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Upcoming Events & Downtown News
Where: Rebound Bookstore 1611 4th Street, West End Village, San Rafael What we love: We love being more than just a retail outlet. A bookstore is a cultural center for thinkers and seekers. It’s a place of joy and exploration for children, a place of return to old imaginary friends for mature readers. It’s a…Read More
Mark your calendars to participate in our great summer savings event on Saturday, August 24, 11-5pm! Join us for discounts, sales, demos, special events, food and lively shopping. The fun will stretch from downtown 4th Street to the West End Village. Downtown businesses will offer sales and discounts, special items, entertainment and an opportunity to…Read More
September Mixer: Thursday, September 26 from 5:30 to 7:30PM Hosted by Ogi Teker at Istanbul Rug 1504 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901 Please suggest topics/speakers you would be interested in HERE.Read More
Meet Your Neighbors
Introducing a new feature, where you’ll find the stories of members of the Downtown San Rafael business neighborhood.
Where: Rebound Bookstore 1611 4th Street, West End Village, San Rafael What we love: We love being more than just a retail outlet. A bookstore is a cultural center for thinkers and seekers. It’s a place of joy and exploration for children, a place of return to old imaginary friends for mature readers. It’s a place where the imagination is at home, where the sense of wonder is allowed its full expression. Who: Owned and operated by Toni and Joel Eis Who designed the shop? The store was designed by Joel and Toni. Joel is a professional Scenic Designer and Toni is a photographer. What are you best known for? The welcoming atmosphere of the shop and the extensive book collection. Before I was a shopkeeper, I was… A university professor of theatre and professional theatrical designer. Toni was a photographer, and Native American Art gallery manager in Durango, Colorado.…Read More
Watch the Downtown San Rafael BID website for member interviews. If you’d like to be featured or suggest someone else, please contact Sharon at email@example.com
It’s easy to get highlighted. We’ll interview you, take some photos or use yours, and share your story on our website for all to see. We’ll get to know one another better and the writeups will become a lasting and growing piece of our community.
Downtown San Rafael Garages Free on Weekends
Don't forget to tell your customers in person and through your social media and emails about the Free Parking on Saturdays and Sundays! FREE WEEKEND PARKING is in the A Street and C Street Garages, thanks to the Parking Department's pilot program. Let's keep it going by getting good participation! Win-Win.