The Book Works
2670 Via de la Valle
Del Mar, CA
Southern California is gorgeous! The weather is perfect. The people are pretty. It feels like a place with a lot of spare time and money. It’s only fitting that any local indie is just as gorgeous. Check these photos out! The Book Works is a fun store in Del Mar with a great location. The Salk Institute is nearby. UCSD is also. It’s a book store in a high traffic area in an outdoor mall (The Flower Hill Promenade).
It couldn’t have a better location. There are restaurants around. There are boutiques. Right next door is a popular cafe. I can’t believe how many times I’ve seen this relationship now: book stores PARTNERING with cafes. The best arrangement seems to be when two distinctcompanies share space.
Because of well-read customers and thirty-five years of history, The Book Works has built a massive reading program that an author would be lucky to be invited to. They have an especially large science series
And as far as community building, get a load of this: The Book Works partners with local public radio to host fundraisers on behalf of a news desk that covers culture and imagination.
Finally, The Book Works also presents Spring and Fall lists to book groups.
A lot of sold work is going on in this very handsome-looking store. They also have a great selection of sidelines, including antique jewelry.