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3793 30th Street

San Diego CA, 92104

(619) 501-7466

Open EVERY DAY from 10 AM - 7 PM

upcoming events

Friday October 27 @ 8 PM - AMERICAN CREAM Release Event with City Works Press

Tuesday October 31 @ 5 - 7 PM - Halloween Party!!

Wednesday November 13 @ 7:30 PM - Verbatim Poets Society Open-Mic Poetry Reading PLUS CAKE! (VPS is held the second Wednesday of every month)


about us

Verbatim Books is a used and rare bookstore which features a wide and eclectic range of gently-loved and antiquarian books. We also carry new titles from over 120 local authors. Our zine corner is full of stuff made by local zine and chapbook creators, as well as some of the best from distributors such as Pioneers Press, Microcosm Publishing, Tiny Splendor, Burn All Books and more! Lots of new stock every day, too!


buying/trading

We are now buying every day from 10 AM - 7 PM!

We pay approximately 30% in cash or 50% in store credit of the value of the books we can use. Store credit is good just like cash in our store; use it at any time and on any product.

Please note that we are extremely selective about the quality of out books, though we do buy all types and genres of books.

Please feel free to call ahead if you have a very large amount of books (over 5 boxes) and we can try to arrange a time to help you bring them into the store. For your convenience, we can also make appointments.


Send us a message and we'll get back to you ASAP.

John Theilmann

John Theilmann

map & directions

We are located in the heart of North Park, San Diego. Our nearest cross-street is North Park Way. We are one block south of University Avenue on 30th Street. Please feel free to call us at (619) 501-7466 if you would like us to help direct you to our location.