Books About Mendocino

Need a little piece of Mendocino?  Our goal is to carry every book in print about the area, and quite a few that are out of print as well.  This is just a taste of our selection.

An Eclectic History of Mendocino County By Katy M. Tahja Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780933391475
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Published: Tahjanjoki Press, Comptche, California - October 23rd, 2019

This history of Mendocino County covers all the basic facts but allows for exploration into topics like herds of white deer, tobacco production during the Civil War, Winston Churchill's 1929 visit, worthy roadside attractions, local authors and stagecoach robbers.


Mendocino and the Movies By Bruce Levene Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780933391147
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Published: Pacific Transcriptions - July 28th, 2009

Hollywood and television motion pictures filmed on the Mendocino Coast. Revised edition. Originally published July 28, 2009..


Early Mendocino Coast (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) By Katy M. Tahja Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738559469
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 1st, 2008

Driving Highway 1 along the Mendocino coast is a scenic adventure that draws thousands of visitors every year. Following the coast from Gualala on the south to Needle Rock in the north can be a challenge and features back-road driving. But imagine 100 years ago. Were there roads then too? How did people move along the coast? And what were they doing? Why did they settle here?


Mendocino: A 19th Century Village By the Sea By Janet Ashford Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780961996840
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Published: Janet Ashford - June 27th, 2008

The village of Mendocino, California is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and by Mendocino Headlands State Park and welcomes the visitor not only to a friendly small town but to an historic district filled with unique examples of 19th-century architecture, charming shops and inns, art galleries and spas, gourmet restaurants, two history museums, and the renowned Mendocino Art Center -- all surrounded by the natural beauty of grassy headlands, rocky shores and redwood forests. This guide includes photos and information on the most important sites plus a map and walking tour. Updated 2010.


Hiker's Hip Pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast, 4th Edition By Bob Lorentzen Cover Image
$17.50
ISBN: 9780939431458
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Published: Bored Feet Press - December 24th, 2018

Now with 32,000 copies sold, our most popular book details all public trails on and near the coast between Gualala/Sea Ranch in northwestern Sonoma County and Chemise Mountain on the southern Lost Coast. Thirty-two years after our first edition, a wealth of new trails and abundant changes on the original trails make this the most essential new edition in years.


A Mendocino Mystery By Mary Cesario Weaver Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781882897742
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Published: Lost Coast Press - October 1st, 2003

A woman private eye in the idyllic village of Mendocino investigates a case involving robbery, drug trafficking, and homicide. 5,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.


Mendocino History Exposed By Malcolm Macdonald Cover Image
$31.99
ISBN: 9781736265628
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Published: Gray Whale Press - March 1st, 2022

From the Pomo to the 19th century UFOs, through murders and the lawmen who solved them, to the Tire Baby.


Beyond the Golden Gate: California's North Coast (Companion Press) By Larry Ulrich (Photographer), Roy Parvin Cover Image
By Larry Ulrich (Photographer), Roy Parvin
$22.95
ISBN: 9780944197691
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Published: Graphic Arts Books - August 1st, 2001

More than 130 of Larry Ulrich's dramatic full-color photographs take you on an awe-inspiring journey along California's beautiful North Coast.


The Sea Ranch (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) By Susan M. Clark Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738559902
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 11th, 2009

The Sea Ranch, translated from the Spanish Del Mar Ranch, occupies the northwest corner of Sonoma County and is renowned for its architecture and environmental sensitivity. The development of a second-home community in 1965 was just one more chapter in a.


This Was Logging: Drama in the Northwest Timber Country (Drama Inteh Northwest Timber Country) By Ralph W. Andrews Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780887400353
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - January 6th, 1997

Someday Big Fred Hewett used to say in his Humboldt Saloon in Aberdeen, Washington, these pictures will show how the boys used to do it. He knew the day would come when the Pacific Northwest's Big Woods would be only a fog-blurred memory and the cry Logs More Logs would no longer be heard ringing up and down the skidroads.


$50.00
SKU: 9780578325880

 

A handsome coffee table edition with photography from:

Garth Hagerman      Art Mielke       Jon Klein       Sara Flaim       Keith Wyner  

John Birchard       Lisa D. Walker-Roseman       Chet Jamgochian        … and many others

Poetry, ecology, narrative, and essays from:

Teresa Sholars, local ecologist and longtime natural history professor

Priscilla Hunter, Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Tribal Elder

Alice Walker, celebrated author of  The Color Purple and over thirty books of prose and poetry

Tim Baroni, author of Mushrooms of the Northeastern United States and dozens of scholarly articles

Vince Taylor, founder of the Original Campaign to Restore Jackson

Belvie Rooks, human rights and social justice activist, essayist, and educator

 

…and many others including Theresa Whitehill, William Lemos, Renee Pasquinelli, Sara Constance Rose, Cal Winslow, Michelle McMillan, Mary Korte, Gene Parsons, Star Decker, Liz Stover, Kent Graney, Ravel Gauthier, Lari Shea, Sandy Brown, ruth weiss, Marie Jones, Chad Swimmer, Carrie Becker-Fishman, Karen Jamgochian, Jamie Armstrong, Dedan Gills, Greasy Pete … and counting.

 

Layout & Design—Garth Hagerman; Editor—Chad Swimmer; Copy Editor—Annie Lee; Logistics—Genevieve Mullins


A Tour of Mendocino By Dorothy Bear, Beth Stebbins Cover Image
$7.00
ISBN: 9780939431069
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Published: Bored Feet Press - November 1st, 1991

What have you always wanted to know about Mendocino? Which house is shown as Jessica Fletcher's home in "Murder She Wrote?" Where was the town's first building? The answers to these questions and other fascinating historical tidbits, can be found as you follow this walking tour of Mendocino's landmark buildings.


Tankhouse: California's Redwood Water Towers From A Bygone Era By Thomas Cooper Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780615439761
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Published: Barn Owl Press - April 4th, 2022

TANKHOUSE: California's Redwood Water Towers from a Bygone Era, by Thomas Cooper, is the only available book on these remnants of an ingenious, wind-powered domestic water system for the home and garden. Most tankhouses were built entirely of redwood: frame, siding, water tank and roof shingles.


Newport and Kibesillah -- A Tale of Two Mendocino County Coastal Logging Towns in Northern California By Kathleen M. Nevin Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780692420126
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Published: Kathleen M. Nevin - May 1st, 2015

Logs from the glorious stands of Mendocino County redwood trees were milled at nearby lumber camps and loaded onto waiting Doghole Schooners by way of the Newport lumber chute. In 1877 alone, 3 million board feet of lumber was milled and shipped from Newport, mostly to San Francisco. From the late 1860's to 1885, this magnificent part of the Mendocino Coast was the busy logging town of Newport.


Sunny Loves Spring on the California Coast By Jeanne A. Jackson, Genevieve H. M. Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781733344609
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Published: Mendonoma Sightings Publishing (2019) - October 20th, 2019

Join Sunny, the Golden Retriever, as he discovers the wonders of nature on the California coast. Record what you see in the back of the book, as you too discover the great outdoors. Look for the other three books in this series: Sunny Loves Summer, Sunny Loves Autumn, and Sunny Loves Winter on the California Coast. A fun, informative, interactive picture book for children of all ages.


Sunny Loves Summer on the California Coast By Jeanne A. Jackson, Genevieve H. M. Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781733344616
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Published: Mendonoma Sightings Publishing (2019) - October 20th, 2019

Join Sunny, the Golden Retriever, as he discovers the wonders of nature on the California coast. Record what you see in the back of the book, as you too discover the great outdoors. Look for the other three books in this series: Sunny Loves Spring, Sunny Loves Autumn, and Sunny Loves Winter on the California Coast. A fun, informative, interactive book for children of all ages.


The Voyage of the 'Frolic': New England Merchants and the Opium Trade By Thomas N. Layton Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780804738491
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Published: Stanford University Press - August 1st, 1999

In the late summer of 1984, the author and a group of his archaeology students excavated fragments of Chinese porcelain at the site of a Pomo Indian village a hundred miles north of San Francisco. How did these ceramics, which were more than a hundred years old, find their way to this remote area?


Legendary Locals of the Mendonoma Coast, California By Tammy Durston Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467100137
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - July 16th, 2012

The Sonoma Mendocino coastline, famous for jagged cliffs, timber-filled ridges, and pounding surf, has been home to many people from varying histories and backgrounds. Pomo tribes, renowned for basketmaking, who were the first settlers and descendants, still live in the area. From early pioneers such as George Call, H.A. Richardson, Cyrus Robinson, J.A.