Information Center & Bookstore

The Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore is so much more than a store; it’s also the Mono Lake Committee headquarters, home to the Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce, and a valuable resource for travelers looking to get the most out of their time at Mono Lake.

Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore

Visit our Information Center & Bookstore in downtown Lee Vining, at the corner of Highway 395 and Third Street.

Open 9:00am–7:00pm every day

Shop our online store anytime.

Visit us in Lee Vining

The Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore is located in the town of Lee Vining at the corner of Highway 395 and Third Street. This is also the headquarters and main offices of the Mono Lake Committee.

Our Information Center & Bookstore offers a variety of visitor services to enhance your Mono Lake experience. Stop in to get recommendations for places to hike, paddle, bird watch, and more. Chat with our knowledgeable staff about Mono Lake and the surrounding area, get directions, learn about the activities taking place during your visit, and watch our 30-minute film, The Mono Lake Story. Wifi, fax and copy services, a restroom, drinking fountain, water bottle filling station, and a picnic area are also available.

We also have a comprehensive and curated book selection from regional field guides to fiction and children’s books. Local arts and crafts, Mono Lake apparel, handmade jewelry, souvenirs, and eco-friendly gifts also fill the shelves. Be sure to check out our small gallery where you can view and purchase the work of our featured artist. Purchases made at the Information Center & Bookstore directly support the Mono Lake Committee’s mission and further our protection, restoration, education, and scientific research programs for  Mono Lake.


Are you an artist interested in having a show at the Mono Lake Committee Gallery? Please contact the Information Center & Bookstore Manager for details and to apply.

Our headquarters also serve as the Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce, and we gladly provide information and answer questions about Lee Vining’s local businesses, services, museums, and attractions.

Shop the online store

You can shop our online store any time to support our work with 100% of the proceeds generated by your purchase of books and other merchandise. Our online store offers a great selection of items from the bookstore and the opportunity to further the protection and restoration of Mono Lake.


Not finding the specific item you’re looking for? We are happy to fill orders for items we stock that aren’t featured in our online store. Please call us to inquire about a specific book or product: (760) 647-6595.

Support us on Bookshop

While we would love to carry every interesting book, as a small bookstore we are limited in the number of titles we can stock on our shelves. However, you can shop an unlimited selection of books, art supplies, and puzzles through our Bookshop page and Bookshop will contribute 30% of purchases to the Mono Lake Committee. Just be sure to follow this link to start shopping to ensure your 30% supports Mono Lake.