Pennywise Books
A San Diego Used Bookstore
1331 Garnet Ave. Pacific Beach

Buy - Sell - Trade
(858) 270 - 1640


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Bus directions at bottom

Pennywise Books is near the intersection of
 Garnet Ave. & Fanuel
We are next door to 7- Eleven & Reach Yoga



Map below is interactive. 
Note the cross streets on Garnet Ave.
 are in alphabetical order

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Directions from Mapquest


Parking is usually not a problem on the 1300 block of Garnet. In a pinch 7-- Eleven or Starbucks both have parking lots. No parking meters. Free for 2 hours.

Directions from 5 South (La Jolla side)

  • Exit Garnet Ave.

  • After passing McDonald's at freeway exit turn RIGHT onto Garnet.

  • At "fork" in road keep RIGHT and follow signs to "Garnet Business District"

  • Note the cross streets are in "backwards" alphabetical order

  • Pennywise Books is on Garnet between Gresham and Fanuel

  • At Gresham is a Starbucks & Vallarta Express. We are a few doors down from Starbucks next to Reach Yoga



From 5 North (Sea World & Mission Bay side)

  • Exit Grand & Garnet Ave.

  • When exiting the freeway keep LEFT

  • Follow the flow of traffic and turn LEFT onto GRAND AVE.

  • Go all the way down GRAND AVE.

  • Note the cross streets are in "backwards" alphabetical order

  • When you reach FANUEL (there is a traffic light at this intersection) turn RIGHT

  • Go 2 VERY SHORT blocks on Fanuel

  • Turn RIGHT again onto Garnet Ave.

  • We are right next door to Reach Yoga



      Bus Directions  

The bus routes thru Pacific Beach are 8, 9, 27, 30

San Diego Transit Official Site

From Mission Beach, Crown Point, Sea World,
 Sports Arena & Old Town Transit Center (Trolley)

Full Size Map of Routes 8 & 9

From Clairemont and Kearny Mesa

Full Size Map of Route 27

From UTC Transit Center, La Jolla,
 Old Town Transit Center (Trolley) & Downtown San Diego

Full Size Map of Route 30


Pennywise Books
1331 Garnet Ave.
San Diego CA 92109
Cross Street: Fanuel
Established: 1982

(858) 270 - 1640


10:00 - 5:00
Closed Sundays
& Mondays

Holidays & Vacations

Book Donations
Always Welcome


Prices: 50% Cover Price
Or Trade: 1 for 1 + 25% Cover

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