Echoing the charm of 19th century Redlands, a vintage carriage house provides the setting for The Frugal Frigate, a Children’s Bookstore. Our delightful bookstore has a unique atmosphere and history with its original brick walls covered with hundreds of signed posters of visiting authors and illustrators.
Imagine sitting and reading among solid wood shelves filled to the rafters with children’s books –among them; Caldecott, Newbery, first editions and out-of-prints. These riches are mixed together in a wonderful treasure hunt for book lovers.
We invite you to enjoy the adventure of roaming the alcoves and aisles selecting that perfect book or special gift. Drop by, relax and read in a comfy armchair surrounded by autographed books or explore the loft filled with poetry and the classics. Discover the science room with hundreds of books, eco-friendly science kits, dinosaurs and lizards. For the littlest ones, the toddler room is full of board books, plush and puzzles. Don’t forget to let them all enjoy a tea party under the stairs!
9 N 6th St,
Redlands, CA 92373
Mon – Sat: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 3 PM