Reader Books

The San Diego Reader archives contain more than 40 years of unique journalism. It's our mission to reintroduce the best of our writing to a new generation of readers in eBook form, free from advertising. Reader eBooks are available from a variety of popular eBook stores including Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo Books.

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Here are the Reader eBooks currently available or coming soon:

Wing Men

Who Was Behind the Navy Tomcats?

by Neal Matthews

Coming soon!

All Things Mission Beach

Landmarks, annual events, history, and Reader stories from the past 40 years

Coming soon!

All Things Pacific Beach

Landmarks, annual events, history, and Reader stories from the past 40 years

Coming soon!

A Few Rounds with the Mongoose

A 1985 Road Trip with Boxing Champ Archie Moore

by Neal Matthews

San Diego's Worst Floods

by Jeff Smith

The Answer Man

25 years of facts ... mostly

by Matthew Alice

A Great Escape

Edouard Izac's escape from a World War I German P.O.W. camp

by Jeff Smith

Five-Star Reviews, from The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe to Yojimbo

by Duncan Shepherd

San Diego Beer News Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries

by Brandon Hernández

First in the Air

John Montgomery's flight 19 years before Kitty Hawk

by Jeff Smith

The Last Meeting of the Dove Club

A Pioneer Family's Tragedy

by Laura McNeal

The Toothpicks

A Mexican Cartel in San Diego

by Laura McNeal

The Death of Judy Huscher

by Laura McNeal

A Bad, Bad Boy

Frank Bompensiero, The Most Feared Mobster in Southern California for 30 Years

by Judith Moore

Tour de Cheesesteak

A lot of Philadelphia in San Diego

by Ian Pike

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