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 Sundays 
It's August! Join us for hot summertime fun! and get ready for cool cultural events (including The San Diego Festival of Books at Liberty Station on Sunday August 25) and our fun book specials for kids.
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
by Emily Winfield Martin
$17.99 hardback Now 20% off = $14.39
A celebration of possibilities and the love parents feel for their children... whoever and whatever they may become.
It's Perfectly Normal
It's Perfectly Normal
by Harris & Emberley $12.99 paperback 
Now 20% off = $10.39
Changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health; honest, reliable, accurate, up-to-date information for kids and teens.
Strong is the New Pretty
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.
Free to Be You and Me
Free to Be You and Me
by Marlo Thomas and Friends
$21 hardback Now 20% off = $16.80
Inspirational stories, songs and poems for kids of all ages!
 POETRY! Sunday Aug 5 at 4:30pm: Poets featured in the San Diego Poetry Annual will read selections here at Bluestocking Books.
FAIR FUN! Hillcrest CityFest Sunday Aug 12 from noon-11pm right outide our door! San Diego's ultimate summer art & music festival takes over 5th Avenue (from University and several blocks south); our 35th annual FREE celebration of community spirit features live bands, electric dance music DJs, arts, crafts, delicious food and fabulous people watching!
BOOK LOVE! The second annual San Diego Union Tribune Festival of Books at Liberty Station, Pt. Loma on Sunday Aug 25 from 10am-5pm; Celebrate San Diego's vibrant reading community and join thousands of local readers, writers, businesses, and word lovers. Bluestocking Books will be there, so come by and see us!
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 books 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* 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