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In Search of Indie – 2019 Episode 4

Updated: Jul 8, 2019

Mendocino Book Company (Ukiah, CA)


The Mendocino Book Company is not in the city of Mendocino? That was my first question when I found this book store online to go visit. You can find this charming Indie book store in Ukiah, CA, the heart of Mendocino County. Such an easy stop off the 101 and a great time for a stretch from our long drive. For 37 years, locals and visitors have frequented their doors. First impressions – Welcoming, spacious and friendly environment, with light pouring in from large store front windows. Many Indies are in a small storefront, but not Mendocino Book Company. Wide open aisles filled with books for all interests keeps drawing you in to search for what you will find on the next aisle. Is there a new title that I must bring home? I quickly found their “local author” selection and picked up a new devotional. Their knowledgeable and engaging staff recommended 2 fun books from their extensive children’s and young readers section. I can’t wait to read The Wonkey Donkey to my grandchildren!


From books to gifts to a strong community connection, it’s no wonder Mendocino Book Company has stood the test of time (and online competition) and I’m sure will still be there in the coming years.


What’s your check list for a good Indie?



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