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!

Mysterious Galaxy

Books about martians, magic, mayhem and more? Yes, please! Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego specializes in science fiction and fantasy and even offers customers a kid's indie next reading list. The recommended books are curated by age and hand-picked to inspire tiny bookworms to keep reading.

5943 Balboa Ave
San Diego, Ca 92111

Photo: Lea S. via Yelp

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

––Aimee Della Bitta