The Latest on Donations to The Bookmark


November 8, 2020 | By Reservation Only: Donations To Resume at The Bookmark


We are pleased to announce that beginning on Sunday, November 8th, we will resume accepting donations, by reservation only. Donation reservations can be made using the online booking system on our website. At this time, we are allowing three donation reservations each day we are open and donations will be limited to 4 boxes or 5 bags per appointment.


We will have modified store hours to receive donations:

  • Wednesday, 11 am - 2 pm

  • Friday, 11 am - 2 pm

  • Sunday, 11am - 4pm

Here are the details:

  1. Please make a reservation using our online reservation system

  2. Review our donation policy. Remember: if you wouldn’t buy it, we can’t sell it!

  3. Daily donations limited to 3 customers

  4. Safety is our highest priority - please wear a face covering for the duration of your donation drop-off.

Thank you for your support and your donations!


July 21, 2020 | You're Too Generous -- Bookstore Donations on Hold Again!


At this time we are pausing accepting donations. We have been overwhelmed by requests and have appointments booked through August. We are so grateful to our generous community and the volume of donations that we have received. Now we need time to process them before we can accept any more. Please check back here for more updates. 


And, please don't leave donations outside the door when the store is closed... they get picked over, strewn around, and soiled by the time we find them!


July 2, 2020 | Donations Resuming By Appointment Only


The Bookmark has resumed accepting book/media donations by appointment only.


Please call 510-444-0473 or email the Bookmark staff. Let them know how many boxes or bags you have and they will schedule a time for you to bring them in. If they are not able to accommodate your needs, they may offer you alternative donation options.