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1029 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
hrs: M-Sat 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-6pm.
Bay Books is San Diego County's largest independent bookstore. Its charming character (think "The Shop around the Corner" from the movie You've Got Mail!) and convenient seating, beckon you to relax and stay awhile as you browse most any genre, The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Bay Books has a fantastic selection of children's books ! Not sure what you're looking for? Just ask!
Coronado Historical Society
1100 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
hrs: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm
The mission of the Coronado Historical Society is to encourage and promote the appreciation, knowledge and understanding of Coronado's unique art, architecture and history. The museum gallery has interesting exhibitions, and the store offers unique and distinctive gifts. We love the Wizard of Oz mementos. Frank Baum wrote some his "Oz" series at the Hotel del Coronado.
D. G. Wills Books
7461 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
hrs: M-Sat 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
D.G. Wills Bookstore is a La Jolla institution. Wills has hosted some of the more notable literary readings and lectures in San Diego. The memorabilia covering the walls are a testament to its history. D.G. Wills is reminiscent of San Francisco's City Lights, but with its own unique local ambiance. Most important, the depth and eclectic mix of new and used books--many hard-to-find--and scholarly selections are worth the visit. Buy a book here, and enjoy it at the Pannikin cafe next door, in this idyllic San Diego beach enclave.
The Little Seedling
355 S. Zeeb Rd., Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
hrs: M/W/Fr/Sa 10am-6pm; T/Th 10am-4pm; Sundays, Noon-5pm.
Be sure to visit The Little Seedling if you venture into this college town, and want to experience outstanding natural products for baby and growing family. Run by indie shop owner Molly Ging, the customer service here is superb! From diapers, slings and carseats, to an inspired book and toy selection, it's perfect for the eco-conscious parent, or anyone looking for a thoughtful shower or birthday gift.