Now OPEN: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-3pm

Guests may now come in for browsing!!! All persons entering must wear facemask and practice social distancing. We offer curbside pickup, phone orders or email orders for guests at high risk.

We are allowing books to sit for up to 7 days before shelving to insure your safety. We use bleach and disinfecting solution between customers. We accept cash or credit cards.

Please shop with us and tell your friends!!😍


Email orders: bookplacesandiego@gmail.com

6122 Lake Murray Blvd. La Mesa, CA 91942

Used Books

We have over 60,000 thousand books waiting for you to discover!

Prices are 1/2 or more off the cover price or 1/4 cover price w/trade in.
We also have Audio Books on CD, great for car trips and commuting, DVD’s and some Music CD’s.


Virgin River:
Original price $7.99,
Our price $3.50,
With trade-in price $1.75

Original price $9.99,
Our price $4.50,
With trade-in price $2.25

Original price $16.00,
Our price $5.00,
With trade-in price  $3.00

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Current Inventory

We carry Current Bestsellers, Children’s books, Young Adult books, Suspense, Trade Size Paperbacks, Mystery, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotica, Historical Fiction and Romance, Westerns, Sci-Fi, True Crime, Horror, Historical Mystery, Christian and Inspirational, Classics, Large Print, Non-Fiction and several hard to find series.

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Newly Expanded !
Children’s Book Section

We just tripled our Children’s/Young Adult Section!
We offer books for all ages; Primers, board books,
counting books and all the popular teen series.

Wait List & Private Collection

When our other options just aren’t enough, we also offer a”Waiting List”
for popular titles along with an option to “Rent” from our one of a kind,
“Private Collection”. 

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Our Goal: Happy Readers!

By offering hundreds of authors in dozens of genre’s, we hope to help you find your heart’s desire.

All of us that work at Book Place are avid readers and are always willing to share suggestions of favorite books and authors.  Let us help you find someone new to love.


Fly to the Moon, Stop the Bad Guys,
Rescue the Damsel or Fall in Love Again !

We are happy to share recommendations!

Blog / What’s New

Furry (or feathered) Guests, bring your Humans and
have your picture taken and added to the new “PET GUESTS”
page on our website.
Four legged friends can visit our posh Puppy Bar
while your people shop!

Cassie found just the book she was looking for!

“This Author really knows his stuff!”


Dr Seuss’ first book was rejected by over 20 publishers; his books have now sold over 500 million copies worldwide.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter was rejected many times, so she self-published 250 copies. It has now sold 45 million.

When he was six, Roald Dahl made his mother take him to meet Beatrix Potter. Potter, who disliked children, told them both to ‘buzz off.’

Visit Book Place for a great beach read!     Grab a book and towel and head to the beach..