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Library Shop

We are a partnership between the San Diego Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit the San Diego Public Library system. We have a carefully curated selection of books, jewelry, children’s merchandise, gifts and art. We support local vendors and artisans whenever possible. Come down and check us out! We are located on the ground floor of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, near the entrance.


Small Business SaturdaySaturday, November 29, 12-6 pm
Come help us celebrate our second Small Business Saturday! We’ll be celebrating with live music, warm drinks, and a holiday tag making table outside the shop. Take 25% off your entire purchase (some exclusions apply).


First Friday - Friday, December 5, 6-8 pm
To kick off December, we’re hosting our inaugural First Friday event. This after-hours evening is free to attend, and all the books in the shop will be 25% off. Shop, mingle with local artists, and enjoy the festive atmosphere.


Lunch/ShopEvery Wednesday, 12-2 pm, November 26, December 3, December 10, December 17
Do you live or work in East Village? Stop by the Library Shop on your lunch hour on Wednesdays this holiday season. Locals receive 25% off their entire purchase- just mention East Village when you check out. We will have something unique planned every Wednesday, so be sure to follow us on social media for more details @libraryshopSD.


Holiday Visit from the Grinch! December 13, 10 am-12 pm
Join us for a very special family event featuring Dr. Seuss’s Grinch! We will have a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by an acclaimed local storyteller, a holiday music performance from the Raggle Taggle Band, a holiday craft for kids and a chance to have your photo taken with the Grinch himself! Please bring your own camera.



Phone: (619) 236-5802
Address: 330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

Parking is available in the library’s underground lot–two hours free with validation available in the lobby. 


  • Monday through Thursday 10 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday through Sunday Noon – 6 pm