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Welcome to Bluestocking Books

It's December and Holiday time, with chilly weather that conjures up an evening in a cozy corner, wrapped in a quilt, savoring a book! with a cuppa tea and a toasty fire in the hearth. Why not make it a reality?  This December, we feature three perennial Bluestocking favorites, which are great for all ages & great for giving! ..

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
$11 paperback NOW 20% off = $8.80

The Little Prince Anniversary hardback with unabridged text both on CD & exclusive downloadable audio read by Vigo Mortensen $24.99 NOW 20% off= $19.99

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes,Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries who Shaped History by Schatz & Klein-Stahl $15.99 hardback NOW 20$ off = $12.79

Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
$18.99 hardback NOW 20% off = $15.19

Taste 'n' Tinis... stroll, shop, snack, imbibe & oh yes, Meet Santa!
Thursday December 8 4-9pm
Please join us for a wonderful Hillcrest holiday tradition Taste 'n' Tinis Participating restaurants and shops will offer tasty adult libations & yummy snacks in addition to a festive neighborhoody shopping experience. But wait, there's also Santa and a couple of our own Bluestocking elves to twinkle your mistletoes. Tickets available at 

Reach Out & Read... and make a baby smile!
It's out Annual Reach out and Read Book Drive and we're reaching out to you to join us as we collect new and "like new" board books and picture books for at-risk babies and toddlers. The books will be given to the kiddies when they visit the doctor for check-ups, a special treat to delight and give them a good foundation for future success in reading and social skills. We have a great selection of appropriate books, including bilingual options in English and Spanish and we'll be collecting through January 2017. 

Shop Hillcrest for the Holidays!
Now through Dec 24, when you shop at participating businesses in Hillcrest (yours truly, for example), add your name to the drawing for a chance to win a Fabulous Hillcrest shopping spree, with oodles o' gift certificates to some of your favorite places in the neighborhood. Yay! 

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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 
Please note: we will be closed Thursday Nov 24 for Thanksgiving. Have a safe, delicious Holiday!

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

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


3817 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

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