Sandcastle Tales Del Mar Bookstore & Gift Booktique

A Fantastic Selection of Books and Gifts for Children and Parents!

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Beloved Children's Books

Any Book For Any Age

Audio Books Listen All

Fantastic Local Authors

Sandcastle Tales is a family-owned independent bookstore in Del Mar, CA. Located just a few steps from our beautiful beaches and parks, our local bookshop now offers the latest books and gifts for convenient online order. Once the statewide lockdown ends, San Diego children of all ages are welcome to enjoy our fun weekly events such as story time with arts and crafts. As parents, we are thrilled to serve our neighbors and families. There is something special at our store for children, parents, grandparents and the coolest uncles and aunts in our community. As a "booktique" we offer a wide selection of brand new children’s books, from the classics to contemporary favorites. And we have the latest toys, beach apparel, gifts and crafts that help stimulate young minds and provide fantastic literary experiences for the whole family!

Store Update: May 19th, 2020

For safety reasons, our location in the Del Mar Village is temporarily unavailable to visitors due to the statewide lockdown. But there's good news: if you need gifts and books, you can simply shop our online store. We currently offer Free Shipping to locals in 92014 and 92130 zip codes! All of our items are brand new and carefully handled. We are parents ourselves and understand the importance of safety and cleanliness.

Sandcastle Tales Signature Surprise Gift Boxes

Dinosaurs

Dragons

Ocean Life

Galaxy