Our book is only available on this website and at local shops in and around Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Our goal is to support small business and encourage you to enjoy the experience of shopping local and exploring our towns.
Here is a current list of local shops that will be selling the book. We hope you take some time out of your day and visit them. They are wonderful, locally owned and staffed by friendly, helpful people with surprises waiting to be discovered…and don’t we all love great customer service with a smile.
DIGGIDY DOG PET BOUTIQUE
NE CORNER OCEAN AND MONTE VERDE, CARMEL- 831-625-1585
Every time I get anywhere near this shop, my dogs start pulling me in. Maybe it’s the free treats and water at the door just for them! Or all the new friends they meet there.
This shop will make you smile and fill your heart with happiness. From cozy beds and every toy imaginable, fashionable leashes and bowties, heaps of yummy treats and vibrant pet attire for cats and dogs.
They are also a sponsor of our book and featured in the story. You may even get very lucky and catch Norman and Tristan when they are hanging out there in their custom made loft. www.diggidydog.com
CARMEL-SAN CARLOS AND 7 TH , CARMEL. 831-624-0441
This cherished toy store has been a Carmel landmark since 1969! It’s what toys store should be.
Locally owned and overflowing with small batch toys, puzzles, games, fluffy animals, costumes, books, educational items, the list could go on and on. It’s a haven for kids of all ages, inspiring creativity and adventure and learning. I grew up shopping here and then had the pleasure of bringing my children here when they were young.
Bring your imagination and expect to be inspired and check them out in our story book.
PILGRIMS WAY BOOKSTORE AND THE SECRET GARDEN
DOLORES BETWEEN 5 TH AND 6TH, CARMEL 831-624-4955
When you enter this combo of a quaint neighborhood book shop and a charming little garden shop you will instantly feel a sense of calm. Maybe it’s all the lovely books, cards, crystals, puzzles and gifts or the adorable kids corner.
The garden section winds down a stone path overflowing with vines, as sound of fountains provide a sense of tranquility and wonder. This is a unique experience and feels like a small getaway tucked away for you to discover. You will find gifts, succulents, windchimes, outdoor art and pots
all handpicked by the caring owners. They are the only book shop in the village and a must see to enjoy and discover all the little surprises around each corner.
We are very proud to have our book in this little slice of heaven in Carmel. Lilly, the character from the book often helps out in the shop on weekends. www.pilgrimsway.com
DELIA BRADFORD FINE ART
6 th ST. BETWEEN DOLORES AND SAN CARLOS, CARMEL 831-601-4957
Delia Bradford was my first choice for the artist featured throughout my book. She has been my favorite local artist for a few decades now.
Her gallery is very low-key, friendly and welcoming. You can often stop in and find her painting in the window, or you may spot her along a scenic path creating someone new and wonderful. She offers variations of her art at affordable price points, so everyone can take home a piece of the Monterey Peninsula seen through her eyes with them. The rabbits featured in the story are her pets!
If you are looking for someone truly special who captures the beauty of our area, look no further. www.deliabradford.com
CARMEL VISITORS CENTER
CARMEL PLAZA – OCEAN AND MISSION, CARMEL 831-625-2522
I suggest making this your first stop in Carmel-by-the-Sea. You will learn about activities, tours, events and businesses you never even knew existed.
This is volunteer run shop operated by The Carmel Chamber of Commerce, and they are so friendly and knowledgeable about our village and beyond.
It’s also a great place to grab the handy Carmel Visitor’s Guide, postcards, brochures and souvenirs…and of course our book. It’s located in Carmel Plaza, ideal for shopping, dining and dog (and people) watching.
HOME BY THE HEARTH SHOP
CARMEL CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER 831-375-1252
The delightful shop is my go-to for curated home décor, holiday items, outdoor accents and gifts from babies to grandmothers. The shop’s displays are worth the trip and you will find things in here, that you just can’t live without.
I venture in every season to be inspired by their gorgeous vignettes and new inventory. You will find tasteful, unique treasures at affordable prices, not found in many places…including copies of our book. www.thehearthshop.com
THE CARMEL MISSION BASILICA GIFTSHOP
3080 RIO ROAD, CARMEL 831-624-1271
The Carmel Mission store has been a favorite local landmark for over 60 years. Enjoy a tour of the sacred mission grounds, gardens and fountain and then explore their delightful giftshop. Filled with both spiritual items and a wide variety of locally made jewelry, art, tiles, cards and gifts in all price ranges.
This shop embraces local artisans and showcases their work throughout the year. This experience is a must see for locals and visitors and we are overjoyed to have our book here. https://carmelmission.org/carmel-mission-basilica-store