Located in the foothills between Santa Barbara and Carpenteria, at a Vedanta convent, the Sarada Bookstore has the best selection of religious statuary and other small religious items I've ever seen: lots of metal Ganeshas, Buddhas, incense, religious jewelry, and more. The selection of religious books is outstanding also, with emphasis on books relating to Vedanta, but all major faiths are covered. The grounds are beautiful and reason enough to visit. The workers are helpful and interesting people. This is one of my favorite places in the world for its calm atmosphere and beauty. I've never seen anything like it.