We're opening a bookstore in Fairfax!

Fairfax bookstore Bolinas Rd Point Reyes Books

New Bookstore Coming Soon

We’re thrilled to announce that in Fall 2023, we will be opening a new bookstore at 9 Bolinas Road in downtown Fairfax. 

We’ve never been interested in expanding Point Reyes Books for expansion’s sake. But when we saw a small, charming, and centrally located space for rent in Fairfax earlier this year, we started dreaming of how we could apply what we’ve learned and built here in West Marin to a second store. We’re excited to bring some of the Point Reyes Books vision and curation to a new location, and to have an “inpost” in Marin (Fairfax being inland of Point Reyes, of course.) 

Don’t worry – Point Reyes Books, at its current location in Point Reyes Station, isn’t going anywhere or changing. We look forward to continuing to play a central role in this special community, bringing exciting author events and conversations to West Marin, and stocking a world-class bookstore where both locals and visitors from all over the world discover new ideas and life-changing books. 

There is much more to come: the official announcement of a name for the new store, for one, and the world-expanding process of getting to know the local community. We also look forward to sharing with all the Point Reyes Books devotees what will make the new store special, and perhaps worth its own stop when you’re on your way out to the seashore – or a destination on the days when you can’t make it that far, but need that book you don’t know you’re looking for. 

We’re currently seeking booksellers for the Fairfax store! Please read the FAQs below to learn more. If you’re interested, please submit a resume and brief cover letter to molly@ptreyesbooks.com with “Fairfax Bookseller Application” in the subject line. We will begin the hiring process and respond to applications in October. 



When will the new store be open?

On, by, or around November 1, 2023. We’ll update here when we have an exact date. 

Will the new store do author events? 

Our programming focus revolves around bringing world-class, inspiring, and thought-provoking writers to Point Reyes. Given the smaller size of the new store, we do not envision hosting events on a regular basis in Fairfax.

Will I be able to order books online and pick them up in Fairfax? And will I be able to use my Community Supported Bookstore (CSB) Account there? 

Yes and yes! Stay tuned for more information. 

We are not crowdfunding for this expansion, but we do encourage you to add funds to your Community Supported Bookstore account or to open a new account. You can learn more and join the program here or at the store.

I’m a local author. Will you stock my book on consignment? 

If you’d like us to consider your book for either bookstore, please send a note to books@ptreyesbooks.com with a description or sell sheet and information about how to order it. We will get back to you via email as soon as possible. We cannot accept “samples” and cannot take copies until we have confirmed that we will stock the book. 

What are you looking for when hiring?

We’re looking for book lovers who ideally have experience working in books and retail, and people who are reliable, flexible, and interested in part time work. Customer service skills in addition to comfort with learning point of sale and inventory systems and working in the back end of our website are a must. Most importantly, we’re looking for applicants who are excited to help us create something new and establish the reputation of a new bookstore.