Mysterious Galaxy

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Mysterious Galaxy
FoundedMay 8, 1993
FounderTerry Gilman, Maryelizabeth Hart (Maryelizabeth Yturralde), and Jeff Mariotte
HeadquartersSan Diego
WebsiteOfficial site

Mysterious Galaxy is an independent bookstore located in San Diego, California. It was founded in 1993 and caters mostly to fans of genre fiction such as mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and horror. It is noted for hosting book signings and readings by numerous authors of the genres.


On May 8, 1993 Terry Gilman, Maryelizabeth Hart, and Jeff Mariotte hosted the grand opening of Mysterious Galaxy with prominent authors such as Ray Bradbury, David Brin, and Robert Crais in attendance as well as many fans of genre fiction.[1] With the tagline "Books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem" Mysterious Galaxy has filled the niche of San Diego's most prominent genre bookstore.[2]

Mysterious Galaxy opened a second location in Redondo Beach in mid-2011.[3]


  1. ^ "Mysterious Galaxy store information". Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  2. ^ "Meet Independent Bookstore Owner Maryelizabeth Hart". Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  3. ^ Werris, Wendy (2011-02-24). "Mysterious Galaxy Will Expand to Second Location". Publishers Weekly.

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Coordinates: 32°49′10″N 117°10′39″W / 32.8194°N 117.1775°W / 32.8194; -117.1775