Copperfield's Books, San Rafael
It began as a vision for a truly full-service community-based bookstore by owners Paul Jaffe and Barney Brown, who purchased Sebastopol’s Myst Bookstore in June of 1981 and changed the name to Copperfield’s Books. From that 725 square foot storefront, Copperfield’s began to attract book lovers from all over Sonoma County, opening additional branches in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Napa, Calistoga, and Healdsburg.
In 2013, Copperfield's expanded into Marin County with the opening of our San Rafael store, followed by our Novato store in the spring of 2016. Beautiful, expansive, and situated in the heart of town on 4th Street, the San Rafael store offers a huge array of titles, magazines, and gifts plus a variety of in-store events featuring fiction to romance to sci-fi authors. The store boasts a vibrant children’s program and is also home to an outpost of local cafe Taste Kitchen + Table, for those who like to read and sip a latte.
We have never forgotten our roots as a local independent bookseller, committed to supporting the local communities we serve. From author events to book clubs and book fairs, Copperfield’s has been committed to literature, education, and community. Copperfield’s has a reputation throughout Northern California for creating vibrant gathering places which offer cozy surroundings for booklovers.
Our fine staff of booksellers are ready to go the extra mile to help customers find just what they’re looking for. Whatever your interests, Copperfield’s has always taken pride in having a unique mix of inventory that provides customers with a fun shopping experience. Each store is stocked with a broad selection of books, magazines, greeting cards, and unique gifts.
July 2021: New address at 1200 4th St!