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boxes of donated books collected during book drive

Upcoming Events

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our June 11th community book drive! We collected over 25 boxes of new and used books to help build the Peninsula Book Collaborative.

Author: Raquel

New Hours at Peninsula Books

Come join us at the bookstore four days a week at Peninsula Books. You will find new and used books for all ages. You can also donate books. Email for what we accept and when.

We will have an opening day activities from 10 – 6 pm on December 2nd. Learn more here.

Are you a group that would like to host a book club, workshop, etc., at our space? Contact us at to schedule. Workshops can be held outside of open hours.

Interested in being involved? Learn how to become a volunteer here.

Join us soon at 441 Westlake!

We are preparing our location at 441 Westlake (between JoAnn Fabrics and Color Me Mine)! We hope to see you browse our new and used book selection. As we build, we hope to have programs and activities for everyone to enjoy including book clubs, poetry nights, and more. We will have limited hours throughout November and December.

Special Hours & Pop-ups

October 29 -1-6 pm (Westlake)

Nov. 2 -4 pm – 8 pm (Books & Brews at Gilman Brewery)

Nov. 5 – 10-6 pm (Westlake)

Beginning November  9, we will have limited hours:

Thursdays & Fridays – 4 pm -8 pm

Saturdays & Sundays – 10 am -6 pm


Our official Opening Day is on December 2nd! More to come soon.

Help us create Peninsula Books at Westlake

We have some exciting news! We will be opening a space at Westlake Center in Daly City!!! We are excited to build this community bookstore and community space. Now we need your help!
We are looking for volunteers to help us set up, organize and prepare to open our doors. 
To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. Sign up for one shift or as many as you can make.
Volunteer Information Form: All volunteers will need to complete an online form before the first volunteer day. Volunteers 14-16 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteer Release of Liability : We will have some on site forms for those 18 and older. If under 18, please have parent/guardian complete in advance and bring to your first shift.
We would love for you to share with your networks or come volunteer with a friend.

Banned Book Bash

“It doesn’t always feel like you’re banning the book itself. Sometimes it feels like you’re banning the people who those books are about, that you’re saying that those lives are lives that should only exist in the shadows.” – Jason Reynolds


Thank you for celebrating Banned Book Week. Every fall, libraries and bookstores come together to celebrate the freedom to read.

At our Banned Book Bash, everyone had the opportunity to play Banned Book Bingo. Below are the links for the Bingo card and the answer key.

Banned Book Bingo

Banned Book Bingo Answer Key


While we are still looking for a permanent home, you can support us by purchasing books through our Bookshop site and we will receive a portion of the proceeds.  Here is our Banned Book List. Thank you and happy reading!



Pride Titles

Check out these titles and more to show your pride and allyship.

Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan

Stella and her Family – Miriam Schiffer

All In – Billie Jean King

Gender Queer – Maia Kobabe

My Rainbow – Trinity & DeShana Neal

Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

Check out the full list.

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