Happy November & much thanks for ...
...your loyalty; trying us first when you're looking for something special for school, work or play, a gift for yourself or someone else you love. And moreover, thanks for special ordering books through us. All November until December 1, when you mention #BookShare get 20% off your special orders. Now is the time to order treasured titles for Holiday gift-giving, especially out of print books that require a bit more TLC in the search.
Help Thanks Wow by Lamott
Help, Thanks, Wow: the Three Essential Prayers
by Anne Lamott
$17.95 hardback Now 20% off = $14.36
Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life. It is these three prayers- asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good and feeling awe at the world around us- that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward.
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
Gratitute by Oliver Sacks
$20 hardback Now 20% off = $16
During the last few months of his life, Oliver Sacks wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death. He writes, "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved, I have been given much and I have given something in return, Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure."
Thank You Omu by Mora
Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
$18.99 hardback Now 20% off = $15.19
When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.
Join us for Small Business Saturday on November 24, our open house with specials and treats. We'll also be kicking off our seasonal Reach Out and Read Book Drive for babies. We collect new books every year to benefit patients participating in the UCSD High Risk Infant Follow-up Program. Won't you help us introduce babies to reading and help us make some new converts?
This season, please share your love of reading and favorite titles with your favorite people. Many folks, especially the young, need reminding that the pleasures of a good book are unparalleled. Spreading the word & sharing the booklove keeps us going! As Piggie says to The Reader in The Thank You Book "We could not be 'us' without you. You're the best!"
Happy Thanksgiving!
Kris, Tom, Dawn & Mary
Bluestocking Books / (619) 296-1424 | [email protected]


Bluestockings Books
3817 5th Ave, San Diego CA 92103

       11am-7pm Monday - Thursday
       9am-9:30pm Friday & Saturday
       9am-5pm Sunday
Closed Thurs Nov 22 - have a great day!
More about our Book Drive for Tots!
Every fall and winter we participate in a  Reach Out and Read Book Drive to benefit tots participating in the UCSD High Risk Infant Follow-Up Program. The doctors estimate they hand out 300 books per year. With the generous contributions, of our customers and friends in our 2017-2018 cycle we collected 125 books: 20 more than the previous year's year's total! Yay! Even when we're not actively promoting our yearly book drive, we will never say no to folks who want to continue to give throughout the year to this very worthy cause. In fact, as of late summer 2018 we have already collected 22 books to get a healthy start on on the Book Drive which officially starts on  November 24. 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 protected] 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!
:D* Join our Free Shipping Club! With your $50 yearly membership, send books with USPS media 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 ~19 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