Bluestocking Books, San Diego

3817 5th Ave, San Diego CA 92103


Happy March: Women's History Month Specials!
To celebrate Women's History Month, we're offering specials on thought-provoking and inspiring titles by women, or in one case, tranlated by a woman. Read on!
The Odyssey
translated by Emily Wilson
$39.95 hardback Now 20% off = $31.96
Homer wrote The Odyssey in 750 BC, give or take a few years. This translation, the first in English by a woman, gives Homer a radically contemporary voice and focuses, in plain, modern-day language, not just on Ullyses, but on his wife Penelope, the nymph Calypso,. the witch Circe and the princess Nausicaa. It's time to revisit this classic!
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
$17 paperback Now 20% off = $13.60
Written as a series of autobiographical essays, this volume draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, love, memory, desire and place
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
$17.99 hardback Now 20% off = $14.39
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's Life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died. A riveting story and necessary book.
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
$16 paperback Now 20% off = $12.80
Discover new opportunities for growth in badassery in 35 chapters of exercises, suggestions and hilariously inspiring stories. 
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