As of March 21st, our physical storefront is unfortunately closed to the browsing public due to the coronavirus outbreak and the State of California's mandate of "shelter in place." However, we would encourage you to shop this website instead - in fact, this may be the best way for you to ensure our survival as your local bookseller through this crisis, as gauche as that sounds. Obviously we believe in the healing balm of literature and would love your continued support in this hopefully temporary era of social distancing.

We're generally sticking to a schedule of Monday-Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday for order fulfillment and local delivery. Please be patient if you've placed an order online - just know that we are working through all the orders as fast as we can!

We are currently offering reduced media mail shipping at $1 per book. And we are still providing free local delivery to our surrounding neighborhoods: South Park, Golden Hill, North Park, Uptown, neighborhoods in close proximity to Balboa Park on the west side, plus downtown. If you have any questions about local delivery, please just ask.

And mostly, thank you. It has been the hardest decision we've had to make as business owners to close the shop to regular traffic. But we know that the only way to keep this awful thing at bay is to change behaviors, hence the difficult decision.
As always, we thank you for your continued, humbling support.
Please stay safe and healthy.

Catapult Bestsellers

When the Whales Leave Cover Image
The Bear Cover Image
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Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel Cover Image
Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
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French Exit: A Novel Cover Image
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The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
Weather: A novel Cover Image
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
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Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
Apeirogon: A Novel Cover Image
The Cactus League: A Novel Cover Image
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Around the World in 80 Trees: (The perfect gift for tree lovers) Cover Image
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The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image

New Books!

Even with the doors closed we have lots of new books arriving all the time. Check out the latest FICTION and NONFICTION


New Puzzles!

Nothing stops the spread of a pandemic like a good puzzle. Here are some new ones!