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Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books

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Main, Kasten Streets, Mendocino, CA
7079372665
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Still the Best

This has been a favorite bookshop for over 30 years - so glad they have remained opened and grown... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Maureen M
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San Francisco, California
You WILL buy something here

They have everything you've heard of and most of what you haven't. Very good toy and craft section... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2017
Dianne T
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San Francisco
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This bookstore caters to adults and children.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Main, Kasten Streets, Mendocino, CA
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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

Thank Maureen M
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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.

Thank Dianne T
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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

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

They do a great job selecting a variety of books and gift items for all ages. Very gracious and knowledgeable staff-the cashier was the author of a book I bought on this trip. They should be supported and encouraged to continue.

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

More than just a bookstore. Books of every genre, great children's section, calendars, greeting cards, author book signing, local events, and all with a beautiful view of the ocean.

Thank DianeCasparCottage
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Wonderful independent bookstore with very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Great selection and helpful recommendations. Staff was skilled at asking me insightful questions to help guide their recommendations.

Thank Mary G
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This bookstore is awesome and not just for books - calendar selection is amazing every time, even Celtic acessories and socks! I try to stop here every time I visit Mendo!

Thank AmyKahn
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Fun book store with lots of other neat items including a nice selection of cards. A little surprised not to see any of Donald Bain's Murder She Wrote books on the shelves.

Thank livinglife4
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank legsbell
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Of all the shops on Main Street, Gallery Books is the place to go for a taste of Mendocino community. This is the real deal, where one can browse shelves of thoughtfully selected books, many with handwritten reviews provided by staff and regular customers. Locals...More

Thank Northcoast_Flyer
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