Best Bookstores in San Diego

May 24, 2019
San Diego bookstores

With all the schools located around the area, when considering student housing San Diego options, finding a place in the heart of downtown is a great option. It allows you to be close to all the great things San Diego has to offer, including unique San Diego bookstores. If you love perusing through local stores, check out this list of bookstores in the area.


Verbatim Books

This bookstore not only has a great variety of used and rare books, it also offers a local selection showcasing works and zines from authors around the San Diego area. The location also offers events including a Verbatim Poetry Society that features open mic nights.


Bluestocking Books

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in May 2019, this local bookstore has secured its reputation as a local favorite spot. This location in Hillcrest sells both used books as well new titles and offers trade credit for books that you bring in!


The Book Tree

At this bookstore located in Normal Heights, you’ll find a collection of books relating to spiritual and metaphysical topics. If you’re interested in exploring this realm, this is certainly the place to be. The bookstore is open most days 12-7pm. Call 619-280-1263 for more information or visit the website.


Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Self described as the bookstore for “Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem”, this bookstore has been offering San Diego a fun and eclectic group of books for around 20 years. Enjoy sections at the store including mystery & suspense, fantasy, horror and more as well as a number of book signing events.