About

Red Rock   Books

Red Rock Books is the only bookstore in Ridgecrest, CA, providing new and used books, magazines, and numerous other items not found anywhere else in the Indian Wells Valley. If we don’t have the book you are looking for in stock, we can order it.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday 10 to 7, Sunday 11-5.

We are closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Old Town Ridgecrest Businesses

The area known as “Old Town Ridgecrest” extends from Balsam Street to West Ridgecrest Boulevard. As the name implies, this area has a history in the city. Red Rock Books is one of the businesses located within this corridor of commerce. Many different enterprises have occupied this business sector.

Plot of Land

Throughout the years, the building which now houses Red Rock Books has had many different businesses. During this time, the current owner’s family has had businesses in the building. The 7000 square foot book store was originally two other businesses:

Ridgecrest  Shoes

The Band Box–a music store–and Ridgecrest Shoes.

Fin n' Fur

As many Ridgecrest natives know, the building also housed a church, restaurant, pool supply store, and for many years, a pet store.

Red Rock  Books today

Today, Red Rock Books is owned by a 3rd generation Rizzardini proprietor. A graduate of Ridgecrest’s own Burroughs High School, Ann completed her education at San Diego State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in American literature. Ann’s life long interest in books and reading was a natural match for this business. She has owned the business since 2004.