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Upstart Crow

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Quaint Bookstore that Honors the Bard!!

Excellent coffee and always a nice, streamlined array of books chosen by a reader with a keen eye... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Cafe, books, gifts and a really fun experience

In Seaport Village this little gem of a shop (2 floors) is a must-see for us every visit we come to... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
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An amusing little bookstore filled with eclectic and charming curios, books, stationery, toys and San Diego-related literature.
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835 W. Harbor Drive at Kettner Boulevard, Seaport Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Excellent coffee and always a nice, streamlined array of books chosen by a reader with a keen eye. My family loves to browse this little bookstore whenever we're at Seaport Village and it's wonderful to see the underlying tribute to William Shakespeare.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Tucked into Seaport Village in San Diego this small bookstore/coffeehouse is a nice little retreat. The coffee is decent and the seating is a little tight, but on the cozy side. There is not much in here in the way of books unless you have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This used to be a great independent bookstore. Now, apart from a very few children's books, all that is left is a coffee bar and some gewgaws. Sorry to see another inde capitulate!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gangwarily
Reviewed 31 March 2018

In Seaport Village this little gem of a shop (2 floors) is a must-see for us every visit we come to San Diego. The gift items are clever, unique and varied. We enjoy passing by the suit of armor with wings on the way to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a woman alone this is a nice place to have a quiet break and rest your feet. The books are diverse. This is not Barnes and Nobles. But come and enjoy the interesting people the kindness and have a coffee or not....More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

First time to Upstart Crow and found it to be the gem in all the usual places. If you like eclectic places to visit and maybe run into a local you have found the spot. A little off the main path but well worth finding...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

This bookstore has a very small selection of books. The vast majority of the store's merchandise is cards, toys, gifts and all kinds of cutesy stuff. They do have a large selection of Penguin classic books, but if you are looking for something more current,...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband was attending a conference in San Diego and I had a lot of time to kill and not enough reading material. The Upstart Crow, located in Seaport Village along the water near the Convention Center, had a good selection of books and a...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Stopped by while visiting Seaport Village. Found a good cup of coffee and a nice area to sit and enjoy it. If you want to read, relax, people-watch, or play a large game of checkers, Upstart Crow works. Lots of interesting shopping and great selection...More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Lovely place to hang out and relax. Good diverse selection of books, good coffee, yummy cakes. eclectic mix of music in th background. a real find in this tourist village. Plus if you make a purchase you can use the wifi. Those of us from...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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