used k-12 books, non-profit, used children's books Marin

Open Hours

Usually we are open on Wednesdays & Saturdays from 1pm - 4pm, but check top of home page to be sure.
Info about open hours is updated every Wednesday and Saturday by 9:00 a.m.

Marilyn Nemzer, Director

Marilyn Nemzer, Director
Email communications only (sorry no phone).


852 Del Ganado Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(This is NOT a US Post Office address - Do not use for mail.)
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Here at the Global Book Exchange, we are all volunteers, so please be understanding when you come to get books or bring us books. We are not like a full-service bookstore, but we always do our best to help you, and we appreciate your patience and support.


The Global Book Exchange

Connecting Kids with Books

Greetings from the Global Book Exchange! If you want children’s books or school books – or if you have some to donate :) – you’ve found just the right place!

We would love to have you visit and are usually open for you on Wednesdays & Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 pm. But be sure to check this website after 9:00 a.m. on the day you want to come in. We’ll be open unless you see an announcement to the contrary in red letters just above this paragraph. (Sometimes we don’t know until the verrry last minute if we have enough volunteers to work on a particular day.)

All deliveries & donations of books are by appointment only. Please email Marilyn - Until further notice we are not accepting K-12 textbooks or workbooks published before 2002.

Schools please note important boxing guidelines!  

If you need school books or children’s books, you’ve found just the right place!

And if you have K-12 textbooks or other books for children  that you don’t need anymore, bring them to us. We’ll find them good homes with teachers, families, and young people around the world. (Before you bring us books, please first see what kind of  books we want … thanks!) Come visit us during our open hours.  Everyone is welcome.

Teachers: Need more copies of specific texts, supplementary materials, or classroom sets of junior lit?  Looking for a teacher edition?  Want your own classroom library? Out-of-towners, need a used textbooks search?

Parents: Want to enrich your child’s education at home?

Non-Profits: Need any textbooks or library books for young people?

Service Clubs: Want to sponsor local teachers, provide a field trip for a whole class to come get books, or send books overseas or to another place in the U.S.?

School Folks: Unneeded textbooks and school library books taking up storage space or headed for your dumpster?  Don’t let them meet their fate in a landfill.  Bring them to us!

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