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.


School Donations

K-12 Schools

Click here to see the Books We Accept

Delivery must be by pre-arrangement. Please e-mail to schedule. Do not count on e-mail for same-day delivery and PLEASE make sure your staff understands the following:

BOXING GUIDELINES: We will no longer accept books in oversized boxes. The largest size we will accept are 1.5 cubic foot, although our strong preference is copy paper boxes or letter boxes (or smaller).  We cannot allow our volunteers (mostly teens) to handle boxes weighing over 40 pounds.

COMPACT. It’s easier for us if you don’t use a large box for only a few books. If you only have a few books, paper bags are fine instead of boxes. Please, no plastic bags.

STURDY. Please make sure boxes are strong and not falling apart.

REASONABLE SIZE. We just want to make sure our volunteers can handle them OK.

FLAT TOPS. Boxes should be packed with flat tops (lidded or closed) so they can be easily stacked. We have to use our vertical space as much as possible.

If you have any questions about the way your books are packed, please feel free to get in touch with Marilyn. Publisher samples prepackaged in their original “creative” containers are just fine.

Delivering Your Books:

Check in at our front door and let us know what you have to deliver. If you have only a few boxes, you can just carry them in or ask to borrow our hand truck. For larger loads, we will give you the key for our back gate so you can use the delivery entrance at the back of our building. Depending on what volunteers are working, we may or may not be able to lift boxes to help you, so bring extra muscle if you think you might need it.

Mailing books to The Book Exchange: unfortunately, books cannot be mailed to our Del Ganado address. In special cases, if we can make an arrangement we will, but first e-mail us.