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 Cover Image
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 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983817208
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Published: Cypress House - November 5th, 2011

Well-known artist David Gregory and author John Bear, both of whom lived for years in Mendocino, have collaborated on a 2011 edition of their long-out-of-print 1986 book, the first and still the only book devoted entirely to images and words on Mendocino.

Early Mendocino Coast (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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 Cover Image
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 Cover Image
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 Cover Image
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.

Beyond the Golden Gate: California's North Coast (Companion Press) Cover Image
By Larry Ulrich (Photographer), Roy Parvin
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.

Buddha in a Teacup: Tales of Enlightenment Cover Image
ISBN: 9781882897957
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Published: Lost Coast Press - February 1st, 2007

2010 BAIPA Award Winner: Best Short Stories.

Inspired by the teachings of the Buddha, these forty-two contemporary short stories will uplift and inspire modern-day readers, who needn t have interest in Buddhist spiritual practice nor be familiar with Buddhist jargon to derive full enjoyment from reading them.

Houseboats of Sausalito Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738555522
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - October 1st, 2008

The unique and colorful houseboat community has long been the centerpiece of life in Sausalito, and while these floating homes are well known, relatively few people know just how far back their history goes. Not a recent phenomenon, as so many assume, the houseboat community has a history stretching back to the 1880s and earlier.

Humboldt State University (Campus History) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738580159
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - April 28th, 2010

Perched high atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the northernmost campus of the California State University system is celebrating its centennial. The natural environment of forests and oceans provide the perfect setting for hands-on research in forestry, oceanography, wildlife, natural resources, environmental science and resource engineering, and fisheries biology.

The Sea Ranch (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
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) Cover Image
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.

This Was Sawmilling Cover Image
ISBN: 9780887405945
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - January 6th, 1997

The reissue of the classic history about the sawmill industry in the Pacific Northwest is rich in memories. Here is the vital and true story of the triumphant growth and its undying promise, shown with superb photography and told with exciting text. The utilitarian waterwheel, the great days of the steam sawmill, and the epic courage of the schooner masters are told in all their glory.

Walking Tractor: And Other Country Tales Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597140829
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Published: Heyday Books - May 1st, 2008

After service in Vietnam, instead of the city, the author found a life through seasonal work in the country, a life that he could live on his own terms.

Turned Round in My Boots Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597141444
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Published: Heyday Books - October 1st, 2010

On t.p. and cover, word "round" in inverted, reversed and upside down.