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If you’re looking for intellectual stimulation, a place to relax, read a good book, and listen to hot live music, or to simply get lost in precariously stacked piles of dust-covered novels, these bookstores will satisfy your appetite for literature and adventure. Take a look at our suggestions for the best quirky, eclectic, alternative, antique, and purely satisfying bookstores in and around San Rafael.
Located on 4th Street in San Rafael, Copperfield’s Books has an eclectic atmosphere and an excellent collection of intriguing non-fiction literature. Go here for an impressive collection of books on current events, history, biography, and politics. Though they excel mainly in non-fiction, their fiction section is quite good as well. Before you leave, make sure that you stop at their café for a chocolate croissant and an exotic Dragonwell green tea as you read your newly purchased literature and listen to a selection of alternative indie rock.
Copperfield’s Books, 850 4th St., San Rafael, CA, USA, +1 415 524 2800
The avid comic book reader will find their home in Blue Moon Comics. Devoted exclusively to comic books of all different publishers and eras, Blue Moon Comics houses an extensive array of the most different comics ever printed. Come here for traditional Marvel comics printed in the 1950s as well as the latest printed versions of Deadpool and Superman. And if you play magic, be sure to check out their collection of rare magic cards locked in glass by the cash register, as well as their regular magic events.
Blue Moon Comics, 1560 4th St., San Rafael, CA, USA, +1 415 448 5342