Welcome to Four-Eyed Frog Books!

A Community-Owned Bookstore

Four-Eyed Frog Books is a community-owned, independent bookstore located in the quaint Mendocino County coastal town of Gualala, in northern California. The Frog, as it’s affectionately referred to, is owned by nearly two dozen community shareholders, who jointly purchased their beloved bookstore in 2016 when the original owner moved out of the area. To read the whole story click here About the Frog .

We made the news on our anniversary! Click here to read the story of the first year in the life of our community owned bookstore, as reported by S.J. Black in the Independent Coast Observer, Volume 49, Number 14, July 7, 2017. 


Meet Max, the Frog's newest (and youngest) community shareholder. Read the story here.   



Independent Bookstores Cultivate Community

When you shop at a local independently (Indie) owned business, your entire community benefits:
 - Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
 - Spend $100 at a local-owned business and $68 of that stays in your community. 
 - More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.

Did you know you can search our stock online and order print books, audio books, and e-books through our website? Your support helps to ensure the survival of a community owned independent bookstore.

Upcoming Events at the Frog

Spirited Poetry Reading (Alan Bern with Lucinda Weaver) - Saturday, June 15 at 2pm 


Alan Bern returns to the Frog to share poetry from his three published books as well as some brand-new poems. Following his reading he will be joined by Lucinda Weaver. Together they will perform dialog between St. Francis and Hildegard von Bingen from Triptych.




Meet the Flamingos -  Sunday, June 16th at 2pm 

The Flamingos first got together in 2011 at the AROHO women writers’ retreat at Ghost Ranch, NM, and have been writing together ever since. Every June they flock from Massachusetts, Hawaii, New Mexico, and elsewhere in California to gather at The Sea Ranch for their annual retreat. This year five of the Flamingos offer a rare group reading and book talk at the Frog. Come and say hello!

May 2019 Best Selling Books at the Frog


Click here to see the top 20 best selling books at Four Eyed Frog Books for May 2019!

A Perfect Gift Idea


Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year, by Jeanne Jackson   
Get it signed, personalized, or gift wrapped for free!




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