The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden, Carmel

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Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
A unique blend of local talent and artistry, alternative eclectic and classic books, music, jewelry and conversation. Our whimsical garden setting is like no where else in Carmel. With the bamboo lined entry that winds through hand made gardens, water features and statuary. A great photo spot!

Phone us at 831-624-4955 or 1-800-549-9922.
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  • No matter your taste in books, you'll find something here that will get your attention, from spirituality to yoga, to meditation, to environmentalism and beyond.  more »
  • The narrow red entry lined with bamboo was so inviting, we decided to go it to investigate and discovered a beautiful garden that looks more like a park than a store. My 7-year-old grandson sat on a....  more »
  • Actually, the Secret Garden is what drew me in as I saw the signs on both ends of the street. The Secret Garden is a tiny business in between the other buildings that feels like a spot of magic lives here. I purchased a bell and an octopus to hold a towel or two. Lovely earrings were tempting. You pay inside Pilgrims Way Bookstore, which smells heavenly. A nice respite from the expensive galleries and crowded streets.
  • Such a cute little nook in a cute little town. The owner was kind when my friend and I just wanted to sit in the back area for a while. The books and plants are great for perusing. I immediately wanted to show my eclectic gramma this place. Nice little walk from the Main Street to get a ways away from tourists.

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