About Us

Common Knowledge Cafe and Bookstore was founded in 2006 by Shelby Rognstad and Natalia Ocasio. Located in the heart of Sandpoint, Idaho, we are a socially conscious business dedicated to community upliftment. We strive to be a regional center for the exchange of information, ideas, art, culture and nutrition. Our cafe serves the finest quality ingredients, organic and locally grown as available, with a unique menu to nourish the body and mind.  We serve breakfast and lunch daily plus Sushi dinners on Friday nights. We sell locally designed, upscaled and crafted, clothing, pottery, art and other household wares.  We are a meeting place and hang out, offering free WiFi, a fantastic atmosphere and connection to the regional community.