Locally & Independently Published General Nonfiction

Bookshop Santa Cruz has hundreds of locally and independently published books on our shelves. Our consignment program allows us to continue to accept all of the professionally-produced, self-published books from our local authors and to devote our resources to prominently featuring them throughout the store.

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Nanda Currant is a fine artist and have a background in art, therapy, and education and over the last few years I have combined those skills as a documentary filmmaker. I have been involved in setting up alternative educational programs building bridges between homeschool communities and public education. I enjoy helping create a local place based educational option for young people outside of the school system or work to facilitate each student's learning process no matter what educational path they have chosen.

Unexceptional: Darwin, Atheism & Human Nature Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781546542131
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Published: CreateSpace - May 13th, 2017

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Alekz Londos is the owner of Advanced Disaster Relief. He has independently provided international disaster relief support and immediate medical care to critical areas before the military and multinational organizations arrived. These projects involved search and rescue, body recovery, psychological debriefing, debris removal, risk mitigation, and rebuilding infrastructures. He has self-deployed to hazmat cleanups, lightning storms, wildfires, floods, sinkholes, landslides, snowstorms, car accidents, and a commuter train crash.

Resource Guide to Solve Urgent Global Issues Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781539602729
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Published: CreateSpace - October 17th, 2016

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His successful business career with global responsibilities has enabled Joseph Bronson to enjoy a unique set of golfing experiences throughout the world.  Joe is a member of Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, California, and Cordevalle Golf Club in San Martin, California.  He plays golf and practices at least twice a week.  He and his wife, Linda, live in San Jose and Pebble Beach, California.  They have two grown children who also reside in the Bay Area of Northern California.  Golf Chronicles is his first book and Golf Chronicles II is in progress.

Golf Chronicles: An Amateur's Lifelong Dedication to the Game Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781478771968
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Published: Outskirts Press - April 23rd, 2016

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Audrey Nickel first fell in love with Irish language, culture, history, and music as a teenager working as a volunteer at the Expo '74 world's fair in her childhood hometown of Spokane, WA. She's been studying the Irish language seriously since 2004, and has attended multiple immersion courses, including spending a month in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 2013. When she's not speaking, teaching, or singing in Irish, she can usually be found playing the harp or singing in a classical Anglican church choir.

The Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook: Authentic Words and Phrases in the Celtic Language of Ireland Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780995099883
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Published: Bradan Press - May 1st, 2017

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Trevor Strudley, MSc, MBA, CRPC®, CFP®, has three decades' experience with technology, covering the spectrum of information technology, biotech, and clean-tech. He spent two decades launching new technology products and companies, internationally and domestically, from small startups to large multinational corporations. After the excitement of pre-IPOs, IPOs, and private-equity investing, he became a partner in his wife's private wealth-management practice, focused on making work optional for Silicon Valley technology executives and their families.

 

Tech Success: How Tech Executives and Their Families Manage Meaningful Wealth Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781599326740
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Published: Advantage Media Group - March 20th, 2017

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Julianne Skai Arbor, aka TreeGirl, has been on the forefront of the fields of ecotherapy and nature connection since she began creating self-portraits with trees in 1995. She is certified as an arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture, as a California naturalist through the University of California, and has taught interdisciplinary college-level conservation education for over ten years, including pioneering the first program in environmental arts. She holds graduate degrees in Environmental Education and Arts and Consciousness Studies.

Treegirl: Intimate Encounters with Wild Nature Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780692726044
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Published: Treegirl Studios LLC - January 15th, 2017

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The author lives and trains in California and is married and a father of two children and has five grandchildren. The author has been a student, training and teaching martial arts and Zen style of meditation since 1984 after earning a Cho Dan (1st degree) Black Belt in the Korean styles of Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do martial arts almost simultaneously. Later, Len earned a 3rd Dan Black Belt in an authentic Korean fighting art called Soo Bahk.

Tao Te Ching: The Way of the Power Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781537772349
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 19th, 2016

Curing Mental Illness Cover Image
$59.95
ISBN: 9781539893370
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 2nd, 2016

The Space Flight History of Phm Technology Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781540366863
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 11th, 2016

How GPS Won Funding from the Department of Defense Cover Image
$59.95
ISBN: 9781544005850
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 28th, 2017

Confucius Analects: A Western Interpretation Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780976749110
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sanlen Publishing - June 30th, 2016

How to be a Better Couch Potato Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780692804902
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Published: Lexiley Press - December 6th, 2016

Author Bio: 

Katlin Bowman grew up near Youngstown, Ohio and received her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Wright State University in 2014. She is currently an oceanographer at the University of California in Santa Cruz and enjoys writing about science in her free time.

To the Top of the World: One Scientist's Expedition to the North Pole Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780998176819
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Published: Art Bookbindery - January 1st, 2016

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