A nationwide celebration of book-loving communities and the locally owned bookstores that help them thrive! We'll be running specials all day in store, as well as a SD Booklover's Raffle all weekend long with two of our favorite local shops: Verbatim Books and Bluestocking Books.
Here's how to win fabulous prizes from the shops you love:
First, print (or pick up a copy) of your Book-lover's Passport, then:
STEP 1: Make a purchase at one of our three shops (get your passport stamped)
STEP 2: Make a purchase at a second store to be entered in a raffle for gift cards and other goodies provided by each of our three shops (Bluestocking, Verbatim, and the Library Shop).
STEP 3: Make a purchase at a third store to double your chances at the raffle prize and take home a limited edition Independent Bookstore Day tote bag for free!
Blue Stocking Book Verbatim Books Library Shop
We have the pleasure of hosting Dr. Gloria Harris for a book talk and signing on Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries, and Innovators. San Diego enjoys a diverse legacy of strong female leaders, and this thoughtfully compiled book details some of their remarkable achievements over the years. From Ellen Browning Scripps foundation of the Oceanography Institute in 1903 to Bertha Pendleton becoming the first female San Diego School Superintendent in 1993-- and many more besides. Join us Saturday April 29th in the Mary Hollis Clark Conference Room (directly behind the shop!).
Looking to treat your mom to something extra special this Mothers Day? Join us Sunday, May 21st for an exciting hands-on succulent garden workshop where we will be planting up a rustic reclaimed wood planter, ideal for decoration on any windowsill or dining room table. Your ticket will include all of the materials, tools and instruction needed to create beautiful personalized succulent arrangement that's sure to wow for months, maybe even years to come!
Tickets for this event are $50, all materials will be provided, plus take home what you create. Click here for more information and registration.
Bring in a photo of your old flame, SHRED IT TO PIECES, and we'll give you 20% off an item of your choice-- #treatyourself! More than one Ex? We'll give you an item discount for every photo you shred.
Back by popular demand, our Literary Trivia Night! Come test your knowledge in all things book related *and* support the library with your literary love. Team registration fee is $10, which you can pay online or at the door, with a max of 6 people per team. Please pre-register your team either way! Prizes and bragging rights to be had.
Book Talk & Signing with Anne & Christopher Rice
LIVE A GREAT STORY is a media brand focused on spreading inspiration through stories. This Saturday they will be setting up an interactive video station for library visitors to stop by and share their story! Stop by to share bits and pieces of your story, who inspires you or what you're excited about for 2017.
Think you know more about books than our crack team of Librarians? Join the Library Shop and the San Diego Public Library's Dome Brew Club for the Central Library's First Annual Library Shop Book Trivia Challenge!
Pre-register your team to compete with other book lovers for fabulous prizes & enjoy the library's exclusive beer, the Library Books IPA, courtesy of Home Brewing Co., while supplies last.
Registration cost is only $10 per team (maximum of 8 players per team) & all proceeds go to supporting the 36 branches of the San Diego Public Library. You can register your team here.
Come by the Downtown San Diego Library from now until the end of July and Waldo hunt! We have set up a library-wide scavenger hunt of Waldos to get you extra acclimated to the awesomeness of our Downtown branch. Fill out your Waldo Passport with signatures or stamps from key areas in the building and then come back July 31st for a Waldo - filled celebration with a special striped guest appearance from the man himself!
Check out our awesome upcoming pre-Father's Day event and come treat your Pops to a (mostly) free day of fun! No better way to get ready for Father's Day than by snazzing up with a fresh new men's haircut while enjoying some San Diego Brew.
$10 haircuts provided by Dapper in a Day. Beer provided by Mission Brewery.
Photobooth provided by Andrea Anderson Photography and Mikey Diggs Photography.
Join us Sunday, May 8th for our Mother's Day celebration before the library is even open. The shop will open early at 10:00 am and will be hosting family yoga with House Of Yogi on the garden patio 10:30 am - 11:30 am. After yoga, refresh your thirst with mimosa tasters (21+ please) and a light brunch! As part of the celebration jewelry will be 20% off all day long. Do not miss out on this family Sunday funday!
We're celebrating Read Across America 2016 and Dr. Seuss' birthday with a special Seuss books promotion the entire month of March. Buy 2 Seuss books and get the third (of lesser or equal value) free! Cannot be combined with any other sales or promotions.
We are excited to take part in the East Village's Wild Wednesdays promotion this year! Every Wednesday until the end of March 30, take 20% off all full-priced items on Wednesdays (no sale or consignment items apply). Explore East Village while you're at the library; there are many other participating shops and restaurants taking part of this promotion! Check it out here.