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Check Out These San Diego Bookstores!

There is nothing like curling up on the couch with a good book, and now it is even easier to get your next book while supporting local businesses. Here are some local San Diego bookstores near our Mission Valley apartments that offer curbside pickup:

Bluestocking Books

With about 15,000 books listed online, Bluestocking Books has plenty of great options. It also has some pretty nice perks. Shop their store using your Amazon account, pay via PayPal, or take advantage of their 10% discount for seniors, educators, and active military. 

Mysterious Galaxy

Open since 1993, Mysterious Galaxy specializes in science fiction, fantasy, mystery, young adult, romance, and horror. They offer custom care packages, a weekly podcast, and a lot of virtual events to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

La Playa Books

This book store opened its doors in 2016 with a desire to support literacy in San Diego. La Playa Books carries mostly used and out-of-print books, so this is a great place to look if you’re searching for something rare. If you’re looking for something to read right now without leaving your couch, they offer ebooks, including some free titles. To meet up with other community members, La Playa Books also offers virtual book clubs you can join.


As the oldest continuously family-owned and operated bookstore in the US, Warwick’s has an amazing selection of books. However, they are known for more than just their books. They also offer free virtual events and have a plethora of other goods like jewelry, office supplies, and gorgeous leather bags, to name a few.

On your way home from picking up your book order, grab some tacos at one of these wonderful local restaurants that offer pickup. There is so much to love about living in our Mission Valley apartments, so contact us today to learn more and make West Park your new home.

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