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Bolinas and Stinson Beach Community Phonebook

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SPACE-RESERVE DEADLINE for the 2010 edition of the 868=Directory is CLOSED!
SEND digital (.pdf or .jpg) copy to:
SEND hard copy (Laser printed is best) to POB 868 Bolinas, CA 94924

Please make out checks to: Franis Engel

You may also pay by credit card at to:

Advertising in the 868-Directory is only for the businesses that serve Bolinas & Stinson Beach

Prices here are for copy ready adspace only. Please submit your ad the right size on hard copy, or send us a .pdf or .jpg by email at

Get help with making the inside of your ad for additional reasonable rates, usually $30. additional.
For this ad design service, or to get a reference from us for a graphic designer, please contact us ASAP!

If you are submitting your ad past the deadline, we have already done the layout. So we can't guarrantee placement, but we will find a place for you somewhere, usually. We want to include everyone, but if you are late, you may have to take the placement you get.

If you pay now or before August, 2010, you save money!
Subtract a nine dollar savings discount - as shown below:

Size: 7 1/4" high by 5 7/8" wide $229.
Comes with up to four service listings
(Sorry, new full page ads are on a waiting list only.)
Price if you pay now..........................$220.

Size: 7 1/4" high by 2 3/4" wide $99
Comes with up to three service listings
Price if you pay now............................$90

Size: 3 1/2" high by 5 7/8 wide $99.
Comes with up to three service listings
Price if you pay now............................$90

QUARTER PAGE (This is also the size for vertical business cards)
Size: 3:1/2" high by 2 3/4" wide $59
Comes with up to two service listings
Price if you pay now.....................................$50

EIGHTH PAGE (this is slightly smaller than a horizontal business card)
Size 1 1/2" high by 2 3/4" wide $39.
One service listing included.
Price if you pay now .....................................$30.

Size: 15 words or less. $19. (Not counted are names, business name or phone numbers.)
Price of stand along Service listing if you pay now ........$15.
Additional Service Listings (each)..........................$10.
(Note, any additional Service Listings not paid on time,
are charged at the full rate!!)
We will list your name, name of business & phone numbers by default,
if you do not specify Service Listing content.
Please suggest what category of headings you'd prefer to be listed under.
We try to get your ad close to your service listing, but if we can't,
we rotate which business gets to be closest each year.
Be sure to include what you'd like your 15 words to say
when you send in your ad.


HOW TO Get In the Next 868-Directory HERE:

>Now it's time to write your 15 word service listing. Email us at,
or go back to the submissions page and use the comments section.
Make your ad, send it by email or print it out on the library laser printer and snail-mail it to us at POB 868 Bolinas, CA 94924
or deliver in person. Please call us if you are near the deadline at 868-0420.

We are doing the layout and don't want to leave you out!
We do NOT want to have to squeeze you in somewhere where it makes you hard to find!

>If you're part of West Marin county near Bolinas, Stinson Beach, Dogtown or parts nearby, submit your name and phone number to our personal listings. We list kids, houseguests and couch surfers. If you have an unlisted number that you want to keep private but want your friends to have it, how about listing under the family pet's name? Please tell us about people who are gone so we can keep our listings correct.

>Have a business or a much-loved livelihood you are trained for, but assume there's no call for it near where you live? Try advertisting in the 868-Directory. Our rates start at a ridiculous $15. for the entire year! Your neighbors want to know what you can do for them.

>Get a current edition of the 868-Directory at West Marin businesses in Bolinas at the Bolinas Market year round. When it first comes out, it is available in Stinson Beach at Odyssey Video. It's a handbook, 8" X 7" size and usually a bright color. The 2009 edition is a green color with a pencil drawing of the original locals - native mammals.

> Pay for your advertising any time before three months past publication, and avoid a late charge that starts then. We want everyone to be a part of the 868-Directory! So we make our advertisting rates only pay for costs - no more.

The 868-DIRECTORY email:
OUR ADDRESS is: 868-DIRECTORY POB 868 Bolinas, CA. 94924
OUR PHONE NUMBER IS: 415 868-0420
The REAL 2010 edition DEADLINE IS PAST!
...and yes, if we can, we'll fit you in somewhere if you're late. But you're too late for 2010 edtion!

The origin of a directory in Bolinas started in 1969, with a few hand written, mimeographed, stapled pages. For two decades the 868-Directory was called the Bolinas Yellow Pages. ..This yellow name comes back to haunt every time the 868-Directory cover is yellow. In the past, Betty Stortz, Charlie & Mary Lu Ross were publishers and now Franis Engel makes it happen.
Check out what else Franis Engel does - part of the reason she took over the phone book was because she was in so many listings. Alexander Technique teacher, juggling teacher, music teacher, house painter, signpainter of holiday windows and banners for events, graphic artist, logo designer, fine artist, house-sitter, cat trainer, astrologer, writer & reviewer. Really, can someone have too many businesses?