Upstart Crow doesn't have a huge book selection, but I was able to find a new book that I was looking for (Tell the Wolves I'm Home). For me, the biggest draw is that they have a place to curl up with a good book, and the atmosphere is great. Funky, colorful, and quiet, it's a unique stop for any book lover, and I'm happy to support bookstores like this.
It's also located in beautiful Seaport Village, which is right on the water. It's quaint and mostly quiet (it can get a little touristy, but it's not too bad), and there are a lot places to sit and read outside. Jordan and I enjoyed this view of the ocean while sharing a warm pretzel.
Seaport Village offers a great collection of unique shops, many of which are local to San Diego only. My favorite stops include Presenting the Soap Opera, the California Candle Gallery, and Sinfulicious. I may have to write a review about that last shop because it is so cool - they make completely customized bath and shower products right in the store, giving each customer their own signature scent. Mine is Ruby Grapefruit and Italian Blood Orange, the perfect mix of citrus for a fun and very refreshing scent that isn't too overpowering. I love it!
Where are your favorite places to read and/or write?