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Sarah Vanderveen

Founder, owner of Brooks Street Books

Thoughtfully crafted books inspired by the coast of California and specifically the magic city of Laguna beach

Brooks Street Books is an independent publisher based in Laguna Beach, California, offering art and gift books with a regional focus. We are inspired by the natural beauty of our community, and by the creativity of the many artists and writers who live and work here. As we expand our offerings and broaden the scope of the works that we publish, we remain committed to the idea that places have power, and there’s poetry to be found even in the daily details of life. To paraphrase Rumi, Beauty surrounds us; but we usually need to be walking in a garden (or on a beach!) to know it. 

Brooks Street is at the center of the HIP District in the quaint beach town of Laguna Beach, California. This street carries our name because it’s on this street that our vision came to reality. Our founder Sarah Vanderveen started Brooks Street Books with a vision to empower local authors, poets, artists, illustrators and dreamers.