A Novel Idea: How to Find Good Books Around Coronado

Summer is about escaping what’s customary. It’s a season that begs for improvisation and compels you to break the chains of habit. At Crown City Inn we say go ahead and liberate yourself – just make sure you return with a great story.

We’re not recommending you go wild, we’re just recommending you find yourself a page-turner.

Bay Books

Whether you’re searching for a new release or a chosen classic, Bay Books has you covered. In addition to the smell of fresh ink pressed against crisp pages, there’s always something tempting you to explore the interior, and their Kids’ Corner makes it easy to peruse the shelves or enjoy a “Meet the Author” session free of distraction. Just a short stroll away from the Inn, the staff here is friendly and obliging, but more importantly, they know their literature.

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Posted by Bay Books Coronado on Friday, May 25, 2018

Second Hand Prose

Have a little pun in the sun at Coronado’s gently-used bookstore! Located along “D” Avenue, Second Hand Prose ensures all proceeds go toward programs funded by Friends of the Library at the Coronado Public Library including Summer Festival of cultural programs, computer database subscriptions, audiobook collections, concerts, exhibits, and more.  Open Monday through Sunday, we suggest you give it a shot!

The Library Shop

When you’re itching to venture a little further, San Diego’s The Library Shop comes highly recommended, similar to its wide selection. This non-profit, however, sells more than just books; here you’ll find jewelry, candles, travel essentials and more. One thing’s for sure, any item you purchase will surely contribute to your own life’s tale!


Coronado Public Library

You’re bound to acquire a few new goodies during vacation, so when you’re pressed for room in that suitcase you can always rely on the library for a good read! Even better? Their calendar is filled with endless activities for the entire family from Watercolor Class to Spanish Song & Story, from Toddler Time to Teen School Year Parties. You can find this community gem along Orange Avenue only a half block from Crown City Inn.

galaxy in a jar! #readingtakesyoueverywhere

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