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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Formally a high-tech Market Research Analyst for nearly two decades, Francie used her skills as a statistician to draw the connections between mind and body that she was seeing in her clients every day. It is from this unique perspective that she wrote Why Are You Sick? in simple, practical and accessible language that is easy for anyone to understand. 

Why Are You Sick? Subtitle: Going Beyond Symptoms to the Root Cause Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692599297
Availability: Special Order
Published: Reiki Energy Healing LLC - January 1st, 2016

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Kathy Strahs is the author of The 8x8 Cookbook and The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, the voice behind the blogs PaniniHappy.com and CookingOntheSide.com, and the founder of Burnt Cheese Press. Her work has been featured on the websites of The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS, The Huffington Post, Saveur and TLC, in Pillsbury Magazine, San Diego Family Magazine, the Associated Press and highlighted in The Wall Street Journal.

The 8x8 Cookbook: Square Meals for Weeknight Family Dinners, Desserts and More--In One Perfect 8x8-Inch Dish Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996911207
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Published: Burnt Cheese Press - December 1st, 2015

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Getting to know ...

Andrea Ruiz

Originally from: Salt Lake City, Utah


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Ellen Pendleton’s life changed December 2014, when she acquired the SuperBug Clostridium difficile after a dental procedure and developed what is called antibiotic-induced colitis (CDAD), Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), or pseudomembranous colitis. With her electronic and editorial background, Ellen tackled the research project, logging her findings (treatments, antibiotics, herbs, food, probiotics, prebiotics) and activities on her path of recovery. After 2-½ months in bed, she tested clean March 2015.

C. Diff: Clostridium Difficile and Colitis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780981542829
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Published: Espbooks - April 19th, 2015

Read & Run Cover Image
ISBN: 9780981542898
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Published: Espbooks - June 27th, 2013

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James Clifford taught for many years at UC Santa Cruz in the History of Consciousness Department. He has been intensively researching and photographing the UCSC campus since 2000.  


In the Ecotone: The UC Santa Cruz Campus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781495174179
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Self Published - January 1st, 2015

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Lorene Garrett-Browder is a wife, mother, grandmother, and licensed clinical social worker passionate about addressing social justice issues related to helping women of color find their place in society.

In the Presence of Women the Question Is Asked,
ISBN: 9781514104620
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 16th, 2015

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Julianne Burton-Carvajal received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Yale University. Residing in Santa Cruz from 1974 to 1998, she retired from UCSC in 2010 after  teaching Latin American literature and film there for 35 years. Her encore career as a as curator of exhibitions began when she founded La Galería de Casa Latina in the former Merrill College Library building.

Artists’ Honeymoon: Rowena Meeks Abdy & Harry Bennett Abdy at Work & Play in Monterey & Beyond, 1910-1920 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990862222
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anthony’s Gate Publications - January 1st, 2015

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Norm Matteoni is a California lawyer, a resident of Los Gatos and student of the West.  He specializes in eminent domain, representing property owners in the Bay Area, and was long ago taken by  a statement of Sitting Bull – “I wish all to know that I do not propose to sell any part of my country.”  Mr. Matteoni writes of the land and how it was lost to the relentless push of Manifest Destiny.

Prairie Man: The Struggle Between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442244757
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Published: Two Dot Books - June 16th, 2015

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Derek Ryan Whaley is a local historian and recent resident of Felton, California. He began researching local railroads in 2011 and is currently living in New Zealand where he is studying to earn a PhD in History at the University of Canterbury. 

Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains Cover Image
ISBN: 9781508570738
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 26th, 2015

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Robert Arthur Stayton is a writer who lives in Santa Cruz County, California. He has a masters degree in physics and has taught courses in physics, energy, and solar energy at Cabrillo College and UC Santa Cruz. He has been living the solar life in an off-grid solar home since 1997.

Power Shift Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990479208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sandstone Publishing - April 22nd, 2015



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