Local Authors and Artisans

One of our five goals for 2022 is to bring more local artists and authors books into our bookstore. Our Kodiak community is incredibly talented.  We are thrilled to work with vendors who are just starting out to those who have been in business for years. 

We find that our community loves to shop local.  When someone shops at the bookstore and they buy a locally made gift then their investment in the community is recycled again and again greatly benefiting our town.  

Check out our ever-expanding list of local vendors:

  • Birch Tree Blooms by Angela Toci | Card & Stickers
  • Natasha Zhan Pristas | Cards, Luggage Tags, & Posters
  • Emerald Isle Essentials by Maggie Dellemann-Zadina | Salves, Bath Salts, Lip Balm & More
  • Sense of Place Press by Stacy Studebaker | Children's Books, Plant Identification Book, Tea Towels, & More
  • Dan Ogg | Greeting Cards
  • Mary Jane Longrich | Greeting Cards
  • Wanda Scholze | Greeting Cards 
  • Made by Tasnah | Cards & Stickers
  • Tin Door Studio by Nancy Haag | Earrings
  • MIAH Bags by Hannah Brown | Leather & Woven Bags
  • Jaclyn Clifford | Bear and Kodiak License Plate Pins
  • Opal & Grey Co. by Cecilia Lowe | Earrings
  • Leslie Leyland Fields | Local Author 
  • Sara Loewen | Local Author
  • Robin Barefield | Local Author
  • Jennifer Lindberg | Local Author
  • Theresa Baker | Local Author
  • Jake Jacobson | Local Author 
  • Weaving Traditions by Mariah Stapleton* | Beaded Earrings & Necklaces 
  • Lost & Found AK by Audrey Lonheim* | Jewelry & Stickers
  • Little Joys by Rebecca Wolkoff* | Stickers & Magnets
  • Alaskalux Candles by Melissa Haffeman* & Laura Mignano | Soy Candles

The Islander collaborates with for pop-ups & community pick-up:

  • Kodiak Harvest Co-op - Tiffani Perez
  • Bounty Farm - Judy Hamilton and Janelle Solinger
  • The Knotty Crew by Hailey Thompson

* indicate a bookstore staff member