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Joyride Bookshop acknowledges that our work takes place on Indigenous land and it is with humility, respect, and gratitude that through our work we strive to restore justice and right the historical wrongs of colonization, genocide, and oppression.

At Joyride Bookshop, we strive to include many voices, many perspectives, and many ideas on our shelves. Children who visit our shop will find a story that reflects their own lived experience. They will also find stories that contain experiences very different from their own - that open their eyes to the wonder, beauty, complexity, and difficulty of the world but do not condescend to them or dismiss things they know to be true. We want them to laugh and play and question and, most importantly, feel seen and valued within the pages and spaces we offer. Welcome to Joyride Bookshop, where we have a book for all children, everywhere.

Joyride Bookshop aims to support children and families in San Diego by providing two storefronts and our mobile bookshop that caters to a diversity of communities in a diversity of ways. Please visit us at:


The Arts District at Liberty Station

2750 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 104 (Barracks 15), San Diego CA 92106 

Open 10am - 5pm weekly, Thursday - Saturday




The New Children's Museum

200 W. Island Avenue, San Diego CA 92101

Open 9am-4pm daily, closed Tuesdays




Book our mobile book truck for special events. Email or contact us @Joyridebooks on Instagram for more information. 



Thank you to our community partners who have welcomed us and worked with us toward projects that bring the joy of books to ALL children, everywhere:


Reading Legacies 


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The NTC Foundation


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Words Alive


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The International Mingei Museum


Mingei International


The New Children’s Museum 


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Convivio Society San Diego


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Drag Queen Story Hour San Diego


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Here's how to get in touch:

By Mail:

Joyride Bookshop

PO Box 635186

San Diego, California 92163


By Email: