Welcome to The Bookmark Bookstore!

We are run by the Friends of the Oakland Public Library and the proceeds from the sale of books at the store benefit the Oakland Public Library.


After careful consideration, the Friends of the Oakland Public Library
has decided to close the bookstore until further notice due to the ongoing health situation.

The store is operated almost entirely by volunteers, and many of those very important people have let us know that they would feel more comfortable following CDC guidelines to stay at home and help “flatten the curve” of virus spread. We have a high-touch operation, (just think about all the books you pick up and look at when you’re browsing!)  and it isn’t practical to wipe down books, shelves, and everything else that our customers and staff come in contact with as often as it should be done in this current pandemic. We want to keep all of our customers and staff as safe as possible.

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 by making a one-time donation to the organization here:  fopl.org/donate

And don’t forget the special books we have listed on eBay and Amazon:

Shop our online Amazon store here: amazon.com/shops/the bookmark_bookstore 

Visit and shop our eBay store here: https://www.ebay.com/str/thebookmarkbookstore

Please address any questions to bookmark_bookstore@yahoo.com or info@fopl.org

Oakland’s Fundraising Bookstore for Oakland’s Public Libraries

Each year The Bookmark receives +10,000 donated books and related items,
mostly from private libraries and East Bay estates. Book-lovers find uncommon,
delightful and engaging titles not found in any typical book store.
We get new stock daily!

The Bookmark carries used hardcover and softcover books,
pocketbooks, gently used CDs, DVDs and LPs.