Pilgrim's Way Bookstore & Secret Garden

On Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA
1.800.549.9922 or 1.831.624.4955
Pilgrim's Way Bookstore & Secret Garden Website
Literary, Book Store, Shopping, Cards & Gifts
Sun (11 am - 5 pm)
Mon (closed)
Tue (11am - 5pm)
Wed (9 am - 5pm)
Thu - Fri (11am - 5pm)
Sat (11am - 7pm)
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For over forty years, Pilgrim’s Way has been a gem cherished by locals and tourists alike. Through the changes of the village around it, this store has remained a constant, in fact it is the only remaining bookstore of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Like the world around it, this little bookstore has evolved and expanded. It’s original specialty of metaphysics has sustained, but a wide variety of new books and
merchandise have found a place on these shelves. With titles ranging from new release best sellers to children’s books, personal growth to comparative religions, and from nutrition to local interest; the store’s selection has proven to be as eclectic as the town’s residents.

As the selection has grown, so has the store. In 2001, Pilgrim’s Way expanded it’s reach into The Secret Garden, finding a hidden oasis. This charming garden shop features a collection of statues, plants, fountains and assorted
local-made gifts.

Under the ownership of the husband and wife team, Paul Fridlund & Cynthia Fernandes, the store has become a thriving center of the community through events and connecting with local patrons. The store also keeps a focus on supporting historic Carmel. Through its sponsorship of local education, and its appreciation & support of local historic organizations, this is the perfect shop to educate, empower, inspire and enliven oneself - while finding a special reminder of this seaside village.

Visit Pilgrim’s Way online or in person and support local community business development while also finding out why the LA Times and San Francisco Chronicle like us!