Local Author Collection

The History Room’s Local Author Collection includes many books written by current or past Mill Valley and Marin County residents, or by authors who have a significant association with the area. The Local Author Collection must be used inside the Library, but there are many duplicates in the circulating collection available for loan. Visit us to browse our collection, or get started online by clicking the “Local Author Collection” link above.

If you are a local author who is not represented in this collection and would like to be, we invite you to donate copies of your books. Please contact History Room staff at hist@cityofmillvalley.org.

Did you know the following authors, among many others, have a Mill Valley connection?

  • Isabell Allende
  • Gina Berriault
  • Kay Boyle
  • James Broughton
  • Don Carpenter 
  • Stanton A. Coblentz 
  • Jack Finney 
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Martin Cruz Smith 
  • Dave Eggers
  • John Gray
  • S. I. Hayakawa
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • Edith Thacher Hurd and Clement Hurd
  • Joyce Maynard
  • Anne Lamott
  • Cyra McFadden
  • Kathleen Norris
  • Eve Pell
  • Gary Snyder
  • Alan Watts