The Artist Formerly Known as San Diego Technical Books

Monday, October 18, 2004, 10:47 —by Joe Crawford
This item was posted in Nerdy category and has 3 Comments so far. is the reincarnation of San Diego Technical Books, which apparently is having some drama lately involving financial difficuties, and perhaps bankruptcy. But all that I’ve heard is gossip thus far.

In the meantime, check That Technical Bookstore dot com for your geeky book needs.

And actually, someone told me there’s a technical bookstore in downtown San Diego I’ve been meaning to try out. But the name escapes me at the moment.

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3 Responses to “The Artist Formerly Known as San Diego Technical Books”

  1. jasonp said on Saturday, October 23, 2004, 14:11

    From what I just found out I guess the problem was with their previous landlord when they were still at the location next to the Japanese supermarket Mitsuwa and across from In-N-Out near 163.

    TThe owner of the corporate plaza where they used to be were raising the lease too high and not re-negotiating with them. There was some sort of dispute they sued them and I guess they’re in the middle of bankruptcy right now.
    I knew something was up when the changed their location early this year.

    So I guess now they’re changed from “San Diego Technical Books” to “” but the staff and previous website is the same basically. I think they weren’t able to leave a forwarding address because of the bankruptcy.
    They have a new small store with the new name in the same office suite area as the last location off Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

    If you want technical books this is by far the best bookstore in San Diego. I hope they can pull it through.
    Go by and support them.

  2. Kate Reifers said on Saturday, October 23, 2004, 16:21

    Hello to our loyal technical book customers!!
    San Diego Technical Books, Inc. filed bankruptcy at the end of September due to a dispute with our former landlord. In the end this was the only way to protect ourselves. The other comment is right, we are now located in a small office suite though only temporarily. WE WILL BE IN A RETAIL LOCATION BY DECEMBER!!!
    We appreciate everyone who has helped to spread the word. Because of the bankruptcy we could not forward our phone number or website to our brand new bookstore. BUT…. We are at the end of the process to buy our name, website and phone number back from the bankruptcy trustee.
    Again, thank you to everyone who has supported us the last 22 years. We will not go down without a fight!!!!

    come visit or call us! our physical location is 7510 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite 206 (upstairs)

    858-614-4323 phone
    858-614-1859 fax

    We will be open for now Monday – Saturday 10-6
    It is the loyalty of our customers that keeps us in business!

  3. june kopplin said on Sunday, May 16, 2010, 13:19

    I went to your new website and only found tech books for city planners, designers etc. I am looking for a microsoft tech manual for window 7. I need something more than an online “test drive” approach to learning how to use the system. I am from the old school of read, try, notate in the book, flag it for furture reference. Help!

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