Bookshop Santa Cruz Photos and Stories

It is hard to believe but this year Bookshop Santa Cruz is celebrating our 50th anniversary. From the paperback revolution to the earthquake to the fight against national chain bookstores with thousands of author events along the way, Bookshop has much to remember and to celebrate. We are already planning a year of festivities to chronicle our history, thank our customers, and acknowledge the books that made it all possible. 2016 will be a year-long celebration of community bookselling in the community that we love.

But we need your help. We are currently gathering as much history as possible to commemorate this occasion. We'd love to hear from you if:

  1.  Bookshop played a significant part in your relationship with your significant other.
  2. You have any historical Bookshop artifacts including old bookmarks, bags or other items. 
  3. You have photos of Bookshop, especially any photos from the old store or the tent after the earthquake.
  4. You have a special memory about Bookshop that you would be willing to share with our customers.

You can submit photos and stories below, either by attaching a document or writing in the space provided. You can also reach me at my email,, or at 831-460-3225.

Casey Coonerty Protti
Owner, Bookshop Santa Cruz


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