Bluestocking Books, San Diego

3817 5th Ave, San Diego CA 92103


Happy February: Black History Month Specials!
February is the idealtime to show your love to your Valentine with a great book, a quirky gift or a very versatile Gift Certificate. But you don't need a holiday to give gifts! No way! It's always a great time to give something special to someone who is important to you. Our everyday lives are enriched by little acts of kidness and random acts of generosity, just as important as the holidays that mark the years rolling by...
February 20% off Specials: iconic Angelou, fresh distinctive Ward and a new American classic Whitehead
The Complete Poetry of Maya Angelou
$30 hardback Now 20% off = $24
In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate Maya Angelou's inspirational and healing voice. Timeless and prescient, this definitive comependium will warm the hearts of Angelou's most ardent admirwers, as it introduces new readers to the legendary poet, actvist and teacher, a phenomenal woman for the ages.
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
$16.95 paperback Now 20% off = $13.56
Finally in paperback! Whitehead reimagines the "railroad" in this critically acclaimed novel. NPR calls it "An American Masterpiece" and Time says "Perfectly balances the realism of its subject with fabulist touches that render it freshly illuminating."
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
$26 hardback Now 20% off = $20.80
Jojo and his toddler sister Kayla live with their grandparents Mam and Pop and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother Leonie on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississipp. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother in this haunting and beautiful novel.
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 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 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* $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