Welcome to Bluestocking Books

Welcome to the virtual home of Bluestocking Books!
Inventory is back up!
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; 3rd owner & staff now for ~17 years 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
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Architecture, Decor and Antiques
Art, Photo, Graphic Art & Design
Chick Lit / Romance
Collectible: Signed, 1st editions & Fragile Books
Current (NEW) Magazines
Entertainment: Movies,TV, Music, Opera & Dance (see Theatre)
Family & Relationships
Games, Cards, Gambling & Puzzles
Gardening, Cooking, Drinking & Foodie Titles
Graphic Novels
Health and Medical; Alternative Healing & Yoga
Horror, Bloodsuckers & Braineaters (see also Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
Journals and Stationery
Kid's Picture and Chapter Books; Baby Board Books
Language Arts & Disciplines
Large Print & Audio Books

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Hours and Location
Mon - Thurs 11:00 AM-7:00 PM  
Fri & Sat 9:00-9:30 PM 
 Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

We are located in the heart of Hillcrest at
3817 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92103