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!


Replenish your supply of bedtime stories at Warwicks, the country’s oldest family-owned and operated bookstore, located in La Jolla. The well stocked shop offers a kid's section filled with a wide selection of books, educational toys, colorful artwork and comfy beanbag chairs. The store hosts themed monthly toddler storytime and reading events for school-aged readers. Recent kid-friendly events included a visit from Marcia Berneger author of Buster the Little Garbage Truck. Warwick’s also strives to support literacy by inviting schools to participate in the "Book For Schools Program." Each time Warwick's hosts a kid’s author event, an informational flyer is sent to the school inviting family members and staff to attend the event. Be sure to sign up for the email newsletter to find out about all the upcoming reading events for kiddos.

7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, Ca

Photo credit: Warwick's Facebook page

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

––Aimee Della Bitta