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

Book Event - Sunday, March 31 - 2-4:00pm in the Action Network Conference Room (above Physical Gym in Cypress Village)

Your're Doing What? Older Women's Tales of Achievement & Adventure - Edited by Marjorie Penn Lasky

"You're Doing What? is an inspirational and insightful call to action to its readers. These stories are certain to encourage women - and men - of all ages to view aging as an opportunity to act on long deferred or never before-imagined dreams." - Congresswoman Barbara Lee

"How refreshing it is to sample a collection of essays by women of a certain age who ignored biases and barriers that discriminate against women, gave themselves permission to climb steep mountains, tore up the rulebook of tradition, and launched their own search for adventure, discovery, and meaning. Their stories are as unique as each of these women." - Eleanor Coppola, filmmaker, writer, artist

"Marjorie Lasky's book is a revelation, an entertaining read and perfect retort to all who wrongly assume that age renders women useless and incapable. These thoughtful, frank, and inspiring essays by older women show how human spirit can transcend age as they take on new challenges and adventures head-on and full of heart." - Helen Zia, former Executive Editor of Ms. magazine and author of Last Boat out of Shanghi

Book Event - Sunday, April 7th - 2-4:00pm 

Grammy Tales - The Adventures of Rodney the Turtle, by Barbara Dunsmoor

Rodney the Turtle was born from a bedtime story Barbara told her eldest grandchild 15 years ago. Several stories and grandchildren later, Rodney began to take on a life of his own. What began as a simple story and an idea to preserve this character for Barbara's grandchildren has developed into this book, enhanced by Leonard Su's beautiful illustrations.

Join Rodney and the wonderful array of characters who inhabit the Great Wood as they face each adventure brought to life in this endearing book.


February 2019 Best Selling Books at the Frog


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