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 hereAbout the Frog .
We made the news on our anniversary!Click here to read the storyof 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.
Take Our Short Survey
Help us make your community-owned bookstore better than ever by taking our short survey! Just click here or on the survey image to answer 6 short questions that will help us to better meet all your book buying needs. Your responses are valuable and we appreciate you sharing them with us.