51 Tamal Vista Road
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I’m half way done with the tour and store #50 is an impressive one: Book Passage in Corte Madera — just a short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.
This store has been around for a generation. It started out as a travel store, but eventually grew into much more. Today, Book Passage carries general trade books, lots of interesting sidelines, local art, used books, and gourmet sandwiches from the full menu in there cafe.
And wait, there’s more! This bookstore hosts 700 events a year, including writing conferences which have turned out to be great revenue generators. They host mystery writers conferences, travel writers and photographer conferences, children’s writers conferences, and a lot more.
In working with the community, Book Passage works to help raise funds for local hospices.
The store is made up of two buildings that are stocked full of books. The area feels more suburban than the other stores I’ve seen, but Book Passage seems to have become a destination spot for it’s customers.
A very nice and established store in the Bay Area.