Bay Books is an independently owned bookstore serving Coronado and San Diego County for over 20 years. We specialize in new titles, indie favorites, military history, young adult and children's books. We also carry foreign language magazines.
Bay Books carries a broad selection of books, from the latest published books to the established timeless classics. We boast an extensive Children's sections, with books and toys for all ages. Our Military History section is excellent, in support of our friends at the North Island Naval Air Station, MCRD, MCAS Miramar and at the Naval Amphibious Base. In addition to our books, we also offer a wonderful assortment of greeting cards (Papyrus), stationary, journals (Moleskin and PaperBlanks) and specialty gifts. In addition, we offer one of the largest selection of magazines, domestic and international, in Southern California.
Located in Coronado, California, Bay Books is considered San Diego County's largest general independent bookstore.
Bay Book's History
Established in 1990
Bay Books is the vision of and testimonial to its founder, Shirley Muller. Through her energy and imagination, it grew into the success it is today.
Remarkably, Shirley was able to expand the bookstore's retail space and inventory when many other bookstores were folding under the weight of online book selling. She passed away on 2002 after battling cancer. Her daughter in law, Angelica Muller, and her step-sister, Shirley Hanson, continue her role as owners.