COVID-19 Updates and How to Support Us

Our Bookmark Bookstore closed on March 16 and remains closed in accordance with local health orders. (See The Bookmark Bookstore and COVID-19 announcement below.) In accordance with CDC guidelines, local and state orders, and to protect the health of our volunteers and customers, we will keep the store closed until it is appropriate to re-open.

Our Semi-annual Spring Book sale has been postponed.


Here are a few ways to continue to support us and the Oakland Public Libraries at the same time!


1. Shop our offerings of used books online.

We are grateful for all your purchases on our eBay and Amazon pages! Keep checking our sites for unique finds.


And when you shop on smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Friends of the Oakland Public Library when you select us as your charity.

Log into your Amazon account.

Select “change your charity."

Enter the "Friends of the Oakland Public Library" (or 94-2553734) as your charity


2. If you are in the market for new books, we have a new service!

We are an affiliate of Bookshop, so all of the profit—25-30% of the purchase price—will go directly to The Bookmark Bookstore.


Use this link to shop for books.

Bookshop.org is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association and has been set up to provide financial support to independent booksellers.


3. Buy eGift cards through Square.

Order an eGift card for yourself or as a gift, then redeem it at The Bookmark Bookstore: squareup.com/gift/000TKED0C4BPV/order


4. Become a member of Friends of the Oakland Public Library.

In the meantime, you can support Oakland Public Libraries by becoming a member of the Friends if you aren’t already, or making a one-time donation to the organization here.



Updates to the Bookmark Bookstore due to COVID-19

In accordance with CDC guidelines, local and state orders, and to protect the health of our volunteers and customers, we will keep the store closed until it is appropriate to re-open. Our Semi-annual Spring Book sale has been postponed.


We’ll keep everyone posted, and hope that you’ll be back in the store once we reopen. In the meantime, you can support Oakland Public Libraries by becoming a member of the Friends if you aren’t already, or making a one-time donation to the organization here: fopl.org/donate Please address any questions to: bookmark@fopl.org and check for updates here and on our Facebook page.

Friends of the OPL and The Bookmark Bookstore

(510) 444-0473
721 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607

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Currently, our store is operating during limited hours for curbside pickup only. Check out our Virtual Bookstore to buy and pickup!

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