Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore storefront with trees with fall colors out front.

Reopening: Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore

The Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore will be reopening for in-store shopping and in-person travel advice beginning Friday, October 2. We are so excited to finally welcome members, friends, and travelers back into the store.

Our plans are evolving in real time—as they have been all year!—and initially we will be open for weekends only: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Any updates or changes will be posted here on the Mono-logue as well as social media and other websites that display our hours, like Google and Yelp.

Please stop in if you’re in the Eastern Sierra! We have lots of new and classic Mono Lake items in stock, and new merchandise arriving daily. New and renewing members will receive a Mono Lake face mask so that you can represent your favorite lake wherever you go.

Everyone’s safety is our first priority, and so we’ve added a few new protocols and fixtures to our bookstore landscape: per Mono County rules, everyone must wear a face covering, and we have added a plexiglass wrap around our counter area. We’ve improved air filtration and circulation in the bookstore, and stepped up our cleaning procedures everywhere. Please feel free to reach out if you have any particular questions or concerns about how we’re approaching health safety now and into the future.

A booth in the Mono Lake Committee store is protected with see through plastic shields to promote Covid-19 safety. A worker inside wears a mask.

Note that the Inyo National Forest closure has been extended through October 8, which does include roads, trails, facilities, and all lands under management by the Inyo. The Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area is included in this closure, but County and State Park sites are open. Despite the closures, there’s still plenty to see, and we are happy to provide advice on where to view those bright golden aspens, cottonwoods, willows, and the spectacular rabbitbrush blossoms legally and safely.

As always, please call us or email with any questions. We are answering phones every day and returning messages promptly: (760) 647-6595 or by email.

Top photo by Andrew Youssef. Interior photo by Claire Landowski.