Open Every Day! Monday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
**SATURDAY JULY 4th 9am-7pm
July has arrived! Independence Day weekend and San Diego LGBTQ Pride events are on the horizon - what better time to support the independent businesses that recognize your independent & unique self?! So much of why love this bookshop is because you are our clients! Shine on you crazy diamonds!
JULY SPECIAL: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee - 20% OFF* (release date 7/14)
*does not include CA state sales tax, excludes other groovy discounts
Join our host Curran Jeffery for Sunday Sontage, a fourth-Sunday, friendly drop-in group for writers & readers. Bring your own poetry or short prose, something from a favorite author, or just come to listen. July 26, 7pm, here! The August 23 Sontage features poets from The San Diego Poetry Annual :)
"The contents of someone's bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait" Anatole Broyard
Bluestocking Books is located in Uptown, San Diego in the heart of Hillcrest
For nearly 50 years, 3817 5th Ave has been an independent bookshop in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego, California. Now Bluestocking Books since 1999, it is a full service book shop open every day on the street and online, offering modern amenities in an old world setting. We stock books of all subjects to fit any budget. In this bookstore you will find primarily used and new books. We also stock a few rare and scarce titles, a nice selection of new and vintage magazines, posters, ephemera, and vinyl records. Most of our inventory (updated daily!) can be ordered via the website - please inquire for details or photos of any item. We ship worldwide with USPS tracking! To special order any new or out of print title you don't see in our current inventory, contact us and we will get back to you with price and availability. We host the local poetry group Sunday Sontage every fourth Sunday at 7pm. Stop by to listen or to share your own poems or prose!
Your purchases allow us to live, your kind words and love for books helps us to THRIVE. Thanks to all the people who value the printed word and the joy that a book brings.