Located just off the main downtown shopping street in historic Balboa Island, Martha's Bookstore has a large selection of books and gifts. Special orders can be placed at the store or by signing up to their e-mail guestbook. Many authors are booked for discussions and book signing events, and all events are advertised at the store and on the Web site. Gifts at this bookstore are varied such as Novel Teas, Animal Pals, Umbra Conceal Shelves, Hotchkiss Mobiles and other distinctive items. All customer's receive free refreshments and cookies.