This is a continuation of my out-of-print guidebook--WEEKEND ADVENTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. It features travel destinations throughout Northern California and presents them in small, easy-to-digest chunks. Even more great weekend adventures await you at my BERKELEY AND BEYOND website at www.berkeleyandbeyond.com.
June 16, 2014
Sonoma: unique shops
These shops are clustered in the 100
block of East Napa Street in Sonoma, going west to east:
●The Corner Store entrance at 498 First St. East, SE corner of plaza, (707)
996-2211.Though the address is based on its position around the corner, the
length of the store runs along Napa Street.It purveys particularly nice gift items, tablecloths, and linens.Half of store is a stand up wine-tasting bar.
●The Corner Kids Store116 East Napa St., (707) 996-2220.You’ll find a spare collection of items that
will delight both young and old alike.
●J. James Sonoma122 East Napa St., (707) 933-8635.This low-key shop
is filled with elegant items—everything from an assortment of magnifying
glasses to a refined and lovely collection of women’s clothing.You’ll need time.
●Readers’ Books130 East Napa St., (707) 939-1779.This independent
bookstore has been here for a long time.
●Arts Guild of Sonoma140 East Napa St. (707) 996-3115.Sun, M, Thur 11-5, F-Sat-10-9.Artists are local and become members through
a juried screening.Once admitted, their
work is displayed here.
●La Haye Art Center148 East Napa St./East First St., (707)
irregular.This complex consists of five
artists’ studios operating inside an active bronze foundry and permits viewing
the creative process in action.
●La Brocante156 East Napa St., (707) 996-8800.Items are displayed throughout this self-described
“whimsical marketplace” in a warren of rooms in an attractively repurposed