Bookwinkle's Children's Books opens the doorway to reading for
children in the village of Mendocino and along the North Coast of California.
Located in a small rural area far from the bustle of big cities, we provide an vibrant source of quality reading materials for children, parents and teachers.
The staff of Bookwinkle's is unusually knowledgeable, even for an independent bookstore. Katy Tahja is a credentialed school librarian who provides advice for parents, teachers, and young readers. Sally Young (sometimes known as Mrs. Bookwinkle) is the founder and former owner of Over the Rainbow, a Southern California bookstore that specialized in children's books and teaching supplies. Joan Carlson is a retired middle school teacher who also works as a consultant to the educational publishing company Math Solutions. And several booksellers, including owner Christie Olson Day, offer the special expertise that comes with having young children currently at home!