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Upstart Crow

835 W. Harbor Drive at Kettner Boulevard, Seaport Village, San Diego, CA 92101-7748
+1 619-232-4855
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How sad!

This used to be a great independent bookstore. Now, apart from a very few children's books, all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas D
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Burnaby, Canada
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
on_the_go_98765
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Tucson
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
31 Mar 2018
“Cafe, books, gifts and a really fun experience”
2 weeks ago
“How sad!”
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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 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Douglas D
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
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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

1  Thank Nikkisibley
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Whenever we visit San Diego, we always stop at Upstart Crow to get their Chai Latte and to purchase greeting cards. They've got a fabulous selection of cards that always make us laugh. If you are looking for a unique gift or card, or just...More

Thank Cleomissy
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Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

Love this establishment for its independant spirit and style. Here, everyone is kind and customer oriented. While there, I noticed the staff went to lengths to access materials high on shelves while assisting a patron in a wheelchair. Have been back here multiple times for...More

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