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.


Our Sponsors

The Book Exchange depends on monetary donations to keep its doors open. We could not continue without the help of our incredible, wonderful sponsors. Since we are all volunteers, all of their generously donated dollars go directly into our good work, HELPING LOCAL SCHOOLS & LOCAL NONPROFITS & CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

HUGE THANKS to our sponsors, present (listed first) and past:

Thank you also to the Dixie School District, our terrific landlord, our supportive neighbors and to the many other generous individuals who contribute to this important project!

And great thanks for partnerships and assistance at different times over the past 30 years:

  • Ken Nemzer (major support of all kinds)
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • McCleran Roofing
  • Marin Sanitary Service
  • Golden Gate Computer Society
  • Marin County Office of Education
  • The New Hamilton Partners (previous facilities)
  • City of Novato (previous facility)
  • Novato Disposal (cleanup and recycling assistance)
  • The Ross McDonald Company (shelving)
  • Seagate Investment Company (first home at Montecito in San Rafael)
  • The California Conservation Corps (labor)
  • Central Marin Rotary Club (financial assistance)
  • The Marin County Juvenile Probation Department (project participation).