Relax, Read, Write in Butterfly Town U.S.A

A Quaint and Friendly Town on The Monterey Peninsula

Come experience what Pacific Grove, California, affectionately known as “PG,”
has to offer visitors, avid readers, aspiring writers, published and indie authors.

Experience the transformative magic of flutterbies in the nearby Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Lovers Point Park

Walk, run, stroller or bike the Pacific Coast Recreation Trail

Follow the Rec Trail east to Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and the Monterey Aquarium

Pacific Grove is a Dream Town for Readers

Whether your book is about PG or by one of our PG Writers,
In Pacific Grove, there are plenty of quiet, secluded places to relax and read.

Books about Pacific Grove, California

Written by Pacific Grove Writers

Life in Pacific Grove Book 1
]Personal stories (400+) by residents and visitors, historical information by Randy Reinstedt, illustrations by Keith Larson. 8.5×11, 492 pages, $29.95. Hardcover $34.95. Available at BOOKWORKS and AMAZON

Life in Pacific Grove Book 2
Deeper connections to Pacific Grove: more historical information by Randy Reinstedt, select City essays and personal reminiscences. Full color, with photos by Peter Mounteer. 8.5×11, 338 pages, $39.95. Hardcover $49.95. Available at BOOKWORKS and AMAZON

A Quaint Town for a Killing
Meet Preston “Presto” Kane: freelance writer, former newspaper reporter, part-time researcher for a Pacific Grove private investigator. 5.5×8.5, 180 pgs, $9.95 print, $2.99 e-book. Available at.BOOKWORKS and AMAZON

Pacific Grove 1974 Reprint
Pacific Grove’s large Hippie Colony in the 70s. William Minor’s book of poems, drawings, woodcuts and prose. Reprinted 1027. Softcover 6×8.25, 36 pages, $7.95. Available on AMAZON 

Summer 2020 Releases — 6 New Pacific Grove Books

A donation, earmarked for historical document preservation,
is made to the Pacific Grove Public Library for every Pacific Grove Book sold.

Mirror Images (working title), by Diane Tyrrel
Mirror Images (working title) a novel set in Pacific Grove by Diane Tyrrel
The Cougar on the Course (working title), by Jeffrey Whitmore
The Cougar on the Course (working title) a Presto Kane P.G. Mystery by Jeffrey Whitmore
Here for the Present, Live, From the Poet’s Perch by Barbara Mossberg, P.G. Poet-in-Residence
Here for the Present, Live, From the Poet’s Perch by Barbara Mossberg, P.G. Poet-in-Residence
Pacific Grove at Your Feet – Walks, Hikes and Rambles with Joyce Krieg, illustrations by Judy Obbink
Pacific Grove at Your Feet – Walks, Hikes and Rambles with Joyce Krieg, illustrations by Judy Obbink
A Piney Paradise by Monterey Bay, The Early History of Pacific Grove by Lucy Neely McLane, Fourth edition
A Piney Paradise by Monterey Bay, The Early History of Pacific Grove by Lucy Neely McLane, Fourth edition
Pacific Grove Family Coloring Book, concept and illustrations by Keith Larson
Pacific Grove Family Coloring Book by P.G. Philosopher-in-Residence Keith Larson

Pacific Grove is a Dream Town for Writers

Attend salons, workshops, retreats and writing classes; and contract with professional writing experts to increase your skills and potential. It truly is a dream town for writers.

Hang out at our Independent Book Store or one of many coffee houses

Visit a free monthly dinner meeting of the Central Coast Writers Club

Find writing inspiration from historic places like the Point Pinos Lighthouse or the P.G. Natural History Museum