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A library where you never have to return the books? That’s the Bay Area Free Book Exchange.
By - posted 1/1/2013

Looking for a new book to curl up with this weekend?

How about 100 new books?

Visit the Bay Area Free Book Exchange in El Cerrito (open every Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm) and take home up to 100 books for free.  Think of it like a library, except you never have to return the books.

270,000 Free Books Given Away, And Counting…
Yes, all the books on all the shelves are available to the public free of charge. It is like an ever changing treasure hunt among 10,000 books in stock. Since 2009 they have given away over 270,000 free books and there’s no sign of stopping.

>> Sadly there is a limit to 100 books per person per day. But we’d love to meet the wheelbarrow-loading freeloader who forced them to institute a limit.

Donate Books, Take Home Books:
The store is called the Free Book “Exchange”  – so donated books are appreciated and accepted, but donations are not required. The store was created and is run cooperatively by local book sellers/ book lovers who are just looking to give good books a good home.

Bay Area Free Book Exchange
10520 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 705-1200

– Take home up to 100 books FREE

Hours: Open every weekend, Saturday and Sundays from 9am to 6pm


Categories: *Top Pick*, City Guide - Ongoing, East Bay
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