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.


Sponsorship Programs

Whether you are an individual or an organization, you can help get books free to teachers, schools and nonprofits.

Here’s how to sponsor a Teacher, a School or a Nonprofit Organization that serves children and youth:

1. You can come and get books to take to kids and/or the organizations that help them.

$30.00 per level banker’s box of books

$40. per level copy paper box of books


2. You can donate a sum on behalf of a particular individual (usually a teacher) or entities (like a school or a homeless shelter). The beneficiaries of your dollars can then come to the Global Book Exchange anytime and just take what they need. 

Sponsor 1 teacher for 1 school year: $100

Sponsor 1 school or organization for 1 school year: $500-$1,000 depending on size of school or organization


Please contact Marilyn for more information about gift certificates or about our sponsorship program: