Meet Your Neighbors
Introducing a new feature, where you’ll find the stories of members of the Downtown San Rafael business neighborhood.
How long has the bookstore existed? We’re going into our 12th year. The same group of people who work at the store now were the ones who started out years ago, doing sales on the library lawn and in the library meeting room. What is the purpose of the store? We support library programs. After our expenses, 25% goes into savings for our future library and 75% is available for funding library projects. For example,…Read More
886 4th Street, San Rafael
Owners: Bishlam and Amy Bullock
What’s the hardest lesson you learned in starting a business?
To not run my business all the time. It’s hard to take my hands off the wheel sometimes, and let it evolve the way it wants to. The business will tell you what it needs…Read More
1611 4th Street, West End Village, San Rafael
Who are your customers?
We have walk-in neighbors and tourists from around the world and the Bay Area. Many people look for book shops when they travel and locals consider a book shop a mainstay. Saturday morning the store is usually filled with families from the neighborhood with their kids. It looks like a daycare center…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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 write-ups will become a lasting and growing piece of our community.