Supporting a Local, Living Economy

In collaboration with the West Marin Chamber of Commerce and Marin Organic, we initiated "Think Local First," a campaign that's educating residents and the more than 2.5 million annual visitors to West Marin about the benefits of buying local products and supporting small, independent businesses.

West Marin isn't threatened by big box stores being built here, but the continued existence of unique and locally owned stores, businesses, and farms is challenged by the dollars residents spend at distant stores or at online booksellers.

Why shop locally?
When you shop at local businesses like Point Reyes Books you also support the local community.

Contributions to Local Nonprofits through Author Benefit Events past 14 years

Pt. Reyes Books $550,000

(A partial list of benefit recipients includes: West Marin Community Services; West Marin Review; Mesa Refuge; KWMR Community Radio; Point Reyes Farmers Market; Marin Organic; and Tomales Bay Library Association)

Number of Author Events Hosted in West Marin in 2015

Point Reyes Books: 53

Number of Local Businesses Supported Through Purchase of Goods & Services in 2015

Point Reyes Books: 25