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Welcome to Bluestocking Books


December 20% off Specials & Baby Book Drive
Hi Book Lovers! Our Reach Out and Read Book Drive is on, baby! And we do mean B A B Y. The new books we collect stay in the neighborhood to be presented to little ones participating in the UCSD High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program. At their check-ups, kid get a book, maybe one donated by you! Let's make a new generation of Book Lovers! We will collected new books for babies until the end of January. Won't you join us in making a difference in the life of a new reader? We have a fun selection of nicely priced appropriate board books to delight little ones just starting to grow into thoughtful beings. 
 **No Time To Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula Le Guin

$22.00 hardback Now 20% off = $17.60
Always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation; Le Guin is 88 and shows no sign of slowing down in this essay collection.

 **Leonard Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

$35.00 hardcover, Now 20% off = $28

Based of thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects Leonardo's art to his science and shows how genius is based on skills and can grow with practice.

**Happiness in The Life by Pope Francis

$27.00 hardback Now 20% off = $21.60

A collection of homilies, speeches and "messages of the day" that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now. 

The Misfit's Manifesto by Lidia Yuknavich

$16.99 hardback Now 20% off = $13.59

Yuknavitch explores the status of being a misfit as something to be embraced, and social misfits as being individuals of value who have a place in society, in a work that encourages people who have had difficulty in finding their way to pursue their dreams and goals.

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). 

To see what we have in stock, check our website where we refresh our inventory daily. A small percentage of items don't appear online, so give us a call or email 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!

--We are excited to introduce The Bluestocking Books Free Shiping Club. For $50/` year or $25/6 mos, unlimited media shipping is yours! Order via the website, by phone or in-person. Ship to yourself, or bookloving friends & family in the U.S. or on any military base. Media rate packages usually take only a day or two to arrive within Southern California and may get there within five business days elsewhere (allow up to two weeks, just in case), so when it's inconvenient to make a trip into the neighborhood or to find parking once you get here, this option makes it easier. We love to be your go-to store, even if you don't go to our street address every time. 
$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
       9am-5pm Sundays 

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

Hours and Location

San Diego, CA 92103

Mon - Thurs 11am-7pm
Fri & Sat 9am-9:30pm
Sun 9am-5pm

Closed 12/25/17 & 1/1/2018 


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