Corrick’s mission is to provide quality customer service to customers through product knowledge. Friendly staff assist customers and educate customers about products so that they know they are purchasing the right products.
Store owners Keven and Jeri Brown have integrated the local community into the store with the addition of the year-round Art Trails Gallery, monthly "First Friday" art openings, and My Daughter The Framer. Corrick's is especially pleased to collaborate with the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in presenting the Sonoma County Art Trails Gallery!
Gifts - Corrick's has been known for nearly a century for carrying unique and hard-to-find products, from stationery and fine gifts to artisan hand-crafted local goods.
For Your Home - We carry decor of all kinds, whether the work of local artists, or traditional options for decor and tabletop, including fine dinnerware, crystal, silver and alternative metals.
Books & Games - We carry innovative board games, chess sets, playing cards, and puzzles by Ravensburger, Springbok, and Pomegranate. We carry a unique collection of children books that you won't find at the Big Box stores.
Office & Art Supplies - We have one of the largest collection of business and wall calendars in the Santa Rosa area. Day Runner, At-a Glance, Letts of London, and Quo Vadis, to name a few!
Our commercial department stocks your needs for office and school. We also have an art department, with sketch pads, paints and paint supplies, art sets, and easels, plus art supplies for kids.
“Corrick’s has always been more than just a stationery store. Our focus has changed some over the last 100 years, but we've always tried to carry distinctive gifts, whether silver, crystal or more practical items from our office and art supplies departments. ‘Artistic and unique gifts’ has always been a defining part of what we do.”
-Keven Brown, Co-owner and manager at Corrick's, quoted in an article from the Northbay Biz
Beginnings - The store was established in 1915 when Arthur Rae Corrick joined and purchased a substantial interest in the C.A. Wright & Co., a stationery and book store that had been serving Santa Rosa since the 1870s. When he became owner, he expanded products and services to greeting cards, furniture, and office supplies, along with a lending library in which locals could check out books.
Forties & Fifties - During World War II, Marjorie Corrick, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A.R. Corrick, married Kenneth Brown. Brown purchased half interest in the firm and assumed management of Corrick’s. When Kenneth Brown took over management the store had 25-30 employees. The Browns added inventory such as fine china, silver, and crystal gifts.
Expansion - In 1957, Mr. & Mrs. Brown’s son, Corrick Brown, took over management of the store. In 1973, they moved and cut some departments, but expanded their social stationery, wedding, toys & games, maps & globes, and art supplies departments. In 1992, Corrick's youngest son Keven Brown assumed management of the store, becoming the fourth generation to run the store. Keven's wife Jeri Yamashiro joined in operating the family business in 1995.
Today - In 2011, Keven and Jeri expanded the store's exposure of local artists with a formal collaboration with the Sonoma County Art Trails program, creating a year-round gallery space featuring Sonoma County's extraordinary talent in the arts. Corrick's expanded its vision of representing the finest from Sonoma County with the addition in 2012 of the respected custom frame shop, My Daughter the Framer, within the store.
On the First Friday evening of every month (excepting January and sometimes July, due to holidays), the Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's hosts an opening reception for a selection of Art Trails artists, whose work is featured throughout the month. A local non-profit is also highlighted, presenting about their work, and pouring wine for a small donation. These First Friday events are close to the heart of what Corrick's is about - a place for friends to be together, enjoying and celebrating the beautiful creations and great work being carried out by our own neighbors here in Sonoma County!