Our History

La Playa Books opened its doors October 25, 2016. We are a used and out-of-print bookstore with a sprinkling of new books and gifts.

Our family has been in San Diego since 1886 and is active in philanthropy and community events. This engagement with the community was our impetus to create a place of education and activity in our neighborhood. We participate in offsite literary events, host quarterly art openings and provide author support at local events.

Our mission is to keep books and literacy alive in San Diego.