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

Saturday, June 16th - 4pm Award Winning Poet, Ruth Thompson at The Frog

Ruth Thompson’s ‘fierce, gorgeous, sensual’ poems have been collected in three books of poetry: Crazing, Woman With Crows, and Here Along Cazenovia Creek. Her work has won many national awards, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and choreographed by Japanese dancer Shizuno Nasu. 

At the Frog, Ruth will share a few poems from her two newest projects Whale Fall, which is both the changing ecosystem of the dead whale as it sinks slowly to the ocean floor and also a realm of transformation; and Journeying West, which tracks a woman hero’s spiritual journey through a western desert landscape. She'll also share a few favorites from her published books, followed by a short talk on “Generation & Revision” – tips for generating new work (or finding your way around resistance), as well as for revision of work that seems to be stalled. There will be time for questions, and a book signing. 

Ruth grew up in the Bay Area and has been coming to this area most of her life. She now spends a week at Sea Ranch every summer with her writing group, teaches poetry, meditation, and writing from the body workshops, and is editor of Saddle Road Press in Hilo, Hawai’i, which was recently featured in Poets and Writers.

May 2018 Best Selling Books at the Frog


Click here to see the top 20 best selling books at Four Eyed Frog Books for May 2018!

A Perfect Gift Idea


Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year, by Jeanne Jackson   
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