering
Sugar Pie Baking Co
Dee’s Organic Catering
Bella Lux Caterers
A Mailbox Plus Services
Lily’s Cleaners & Tailors & gifts
Jack Hunt Automotive
Cain’s Tires
Auto Marin Used Cars
A & L Optometry
Willow Salon
Kim’s Nails
Lashart Brow Studio
Anne Tran Super Beauty
Polish Nail Spa
Red Dragon Yoga
Abbot Kinney Clothes/Salon
Tempest Hair Salon
Xclusive Barber Shop

Sabor a México Restaurant
Johnny Doughnuts
Pink Owl Coffee
Tender tenders, chicken
Whippersnapper Restaurant
Pint-size Lounge
Moonlight Deli
Krumbscakes Bakery
Proof Lab Skateboards
Blue Moon Comics
Gold Hill Coin
Sling-it! La Crosse
Seawood Photo
Rebound Bookstore
Red Hill Pets
Trek Bike Shop
Ace Hdwr gift, décor, tree lot!)
Atelier Marin (Yarns)
Silk Road Odyssey (Persian Rugs)
Istanbul Rugs
Studio 4 Art (Kid’s art)
Dharma Yarns/clothing
Bloom clothing
Sofa Creations

See you in the bookstore. See you in the ‘hood!

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 Pacific Sun's weekly's customer survey in every year we have entered the survey, 2005 - 2022 (Last year we entered the contest)

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