Bluestocking Books is an independent bookstore on 5th Ave in Hillcrest selling new, used, and rare books. They look like a tiny shop from the outside, but their bookshelves run deep!
They have a generous collection of children's and YA lit and highlight the collection front and center. Unlike many used bookstores, they keep careful track of their inventory and can help you locate specific titles. I was very pleased when I handed a staff member a list of books I was looking for and she was able to tell me what they carried right away. They're also able to order books for you that they don't have on the shelves, AND they have their inventory available for purchase online- chain store convenience in a local shop!
Another benefit to Bluestocking Books is their location. Certainly Hillcrest is lovely (minus the parking situation...grr), but more specifically they are across the street from 5th Ave Books. This gives you an opportunity to browse two excellent collections in the same trip!