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Karen M
Phoenix, AZ456 contributions
Jun 2021
Great place to stop in and buy a book. This is a great independent book seller. The staff is always knowledgeable on new books and love to chat about great books they have. They have a wonderful kids section and my kiddos love picking up a book when we go. We then write something in it about our vacation and where we got it. Plus it is always fun to support a local business.
Written June 28, 2021
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momarino143
Hartford, CT391 contributions
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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Paul B
Coronado3 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
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 of nonfiction. On a hot day find a cool retreat and a book to meet your reading proferences. A gem. Go there.
Written August 28, 2015
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson17,903 contributions
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
68 contributions
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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3kittyk
Glendale, AZ136 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
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 independent bookstores as much as possible, and Bay Books is the best of the best. All the employees are avid readers, that is very clear, as they have superb recommendations. I love this store, and try to collect my book titles in a long list until my next visit to Bay Books.
Written August 16, 2015
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IDWiner
Post Falls, ID160 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
Of course, I love Barnes and Nobel and other big stores but this is the best little book store I've ever been in. Delightfully merchandised with very attractive displays.
This book store must be the local kids favorite because we saw so many moms with excited kinder looking in the kids section.

Military history is one of the specialties of this store which attracted my husband. I loved the gift section, GREAT selection of tote bags and different jewelry from the mass marketers. This is a must do if you like books when visiting Coronado.
Written March 23, 2015
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Tyler R
1 contribution
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
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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travel248957
Chicago, IL79 contributions
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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