As you may suspect, we read a lot of books. Almost as fun as reading books is talking about them with friends, customers, strangers sitting next to us at Stellina, hikers on Sky Trail, weekend bikers in line at Bovine Bakery... If we haven't cornered you yet to talk about our current favorites, you can check here to see what books--old, new, and forthcoming--we're currently enjoying.
Jules Evens' Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula is a classic. In addition to providing an exhaustive account of the great biological diversity, the rich geological make-up of the peninsula, and a riveting tour of the ecology of one of the most special places on earth, Evens writes with enviable lyricism. This is a book that lives up to the landscape it approaches, and everyone who spends time here should own a copy.
If you've regularly shopped at the store, you may have realized that Stephen has a gravitates toward writing about remote coastal places. Adam Nicolson's 'Sea Room' is one of the best books in this genre: a natural and human history of the Shiant Islands off the coast of Scotland that speaks to a deep and abiding love of place.