The Book Catapult is an independent bookstore located in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego. We opened in October 2017, offering all new books with a focus on new literary fiction, short stories, narrative nonfiction, science and nature writing, and kids picture books. But really we aim to stock those books that you didn't know you needed until you held them in your hands, thumbed their pages, and had a good conversation about them with an expert bookseller. That's really what we're all about. (Find out more about who we are and the history of The Book Catapult in the "About" section up above. And if you're looking for the old school Catapult, it's right here.)

In addition to 6000 books living in 1000 square feet, we also have two fantastic clothing & jewelry vendors mixed in among the books and in a dedicated boutique space.

Current Catapult Bestsellers

High School Cover Image
Little Book of Bees: The Fascinating World of Bees, Hives, Honey, and More Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
French Exit: A Novel Cover Image
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death Cover Image
QueenSpotting: Meet the Remarkable Queen Bee and Discover the Drama at the Heart of the Hive; Includes 48 Queenspotting Challenges Cover Image
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
The Secrets We Kept: A novel Cover Image
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (An Auntie Poldi Adventure #1) Cover Image

Coming Soon - Available for Preorder!