Bluestocking Books, San Diego

3817 5th Ave, San Diego CA 92103 (619)296-1424 

       11am-7pm Monday - Thursday
       9am-9:30pm Friday & Saturday
       9am-5pm Sunda
Are you ready to read?
As summer (slowly) turns to fall, it's inspiring to think about autumn reading. What's on your list? September 6 is National Read A Book Day! A great reminder of all the worlds at your fingertips, waiting to be discovered within the pages... Our September specials feature the newest One Book, One San Diego picks, which are perfect to share with kids, friends, everyone!
March: Book One
by John Lewis
$14.95 paperback Now 20% off = $11.96
The new One Book, One San Diego read & first title of a graphic novel trilogy is based on the life of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis.
Blue Sky White Stars
by Naberhaus & Nelson
$17.99 hardback Now 20% off = $14.39
A poetic tribute to the beauty and wonder of America's symbols, history and landscape. And the Kids pick for One Book, One San Diego!
The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
by Chapo Trap House,
$25 hardback Now 20% off = $20
By popular demand! The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated-politically, culturally, and economically-by the bloodless Wall Street centrism of the Democrats and the lizard-brained atavism of the right; there is a better way, the Chapo Way.
Strong s the New Pretty
by Kate T. Parker
$17.95 paperback Now 20% off = $14.36
Girls being fearless, silly, wild, stubborn, proud, lit with joy and powerful. More than 175 photographs celebrate the strength and spirit of girls being 100 percent themselves.
Dr. Seuss's You Are Kind: Featuring Horton the Elephant
by Dr. Seuss $8.99 hardback Now 20% off = $7.19
From Horton the Elephant- who taught us that "a person's a person, no matter how small"-comes a collection of simple observations about the qualities of kindness, ideal for thanking and inspiring people of all ages.
Yay for Back to School reading! Looking over your syllabus? We order new books every week - and teachers, remember we offer a 20% discount when you get 5 or more copies of a title. Even if you're not an "officially enrolled" student, it's never too late to dive into that classic you were supposed to read in school, or see if the life-changer you discovered back-in-the-day still has lessons to teach. It's been a hot, quiet summer here in your neighborhood bookshop and we look forward to the coming months, welcoming folks browsing & searching for fall reads & holiday fun. A harvest of fresh titles arrive every week and we can drop anything in the mail to you too!
It's always a great time to give to Book Drive 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 though our book drive won't be promoted  until the fall, 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 in November. 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* 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