Today is National Book Lovers Day! Why not celebrate by finding your little bibliophile a great new read she can’t put down? Nothing compares to the magic of browsing rows of bookshelves and cracking open the spine of a book so that the story inside can spring to life in a young reader’s imagination. San Diego is home to some very cool bookstores with equally inviting kid’s sections where you’ll find everything from comics and sci-fi to storytime with beloved children’s book authors and Where’s Waldo scavenger hunts. Click through for 6 local shops you should dog ear for your next adventure with your little bookworm!

Library Shop

This downtown shop is located on the ground floor of the San Diego Central Library and is a partner of the Public Library Foundation. That means proceeds from the well-curated Library Shop purchases benefit the San Diego Public Library system — an extra bonus in our "book." If that's not enough to love, the shop hosts awesome literacy-themed gatherings for kids like a Where's Waldo scavenger hunt, card-making workshops for Mother's Day and Father's Day, visits from famous authors of children's books and storytime events. A visit to this shop is sure to be an epic day for readers of all ages.

300 Park Blvd.
San Diego, Ca 92101

Photo credit: Library Shop

What’s your favorite bookstore for kids in San Diego? Tell us in the comments.

––Aimee Della Bitta