Warwick's

Warwick's, San Diego: Hours, Address, Warwick's Reviews: 5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Warwick's is San Diego's premier destination for books, gifts, stationery, fine pens and office and art supplies. Family-owned since 1896, La Jolla's iconic establishment is host to over 100 author signings and events every year. Independent, high curated, unique and fun... a favorite for locals and tourists alike.
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2beans2000
San Diego, CA3,094 contributions
Took out of towners and they LOVED WARWICKS!
Nov 2019 • Family
We love to walk all around in the village if La Jolla, our home. And when we have visiting friends or family, we enjoy walking with them in the village as well as along the coastline.

Warwicks is one of my favorite place to take everyone. It is my own favorite store because I love to peruse the incredible array of books, find book gifts for any age friend/family member, and wander into the gift section of the store to see what delights the buyers have selected for the season at hand!!

And so, my brother and sister-in-law were visiting and we walked to Warwicks... a slow stroll through gifts and books led to the inevitable comment that WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE WARWICKS IN OUR TOWN!!

And I heartily agreed, we are indeed blessed to have a well-run, family-owned, independent book store. And thus we frequent Warwicks often for books, gifts, art supplies, cards, stationery, author lectures, and seeing friends from throughout the community.

Written 30 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cutes12
Parker, CO35 contributions
Wonderful Selection of Office Goodies & Gifts!
Sep 2019
I visited Warwick's while in town for a wedding & was pleased to discover a treasure trove of unique stationary products & greeting cards, a vast selection of high quality writing implements & even lots of lovely jewelry & small gifts! I left with some gorgeous greeting cards, a sweet tiny music box, a pair of charming earrings & some other lovely little gifts for my friends! What a delightful store! I will surely return! Thank you, Warwick's!
Written 21 October 2019
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illinois travelere
1,510 contributions
stellar children's section
Aug 2019
This is an update to my August 27, 2016 review.

This time I'd like to focus on their stellar children's section -- not just well-chosen books, but also quality crafts, games, toys, and stickers.

Additionally, on this visit I bought a specialty pen and my companion purchased a bottle of Herbin fountain pen ink. There is also a wonderful selection of journals.
Written 26 August 2019
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Jim T
Austin, TX795 contributions
Support Your Local Indy Bookstore
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is a well stocked local independent bookstore, connected to a stationary shop next door. Plenty of staff recommendations, plus book signings and a fairly wide selection make this your go to place for new books in the area. Magazines too. Parking on the street.
Written 20 June 2019
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2beans2000
San Diego, CA3,094 contributions
I love our community independent best bookstore ever!!
Feb 2019 • Solo
Warwicks is our treasured bookstore where the people working there know what you like and they read deeply and often-making wonderful recommendations.

Warwicks has books, gifts, art supplies, office supplies, high-end pens, beautiful stationery, more books and more books.

Warwicks is a neighborhood of readers within the neighborhood of La Jolla.

My kids grew up asking if they could always go to Warwicks... and they grew up to be big readers, kids who loved and still love to read. When we travel, we always look for an independent book store to visit, a “Warwicks” on the road.

Come visit Warwicks and enjoy the treasured place of readers, community, and Nancy Warwick and her team. Nancy Warwick carries on her family’s legacy of dedication to the readers of all ages in our community.
Written 4 February 2019
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2beans2000
San Diego, CA3,094 contributions
Exquisite Independent Bookstore: Books, Gifts, More Books, and Great People!
Oct 2018 • Solo
I’ve lived in La Jolla for 24 years and I am so thankful to have Warwick’s as a resource and respite in our community.

I just ordered a bunch of books as varied as a sous vide cookbook, a book on Julian of Norwich, and Hope vs Optimism.... Warwicks either has the books or will get the books or will bring in the interesting authors who write the books! It’s all about being and growing a community of readers.

The children’s section is magical, with brightly colored carpets and cushions to sit upon and start reading the books.... nooks and books to explore plus stuffed animals and puzzles and more books and more!

And then there is the gift side of Warwicks..... oh, they have a great buyer, or buyers.... such whimsical and wonderful gift items (as well as practical ones) grace the shelves.

It’s also the best source for note cards (yes, writing handwritten notecards is still important and fun!), stationery/invitations, school/office supplies, and fine quality leather book/messenger bags as well has beautiful pens.

Holidays always bring the best decorations and specialty pieces for entertaining to the shelves at Warwicks.

Warwicks is a treasure and we give thanks for their contributions to the community. We invite visitors to come and stroll, linger, explore, shop.... and READ!!
Written 30 October 2018
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The_Rock_50
Mount Pearl, Canada532 contributions
Great Local Bookstore
Jun 2018 • Couples
Great local book store complete a wide range of gift items & stationary. Nice alternative to the big box seller for sure and some unique items available. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 9 August 2018
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Kim C
Los Angeles, CA90 contributions
Gift and book store with unique products, complimentary book wrap, incredible customer service! Dog friendly.
Apr 2018 • Solo
I purchased 2 books; 1 as a gift that was beautifully wrapped. The customer service is incredible! There are several sections of this gift store and the items everywhere are original. Major beach vibe in the items. From the jewelry section to the cards and stationery to the books, be sure to allow extra time to look around. The place is well known in the area (a local referred me) and very busy. Dog friendly!! and actually they even took time out to give my dog TLC. Highly recommend if you need a gift or book for anyone. It would be my number 1 choice if I lived locally.
Written 24 April 2018
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2beans2000
San Diego, CA3,094 contributions
Best book store in San Diego! Books, gifts, more books!
Dec 2017 • Family
Warwick’s is a family-owned and managed independent bookstore that has a skilled team of people on staff to help you choose books or order books for yourself or as gifts.

The children’s section is excellent and has a reading area with cushions for kids and parents alike to try out the books before buying!!

Their various book sections have great depths, whether biography, historical fiction, novels, novellas, travel, faith-based, history, arts, or any other area.

The gift section is an entire other part of the store and is perfect for birthdays or any gift giving. Holidays bring great decorations and the card section can bring hours of delight!

The secret for locals is.... there are 4-5 parking spots in the back alley!!
Written 23 December 2017
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ImagineThatGlass
Tallahassee, FL88 contributions
I must have died- heaven on earth
Nov 2017 • Couples
I will admit to a bit of a book addiction. And a bit of an art addiction. Walking into this bookstore/art supplier/fine craft venue... well, I’m surprised I could tear myself away. Clearly well-curated, dog friendly, helpful but non intrusive staff- this place is a must visit. Don’t miss all the mobiles and they have a big children’s selection too. Only bad thing: 1500 miles from Home. Sigh.
Written 11 November 2017
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Warwick's is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM