Mysterious Galaxy Moves to Larger Space in San Diego
|Maryelizabeth Hart moving the e-books at Mysterious Galaxy.|
On Saturday, Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, Calif., moved a little more than two miles to a new location that, at 3,200 square feet, is twice the size of its previous store. Maryelizabeth Hart, who owns Mysterious Galaxy with Terry Gilman and Jeff Mariotte, said that the new store has "lots more room for books and author events and a bigger back room for processing inventory for both in-store and off-site events."
On moving day, the store took an unusual break: at 2 p.m., it stopped unpacking and shelving to host science fiction author Gini Koch, whose Universal Alien, the 10th novel in the Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt series, has just been published by DAW.
Mysterious Galaxy described the new storefront as "just off Balboa and Genesee in a thriving retail environment." The new space will "accommodate even larger numbers of fans for [the] growing events business" and offers "increased resources for [our] updated business model, which includes an expanding community outreach program. For years, Mysterious Galaxy has partnered with publishers and organizations to connect authors and readers in a variety of outside venues, including schools, libraries and corporations, providing a vital service to the local literary community. These partnerships continue to be a growth area."
Established in 1993, Mysterious Galaxy was in its last location for 14 years. Earlier this year, Mysterious Galaxy closed the retail storefront of its Redondo Beach branch, which it had opened in 2011.
Mysterious Galaxy's new address is: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, Calif. 92111.