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!

Bay Books

Considered San Diego's largest general independent bookstore, Bay Books has been catering to local (and visiting) bookworms for more than 20 years. Boasting an extensive children's section, with books for those tackling their ABCs as well as good reads for more accomplished readers, the shop is roomy enough for families to sit together and read while still offering plenty of cozy nooks for those who prefer some quiet time. Be sure to check out their party supply section where you can pick out the perfect decor for your thoughtful reader's next birthday party.

1029 Orange Ave.
Coronado, Ca

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

––Aimee Della Bitta