We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books

Review Highlights
Catsby is advertised as cranky, but he was very freindly to us

Very cool bookstore with a varied selection. Lots of local material. Of course Lauren bought some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RonP1960
,
Tahoe City, California
Full of happy people on Christmas Eve!

One of the best bookshops I've ever been to (and I go to a lot!) The people who own it and work... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
amandamerrittterry
,
Mountain View, California
Read all 65 reviews
6
All photos (6)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“book store”(11 reviews)
“ole fashioned”(2 reviews)
About
This bookstore caters to adults and children.
Contact
Main, Kasten Streets, Mendocino, CA
Website
7079372665
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (65)
Filter reviews
65 results
Traveler rating
51
14
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
51
14
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews book store children's section ole fashioned non fiction staff picks great reminder small town local history all ages cat author calendar browse genre shelves pages gifts
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 65 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool bookstore with a varied selection. Lots of local material. Of course Lauren bought some books and made friends with the cat. Very friendly and resourceful staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RonP1960
Reviewed December 27, 2018

One of the best bookshops I've ever been to (and I go to a lot!) The people who own it and work there are a delight and clearly know what they are doing. Found some great books, some expected and some most unexpected. Wish I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amandamerrittterry
Reviewed November 26, 2018

This is a good ole fashioned book store, with staff picks and a friendly staff. In a world of digital everything, this is a great reminder of the importance and pleasure of holding a real book in your hand and the smell of the print...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank legsbell
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is the only bookstore, other than used books places in our area. It is a wonderful place with a stunning ocean view. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The cat is great too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sabine17093
Reviewed October 24, 2018

If you're a book lover I highly advise this place if you're in the area. They have a great selection of books in all ages and genres. Just a wonderful place to spend an hour or two with wonderfully helpful staff/

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robb J
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We discovered The Gallery our first night in Mendocino and after our first visit, we were hooked! We went back every day we were there, sometimes twice. The staff was knowledgeable and fun to talk to. My only kvetch was that they have no section...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deb K
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Remember when there were bookstores? When buying a book meant more than going online and leafing through a few chosen online pages, and you could open the book anywhere in the middle to read it and see if you wanted to buy it? Gallery Bookstore...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DeirdreLamb
Reviewed May 16, 2018

This has been a favorite bookshop for over 30 years - so glad they have remained opened and grown. After walking around town and out to the cliffs, spend some time at the Gallery Bookshop. Buy one of their coffee mugs...find a great book and/or...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Maureen M
Reviewed October 30, 2017

They have everything you've heard of and most of what you haven't. Very good toy and craft section for the kids and grandkids. Lots of cards, new age-y stuff, local history.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dianne T
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

I am a retired independent bookshop owner, and ran a bookshop that was larger than the Gallery bookshop. There are so many so so independent bookshops around who try to make a virtue of being independent, but are basically inadequate as bookshops, in part probably...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank broadhurstannema
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
693 reviews
.03 miles away
MacCallum House
664 reviews
.10 miles away
Little River Inn
809 reviews
2.37 miles away
Heritage House Resort & Spa
1,056 reviews
4.54 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 26 nearby restaurants
Goodlife Cafe and Bakery
456 reviews
.19 miles away
Harvest at Mendosa's
120 reviews
.23 miles away
Cafe Beaujolais
949 reviews
.29 miles away
Trillium Cafe
520 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 37 nearby attractions
Mendocino Coast
713 reviews
.05 miles away
Ford House Museum
84 reviews
.06 miles away
Mendocino Art Center
112 reviews
.19 miles away
Kelley House Museum
66 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines