San Rafael Public Library

Rare & Special Book Sale

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October 8, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm
San Rafael Community Center
618 B Street
Friends Books

A Bibliophile’s Dream Sale!

The Rare and Special Book Sale will be held October 8 & 9 at the San Rafael Community Center at 618  B  Street (next to Safeway.)  This annual sale is a favorite of bibliophiles and collectors, artists, designers and those who create collage or book arts projects using ephemera.

There will be a preview for members of Friends of the San Rafael Libraries from 12:00 to 1:00 on Friday, October 8;  you may renew or join at the door.

The sale will be open to the public on Friday, following the member preview, from 1:30 until 4:45pm.

Hours on Saturday, October 9 will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Books will be set out on tables in an enormous community room adjoining a sunny patio.  Books date from the 1800’s to 1940.  Material offered will cover all genres from vintage children’s books, to cooking, poetry, fiction, history, natural history, etc.  Two large collections of single artist art books are included, plus classical CDs, vintage movies on DVD, old magazines, art show catalogs and unique paper ephemera.  All books have been donated and researched in the past two years;  Covid caused us to postpone our March 2020 sale.

Everyone attending must wear a mask at all times.  Thank you for helping us all stay safe and healthy.

More than 400 individuals and families help support the San Rafael Libraries each year through their membership in Friends of the San Rafael Public Libraries. The Friends participate in fundraising, advocacy, and volunteering all of which plays an important part in supporting library programs such as Summer Reading, Art Talks, and others throughout the year. Volunteers organize and staff book sales, research rare books, sort book donations, and work at the Friends Books store at 1016 C Street. 




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