The Bookmark Goes Virtual: Introducing Our Virtual Bookstore, Curbside Pickup, and Delivery Service


Beginning on June 19, we are selling books and media directly from The Bookmark through our Virtual Bookstore. Here you can browse and purchase select books and media from our current store inventory.


How it Works

  1. Shop for books from the online photo galleries in our Virtual Bookstore

  2. When you see a title you want, click on the "Go to link" at the bottom of the photo page to email us

  3. In your email, let us know which book(s) and/or media you're interested in

  4. We will respond with item availability, pricing, and payment instructions

  5. We prefer PayPal in advance, but you may also pay at pickup with a gift card, debit, or credit card

Pickup & Delivery Options

  • Curbside pickup will be available for all purchases each week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from 11am-2pm. Note: masks will be mandatory for pickup!

  • Purchases over $25 will be eligible for free delivery (via car or bike) in Oakland and Piedmont.

Note: Our online bookshop has only a fraction of our inventory. If you’re looking for something specific, email us and we’ll check the shelves for you.


We will continue to post more “shelf shots” in our Virtual Bookstore, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


More Ways to Buy and Support Us

  1. Online Stores: We continue to sell unique titles through our Amazon and eBay storefronts

  2. Gift cards

  3. Bookshop.org: When you buy books from our shop, Friends of the OPL receives 100% of the profit - approximately 30% of the purchase price. To purchase, go to the Friends of the OPL shop, browse books, and buy. It's that easy!

Signage on our bike delivery.

Friends of the OPL and The Bookmark Bookstore

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

WED
FRI
SUN

11 am - 2 pm

11 am - 2 pm

11 am - 2 pm

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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