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.


Give Books to Us

Many of our books are re-used right here in our local community – in homes, schools, community centers and other nonprofit organizations. The majority of our books travel across the seas to help improve the literacy of those less fortunate.

We may use especially valuable books for fund-raising purposes (so we can help pay our rent). If you have questions about books you’d like to donate, please e-mail us or come visit Marilyn during our open hours.

Before you plan to bring us your books, PLEASE make sure they’re the kind we can use!

Books We Accept

Individual Donations (less than four boxes)

School Donations (exceeding four boxes)

Sending/Shipping Us Books