Bluestocking Books, San Diego

3817 5th Ave, San Diego CA 92103


Hello 2018!!
Our Reach Out and Read Book Drive is still on, baby! And we do mean B A B Y. The new books we collect stay in the neighborhood for the UCSD High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program, via the national program Reach Out and Read!
We have reached 99 books - our goals is 150 by the end of the month!!
At their check-ups, kiddos who need one (i.e. are not developing speech or cognitive abilities in a regular, timely manner) get a book & their parents learn from the Doctor how reading books to little ones helps teach sounds, rhymes & thinking/talking skills. We will collect new books for babies until the end of January. Won't you join us in making a difference in the life of a new person? We have a fun selection of nicely priced appropriate board books to help these little ones.
Just say "BABY BRAINS!" for 25% off any books purchased here for baby book drive!!
JANUARY 20% OFF SPECIALS: Lots of Joan Didion & some rad-looking new YA releases!!
**Joan Didion - a selection of softcover classics
By popular demand, all 20% off for January:
Play It As It Lays
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
The Year of Magical Thinking
The White Album

 **Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

$18.99 hardcover, Now 20% off = $15.18

American-born seventeen-year old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There's the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter, and there is the world of her dreams... and then there's also the real world, beyond Maya's control.

**Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

$16.99 hardcover Now 20% off = $13.49

Striking a perfect balance between heartfelt emotions and spot-on humor, this debut introduces Alice, a college student who's afraid of explaining her asexuality and has given up on finding love - until love finds her.

**Before I Let Go by Marieke Mijkamp

$17.99 hardcover now 20% off = $14.39

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseperable in their snow covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska... "With exceptional handling of everything from mental illness to guilt and a riveting, magic realist narrative, this wee-wrought, haunting novel will stick with readers long after the final page." Booklist, starred review

**Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia Cole

$17.99 hardcover Now 20% off = $14.39

The author of "Panther in the Hive" blends a richly imagined world, fantastical creatures, family secrets and a simmering romance in a dazzling sci-f/fantasy.

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