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Large bookstore in downtown Coronado

Nice selection of books, welcoming and relaxing environment for kids and older "kids" to explore a... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Helpful Book Reviews on Every Shelf!

I stopped in at Bay Books after a special occasion meal, and was pleasantly surprised by this... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Julie J
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30 Mar 2018
“Large bookstore in downtown Coronado”
3 Jan 2018
“Helpful Book Reviews on Every Shelf!”
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1021 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3405
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Nice selection of books, welcoming and relaxing environment for kids and older "kids" to explore a new book choice, and a selection of some clothing items and newspapers are all here. The counter service was fast and pleasant (no complaints). All in all, a good...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I stopped in at Bay Books after a special occasion meal, and was pleasantly surprised by this independent booksellers. I especially loved the employee-written reviews below a significant portion of the books. It enabled me to get a quick synopsis of the book and what...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Too many signs up in the store, it's hard to know where to look. I asked for a specific book and was told they likely did not carry it only to find it on the shelf myself to the clerk's surprise. The children's area is...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you want a place where you can linger over the latest best seller, this store if for you. They have a few outdoor tables, and you can sip your coffee while reading the morning paper. Bay Books also carries a large selection of greeting...More

Thank theskyprincess
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a small but wonderfully set up Book Shop. Includes Cards, Magazines and a fantastic Book collection. The staff provide their private reviews on a large selection of the books to help you with your selection. You will be very happy if your MILITARY...More

Thank BernieRose
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Right in the heart of Coronado Island's business district, Bay Books is a throwback to the smaller, locally-owned bookstores. Plenty of shelf talkers (book recommendations) and the staff was able to give additional suggestions. Perfect for a stroll followed by a day of beach reading.

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I spent a good 45 minutes browsing in Bay Books and could have spent longer. They have an extensive magazine selection (which was great for my upcoming flight) as well as a marvelous selection of all kinds of books and cards. Bonus : the coffee...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Book stores all over the US are disappearing. What a pleasant surprise to discover an old fashioned, friendly, helpful bookstore in the middle of Coronado (San Diego) where you can browse amidst a super selection of all type books from current fiction to serious works...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I visited Bay Books with a friend, and we loved the shelves and tables with reviews written by the clerks. They are thoughtfully written, and I must say, they enticed me to buy two books I was not there to buy! I try to support...More

Thank 3kittyk
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Bay Books is a wonderful place to find a book, a magazine, or a notebook. There's a coffee cart outside where you can enjoy a latte while you start your book! They have a frequent reader discount as well, if you are a repeat visitor,...More

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