Bluestocking Books, San Diego
11am-7pm Monday - Thursday
9am-9:30pm Friday & Saturday
Happy April, Specials@20%off + Book Crawl!
Saturday April 28 through Monday April 30 (all weekend long & then some!) Bluestocking Books, along with 8 of our bookshop friends, will be cohosting our Independent Bookstore Day 2018 Book Crawl. IBD was created to showcase the unique charm and value of local independent bookstores & celebrate an industry essential to a happy life. We strive to be your fave bookshop, but we want you to meet our colleagues: they're each cool too! Crawl through all 9 shops during the 3 days to find treasures, get freebies and enter raffles for bookshop Prizes! Peizes!! Prizes!!! Independent Bookstore Day 2018 Facebook page is here: Updates on IBD Excitement.
National Poetry Month-Inspired April Specials Now 20% off!
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
$16.99 NOW 20% off = $13.59
Raw and passionate poems by a celebrated new voice and author of Milk and Honey.
Inferno (A Poet's Novel) by Eileen Myles
$15.95 paperback NOW 20% off = $12.76
Myles chronicles a young writer's coming-of-age in the meditative and racuous milieur of NYC in its punk and indie heydey.
All the Odes by Pablo Neruda
$25.00 paperback NOW 20% off = $20.00
A bilingual edition and at just under 900 pages, a tremendous collection to savor. "There is no poetic work in the Spanish language as exuberant and multifarious as that of Neruda." -Mario Vargas Llosa
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
$27.00 hardback NOW 20% off = $21.60
Across two bittersweet days in a San Diego neighborhood, a birthday party for a beloved patriarch becomes a farewell doubleheader and a celebration of the ordinary and heroic moments that brought the de la Cruzes clan to a "fraught and sublime country."
More details about Indepndent Bookstore Day: April 28!
What is independent Bookstore Day? It's a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookshops across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent and every party is different. This year we're teaming with 8 of our bookstore colleagues to create a memorable experience in San Diego and introduce you to new bookshops to explore.
Why are we celebrating independent bookstores? Because they're not just stores! They're community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas and contain the possibility of real serendipity, kismet and magic. They are spaces for debate and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well-spent. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And we are at your servic
Where can you celebrate #bookstoreday in San Diego? Stop by any of the 9 participating independent booksellers on the map at Independent Bookstore Day 2018 Bookcrawl to pick up a passport and take part in the store's unique celebration of the national event. Collect a passport stamp with a purchase from each participating store. Prize tiers begin once you've visited and received stamps at four shops, with a limited edition San Diego Bookstore Day Crawl tote bags (while supplies last); entries into a drawing for gift packages reflecting the individual stores and their curated offering; and readers who collect stamps from all nine stores will be eligible for a raffle for a grand prize of gift certificates totalling more than $200.
Thanks for Giving to Book Drive Tots!
Thanks for making our Reach Out and Read Book Drive such an incredible success, Book Lovers! Our goal was to collect 150 books this year for tots participating in the UCSD High Risk Infant Follow-Up Program. (The doctors estimate they hand out 300 books per year) With your generous contributions, we reached 125 books: 20 more than last year's total! Yay! Even though our book drive is officially over until the fall, we will never say no to folks who want to continue to give throughout the year to this very worthy cause. If you'd like to give a book to a kid who needs one, ask a Bluestocking, and thanks!
What can we do for you?
We want to be your go-to neighborhood bookshop,
wherever you are. We special order books (new and used), can ship to you and your loved ones in the U.S. and worldwide (join our free shipping club
for domestic orders - see below :D*
To see what we have in stock, check our website
where we refresh our inventory daily. A small percentage of used items do not appear online, nor do our new titles, so please give us a call or email email@example.com and we'll check the stacks.
We offer trade credit
for books you bring in which we feel our customers will love. The trade credit you earn provides a discount towards purchase of other books and items in the store. If you're getting a used book, the trade credit can pay for up to 50% while trade credit pays for up to 25% of the price of new books, gift items & special orders. Give your gently used books a new life by passing them along to other book lovers. And find some new-to-you treasures!
Join our Free Shipping Club! With your $50 yearly membership, send books with USPS mediate rate to friends and loved ones throughout the US and at military bases. ($50= 12 regular single book shipments). We ship with clean packing materials and reuse paper and cardboard to reduce impact on our world. Plus, with your name in our database you are racking up an additional 7.5% off your purchases with continued shopping. If you like shopping local & want to turn friends and family on to Bluestokcing Books, we want you in our club!
to read about order trade credit policy
Would you like a book? Human interaction is easy! Call and ask about anything or for more details on a current listing here at the website :D
We may not always have the perfect book in stock but we can usually order one. If you're looking for a favorite edition of a treasured book to share with a loved one, maybe a next generation New Reader, this is the perfect time to order for the Holidays... or maybe get a li'l something as a special gift for Yourself!
We are a "brick-n-mortar" REAL BOOKSHOP where magical life-changing books are discovered, toddlers squeal in delight at the sight of a book they recognize, old friends strolling together find common loves in literature & history, true loves meet and dogs sit politely for a treat. Yes, there are random philosophical quotes uttered aloud and books recommended by friends and strangers alike. We are community whether we know you or not, fellow reader and booklover: welcome to our tradition! Our street address has housed a bookstore since 1967; the 3rd owner & staff (for ~17 years now!) intend to carry on the full-service neighborhood bookshop customs as long as there is a demand. We stock mostly used books and order both new and used books -just inquire. We have regular deliveries for the classic reprints and new releases.
Hours of operation are:
11am-7pm Monday - Thursday
9am-9:30pm Friday & Saturday
3817 Fifth Avenue
San Diego CA, 92103
If you can't find what you like please fill out our off-line search form and we will search our off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you. Or just give us a ring! Thanks - BsB