Bay Books

Bay Books, Coronado: Address, Phone Number, Bay Books Reviews: 4.5/5

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Tyler R
1 contribution
Great Service
Nov 2019
I needed to order a book. They graciously said they would order it. It turns out the
book was out of stock from their supplier and they called me to let me know. I really appreciated that. Great service. They are always my first choice when I want to buy a book. Thank you!
Written December 13, 2019
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barbsB9713JB
Albuquerque, NM16 contributions
best book store ever
Jan 2019
love the selections of books, periodicals, magazines gifts. especially the children section. everyone is so available to help with any questions about any subject and how to locate it.
recommend this small intimate book finding experience to everyone
Written July 2, 2019
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momarino143
Hartford, CT391 contributions
A Very Worthy Bookstore
Jun 2019 • Solo
When I went here, this store was in the process of preparing to move to a new location a few doors down. So it was a bit makeshift with less inventory than usual. However... despite their move challenges - the staff made this a very worthwhile stop. They do have a great kids’ section with ample inventory but the section for grownups is as good as earlier reviewers noted. There are plenty of spots to sit inside and read what you browse. Like others noted, I liked the staff book reviews, which were very helpful. There’s also an obvious military focus that is well curated and has good breadth and depth despite the coming move. They do also sell coffee and have seats / umbrellas outside if you want to sit and scan your recent purchases. Parking could be a challenge.
Written June 3, 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson16,016 contributions
Large bookstore in downtown Coronado
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 experience!
Written March 30, 2018
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jjjSD
67 contributions
Helpful Book Reviews on Every Shelf!
Jan 2018 • Friends
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 the reader specifically enjoyed. It was all super helpful, as was the staff. I made a quick purchase since the store was close to closing time, yet they never made me feel rushed. A really pleasant end to a lovely night. I can't wait to return when I have more time to browse!
Written January 3, 2018
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travel248957
Chicago, IL77 contributions
Cute store, rude service
Apr 2017 • Friends
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 cute with things to do for the kids but too many cute signs warning about supervising your child (my children were not with me thankfully). Cashier then proceeded to tell me there was a member program after I asked about a discount but did not offer an information about how to join. It's too bad, I was happy to find a cute little book store nearby.
Written May 17, 2017
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theskyprincess
Coronado, CA56 contributions
Old Fashioned Book Store
Mar 2017 • Solo
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 cards and gift wrap, with a nice selection from my favorite brand, Papyrus. They are pricey, but worth the extra $. The staff will help you find what you are looking for, and you can place orders for hard to find books.
Written March 2, 2017
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BernieRose
San Diego, CA60 contributions
Great little BOOK shop, get your beach side read now !
Aug 2016 • Family
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 History fan because have a huge category here. This is how all book store should be but we all know they aren't. Visit this shop if your on the island you will not be disappointed.
Written August 23, 2016
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Andrew C
Santa Clarita, CA48 contributions
Indie Bookstore Gem
Apr 2016 • Solo
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.
Written July 17, 2016
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Sarah W
5 contributions
I love independent book stores!
Mar 2016 • Solo
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 stand outside makes a great cappuccino and offers almond and soy milk along with the standard dairy. Cash only but very reasonably priced.
Written March 14, 2016
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