Books California Central Coast Resources
 We 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     Aptos
call: 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

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