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.


Awards & Honors

The Global Book Exchange project has been praised by over 20 publications, including the New York Times. 

Marin Economic Commission Award of Excellence, for outstanding example of Environmental Values for Marin County 2004
Marin Community Foundation Earth Day Every Day award 1996
Marin County Office of Education Marin County School Boards Association Golden Bell Award, special recognition 1994
Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Merit Award 1993
Marin County Commission on the Status of Women Certificate of Recognition 1993
Del Norte County Unified School District Certificate of Appreciation for sponsoring school programs that foster excellence in academics and citizenship. 1990
National Environmental Awards Council (Renew America) Environment Achievement Award 1990
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX Commendation for achievement in municipal solid waste recycling 1990

Additonal Awards (for Global Book Exchange Executive Director)

Jefferson Award for Public Service, 2009

Point of Light Celebration honoree, recognition as one of 25 top volunteers in S.F. Bay Area, 2005

Tiburon-Belvedere Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce, recognition for community service, 1996

Marin County Volunteer of the Year, 1988