A March 2020 message from Kris Nelson, owner of Bluestocking Books
We appreciate whatever you can do to include us as your go-to local bookshop as you find gifts for yourself and others, continue or renew ylour studies and catch up on general reading so we can continue to operate and serve a community we value. Basically this whole thing is awful - even if we get more reading time in, it's at a high cost and a lot of folks are working overtime to help the sick and to serve, wether by operating a bus, picking up our US mail, delivering packages, selling essential groceries or just generally keeping us all gloing. It's a great time to be extra kind, gentle and patient to ourselves and others.
If you want to support small businesses we have two 2-word powerhouses for you:
1) Gift Card - buying a gift card can give a small biz some capital and you get your good stuff later (if buying for yourself) or treat a friend or family member to a virtual hug!
2) Tip Jar - if you just want to give to local, neighborhood businesses, it's a traditional way to support any low wage workers or people who are not supported by paid leave, retirement account, etc... We're all neighbors looking out for each other.
Want to help San Diego, our friends & community? Find our what folks are already doing & join in #sandiegostepsup
Welcome to Bluestocking Books!
This creaky-floored space has been a bookshop for 53 years in 2020; Used books, a selection of new books and recent releases, greetings cards & postcards, booky gift items & antique items all flow in and find new homes with our book-loving community, both local and far-flung. We're shipping daily, worldwide, and enjoy the personal connections with visitors from every state and every country who come to 3817 5th Avenue and breathe a gentle sigh, saying "Ah, this feels like home." This is a place where old (and not so old) titles get rediscovered, sometimes for the first time. Toddlers make a beeline for their section and squeal with delight seeing a book they recognize. Dogs sit politely for a treat and sometimes do a trick. Old friends find new things to take about and new friends discover each other, occasionally resulting in True Love! (Browser beware!)