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!

Upstart Crow

One of of the best collections of children's books in all of SoCal is housed in a cozy atmosphere that's custom made for families who love zoning out with a good book or trying their hand at a friendly game of Chinese Checkers. Upstart Crow offers a kid's storytime hour on the last Sunday of each month where fun stories are read aloud to a young audience. The Seaport Village store also has a gourmet coffee shop (say "thank you," moms) and a variety of gifts and greeting cards.

835 C West Harbor Dr.
San Diego, Ca
619-232-4855
Online: upstartcrowtrading.com

Photo: Aimee Della Bitta

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

––Aimee Della Bitta