Santa Cruz, CA / www.bookshopsantacruz.com
Bookshop Santa Cruz is a large, general independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, California. Owned by the Coonerty family since 1973, Bookshop Santa Cruz is a multi-generational family business currently under the care of Casey Coonerty Protti who grew up in her parent’s business. Bookshop Santa Cruz fills over 20,000 square feet with a wide selection of new, used and sale books along with extensive magazine, card, toy and gift sections.
Bookshop is known for its comprehensive children’s and new release sections as well as strong sections in travel, politics, cooking, science and fiction. With over 20,000 members in its Frequent Buyer Program, the Readers Club, Bookshop has garnered loyal customers for decades. Bookshop Santa Cruz has been voted “Best Bookstore” in Santa Cruz County for more than 25 consecutive years and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016.