Sausalito Books by the Bay
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An Independent Community Sponsored Bookstore

Opening mid-September Locally owned & operated

You asked for it and it’s happening.


Sausalito Books by the Bay is a community supported independent bookstore providing the finest in reading enjoyment for the people of Sausalito, our neighbors, friends, family and visitors from around the world. We like to think of ourselves as a community center, carrying on the tradition of bookstores from the past.

Our vision.

Why a bookstore in Sausalito?

Mostly because the residents want one. Also because every town needs one. Especially because reading and learning must always be encouraged.

Books provide ongoing education, insight and inspiration; they can take you to faraway places. You can travel forward or back in time. They can offer healing and hope and adventure.  They can help you dream.

There is nothing like holding a real book in your hand. Or talking to a bookseller who is passionate about books and can take you on a tour of every bookshelf in the shop.

"Bookstores find growth as anchors of authenticity ... big chains once posed a threat, but independents are thriving by hosting events, adding non-book merchandise and becoming community hubs." New York Times




100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

store Hours

Monday - Friday
10AM - 6PM

Saturday - Sunday
10AM - 6PM


(415) 877-9967

How to get to Sausalito Books by the Bay

Getting to Sausalito Books by the Bay, is not as difficult as some perceive it to be. Whether you are coming from the South or North side of Sausalito simply get on Bridgeway. 

If you are driving north on Bridgeway turn right at the corner of Bridgeway and Anchor St onto Anchor Street, just past Vina del Mar Plaza.  If you are driving south on Bridgeway you turn left, just past the former Bank of America building onto Anchor Street.  (This would be like going to the Spinnaker Restaurant or parking in the Gabrielson Park lot.)

You drive on short block on Anchor St and turn left on Humbolt Ave. This is the short street where all of the Tour Buses are staging.  You need to get in the right lane and then turn right on Bay Street into the marina parking lot You will see the Sausalito Books by the Bay building on your left

There are Free parking spaces in the marina lot for book store customers. These are next to the Building and clearly marked.

Enlarge the Google Map below for more details.


This month’s Sausalito-centric selections.

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A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one
— George R.R. Martin