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Expanding Accepted Donations at the Bookmark

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

The Bookmark Bookstore has updated its donation policy to expand both the amount and types of donations we will accept.

What’s new:


1) We can now take up to three (3) boxes or bags of items in good condition at a time.


2) Accepted items now include:

  • Books

  • Graphic Novels

  • Comic Books

  • CDs (Commercial only - no self-burned CDs)

  • DVDs (No exercise DVDs)

  • Blu-Rays

  • Vinyl (in Good to Excellent condition - particularly Hip-Hop, Rock, Jazz)

  • Videogames

  • Puzzles & Games (complete)


3) Other items we will accept:

  • Ephemera - Postcards, trading cards, vintage posters, stamps, historical and unusual items, bizarre or interesting pamphlets, old photographs…

  • “Oaklandia” - items of specifically Oakland Interest - yearbooks, pre-1960 phonebooks, vintage music flyers, menus…

  • Certain Magazines - Vintage, Niche, Science Fiction, Horror & UFO magazines. Examples of specific titles that we accept: Interview, Vogue & other fashion magazines, Life Magazine original run (1936-1972), Rolling Stone, Starlog, Famous Monsters of Filmland…

  • Counterculture/Sub-Culture/Fringe Culture publications - Newspapers and Magazines from the pre-internet age… unique, bizarre, exotic and outlandish publications are of particular interest. 

We accept donations during regular store hours, Wednesday through Sunday between 11:00am – 4:00pm. No reservations are required.


For complete details, including requirements around acceptable quality of items, see the updated Donation Guidelines on our website.


For any questions or for larger donations, contact Sven-Eric Geddes at bookmark@fopl.org.

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