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.
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.
Located in Coronado, California, Bay Books is considered San Diego County's largest general independent bookstore.
We pride ourselves on our customer service and offer the following:
Celebrating 25 years in 2015
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 became known for both her discerning eye and her feisty defense of independent booksellers. Shirley passed away on 2002 after battling cancer. Her daughter in law, Angelica Muller, and her step-sister, Shirley Hanson, continue her role as owners.
IN THE NEWS...
- CORONADO'S ONLY BOOKSTORE FINALLY REOPENS IN NEW LOCATION (San Diego Union Tribune)
- BOOK LOVERS REJOICE AT THE RETURN OF BAY BOOKS (Coronado Times)
- CORONADO'S ONLY BOOKSTORE PREPARES TO RELOCATE (San Diego Union Tribune)
- BAY BOOKS IN CORONADO WILL REMAIN A COMMUNITY HUB (CBS8)
- CELEBRATING 25 Years! (Coronado Eagle & Journal)
- BAY BOOKS A CORONADO DESTINATION (Coronado Eagle & Journal)
We love this bookstore! There were so many
Such a friendly bookstore! Helpful crew that reads! - LeeSusan R. on Facebook
You can read the handwritten book reviews and walk around without feeling lost. - Silvi M. on Yelp
A locals fav!! We love stopping by the new Bay Books store for a look around and to grab a coffee to start our island walk off right!... Enjoy one of Coronado's gems and support local! - Ashleigh V. on Yelp
Nice little bookstore with friendly staff. I like independent bookstores and this one is good. - Erich L. on Yelp
This is my favorite independent bookstore in the San Diego area. The staff are terrific. The location is terrific. The selection is terrific. - Jamie G. on Facebook