Books • California Central Coast ResourcesWe support local independent book shops. We will feature many of them in these pages. Each has speialities, and unique charm and character. For overall bookfinding purposes, we commend you to Bookshop Santa Cruz.
A good regional book resource center is Mockingbird Books in Aptos. With any book request, please contact Claire and Mark at Mockingbird Books (just click and write in your message, or query) They can locate unusual and hard to find books for you. If the book you want is available anywhere, they will find it for you.
The shop itself is a treasure of used and rare books.
Also,Mockingbird Books is uncommonly well appointed. It is comfortable, well organized, clean, and appears to serve as a sort of literary community center as well.
Out-of-print art, music, health and travel books are a specialty.
If you like folk music, you have another good reason to visit Mockingbird.Mark is a noted songwriter and musician, and the shop often hosts folk singing evenings.
8045 Soquel Drive Soquel Village Aptoscall: 831.689.9113 fax: 831.689.9114
Get hold of Meade Fischers' Cosmic Coastal Chronicles - A journey of a soul in search of a great wave, but usually finding the human spirit and hope for our coast. Meade really cares, and you come to share his enthusiasm through his unpretentious look at the tell tale details, his unabashed awe for the grand, and the gritty pathos of his self discoveries. It's fun, and memorable. Great reading while dreaming about roaming, or out on the trail.
From the coast above San Francisco to Big Sur, this book explores the marine sanctuary’s habitats and life.
National Marine Sanctuary
Pelican Members can buy great books about the Central Coast, also: (all are 831 area code)After Effects Books 475.5991 The Book Loft 429.1812 Casabella Art Books 426.6475 Chimney Sweep Books 458.1044 Geiger's Books 335.5870 George Robert Kane Books, ABAA 426.4133 The Literary Guillotine 457.1195 Logos Books & Records 427.5100 Rare Oriental Book Company 689.0203 Top of the Heap 475.6364 Westside Stories 457.2021