The Bookmark Bookstore has its own website. Please visit www.thebookmarkbookstore.org for all the latest information on the store, special sales, volunteer openings and community events.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive place to purchase your next book – science fiction, cooking, mystery, general fiction or non-fiction – look no further. We carry a wide selection of titles, from the latest best-sellers to hard-to-find out-of-print editions. Come on down!
721 Washington Street in Old Oakland:
Monday – Friday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
NEW! Sunday hours: 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
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We are located next door to the Cock-a-Doodle Cafe. Ratto’s Delicatessen and Cafe 817 are only a block away. Pacific Coast Brewery and Housewives Market are nearby. There are many other fine restaurants and shops in the vicinity.
In addition to the wide selection of books you’ll find in our store, we also maintain a smaller inventory of special books for online sale at Amazon.com.
Bookmark Bookstore Needs Books!
Is your home over-flowing with treasured books? If so, help is on the way. The Friends of the Library accepts donated books which help raise funds for the Library.
Books that raise $$$ for the Library include:
There are many books which don’t sell, including mass-market pocket books, soiled current/recent books, encyclopedia sets, and others. Call 510.444.0473 for more information.
Bookmark Facts and Figures
Found at the Bookmark
Recently, the sale of a single book raised $1,750 for the library.
The book was the only signed limited edition that Beatrix Potter ever issued, The Fairy Caravan. New York: David McKay, 1929. The edition was limited to 100 copies.
The book was part of a donation to the Bookmark Bookstore and was in rather shabby condition. Fortunately manager Bob Frey noticed something special about this particular book. Upon further inspection, he found a signed limitation sheet and asked volunteer and rare book expert Vic Zoschak if it was real.
Fortunately, it was! Vic, owner of Tavistock Books in Alameda, marketed the book for the Bookmark and made the sale.
According to Vic, “The signature was actually on a separately printed sheet that Potter numbered and signed, then was tipped-in (a term that means “carefully glued in”) near the front of the book.”2