Lucky 13!

2022 ad and owners photo

Rebound Bookstore, “The Biggest Little Bookstore in the Universe”
has won “Best Used Bookstore” in Marin County 2022 for the 13th Time!

After Covid Crisis Announcements

Hepa-filter and disinfectant diffuser in operation.

“Rebound Bookstore is taking book donations after the Covid crisis. If you have a large collection, leave it on the shelves. We will box it in our standard boxes and take it from your location.

Holiday Season hours till January 6th, 10am-6pm 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!


Find Your Holiday At The Rebound Bookstore!

1611 4th Street, San Rafael, 415-482-0550

of books in great condition
Incredible prices, Free gift wrapping,
Gift Certificates,
Staff who knows the stock,
Free 3-hour parking, 2 blocks away
Customer reward cards
Holiday Season Hours: 11:00- 6:00 Mon-Sat.


Memoir to be published by International Peace Organization, World BEYOND War

“Joel Eis’s memoir reads like Forrest Gump of the 1960’s only its real!” 

Will Durst, Columnist, S F Chronicle

He became one of the people his parents warned him against…

Standing in a Hard Rain Book

… He was followed and informed on. His phone was tapped. He was shot at, did some time in jail, and was black listed. His FBI file, was as thick as a small city phone book.

Standin’ in a Hard Rain, the Making of a Revolutionary Life” is the fast-paced, "boots-on-the-ground," account of major events by a dedicated radical in the 1960’s(and beyond) who found himself with the planners and out in the street.

It traces a generation staying true to their values though changing times

What critics say about Standin’ in a Hard Rain…

“Joel Eis’s Memoir is great to read. It’s a great history lesson. He’s an immediate new literary friend!”

           Peter Coyote Actor, author, Narrator, Ken Burns film on the Vietnam War

“Joel Eis’s STANDIN’ IN A HARD RAIN, The Making of a Revolutionary Life is a useful and compelling read as the nation once again tries to find its bearings.”

David Harris, Organizer, National Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War, Federal prisoner for refusing the draft, 12-time book author ,Correspondent, NY Times, Rolling Stone Magazine








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!



You read that right.

Due to recent acquisitions, we have over one thousand new books in the store and in catalogued back stock.

Many in mystery and history (especially a collection of books on the Old West!

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!

Want to know about upcoming events?

Click the button below to join our event mailing list!

New in ye shoppe!

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

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