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7 Local Bookstores in Tampa Bay to Visit For Your Next Read

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Calling all bookworms! 📚 Whether you’re an avid reader or curious to browse, head to one of these local bookstores in Tampa Bay. Not only do they have an amazing selection of books, many offer treats, like coffee or wine, and book clubs for you to participate.

Keep scrolling to discover your new favorite bookstores in Tampa Bay!

Book and Bottle

Books + wine = Book and Bottle

Located in downtown St. Pete, Book and Bottle is a great spot to pick up a new book or bottle of wine, enjoy fresh brewed coffee, or hang with friends at happy hour. They offer a great selection of fiction, nonfiction, local authors, and cookbooks.

This cozy bookstore hosts numerous events throughout the month. From book clubs to author workshops to wine tastings, head to their Events Calendar to plan your next visit!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 8AM-6PM
Wednesday – Saturday | 8AM-9PM
Sunday | 12PM-8PM

📍 17 6th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Oxford Exchange

Not only is Oxford Exchange home to a beautiful restaurant, it’s home to one of the most picture-worthy bookstores in Tampa Bay. Browse a selection of fiction and nonfiction bestsellers and the classics, like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jane Austen.

Pick up your newest read and head to the Buddy Brew or TeBella cafe, also located inside Oxford Exchange, for the perfect afternoon. Be sure to stop in the gift shop as well!

Monday – Friday | 7:30AM-5:30PM
Saturday – Sunday | 9AM-5:30PM

📍420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

Mojo Books & Records

Books, records, and coffee, oh my! Mojo Books & Records is ultimate spot in North Tampa for new and used books and records. 

Enjoy a seasonal menu of coffees and teas while you shop around! The specialty lemonades, like lavender ginger, are our go-to.

Pro-tip: if you’re looking to make room on your bookshelf, head to Mojo Books & Records to sell pr trade your books!

Monday-Saturday | 11AM-8PM
Sunday | 11AM-7PM

📍 2540 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Pressed LKLD

Located in Lakeland, Pressed LKLD is such a cute independent bookstore and coffeeshop. Whether you’re looking for a new read, fresh cup of coffee, or a place to get some work done, this is your new go-to spot.

Treat yourself to something sweet! Pressed LKLD brews Ethos Coffee and sells delicious baked goods from Honeycomb Bread Bakers, both fellow local businesses!

Sunday – Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Friday | 7AM-7PM
Saturday | 8AM-6PM
Sunday | 12PM-8PM

📍 213 E. Bay St., Lakeland, FL 33801

Tombolo Books

Located in St. Pete’s Grand Central District, Tombolo Books features a curated selection of the best new fiction and nonfiction titles from around the world. They host lots of events and book clubs, so check out their Events Calendar.

After you’ve picked out your new book, head to Black Crow Coffee or Squeeze Juice Works, located next door, to enjoy a refreshing beverage!

Pro-tip: if you’re having a hard time picking out a book, grab one from their “Blind Date with a Book” section. These books are wrapped with a short summary, so you won’t judge a book by the cover. 

Monday-Thursday | 10AM-7PM
Friday-Sunday | 10AM -5:30PM 

📍2153 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

📷 Wilson's Book World

Wilson's Book World

Did you know that St. Pete is home to one of the oldest bookstores in Southeastern United States. Wilson’s Book World has been family owned and operated since 1971. They maintain a consistent, on shelf inventory of over 250,000 hard covers, paperbacks, comics, manuscripts, and ephemera.

Wilson’s Book World has a wide variety of titles & subjects with a friendly, knowledge staff. You’re guaranteed to find a book you’ll love here!

Monday-Saturday | 10AM-6PM
Sunday | Closed

📍 535 16th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Back in the Day Books

Throwing it back to the classics and keeping it relevant with today’s bestsellers, Back in the Day Books in Dunedin is a lovely bookstore with so much to offer. Their selection includes half new books and half used, classics and rare obscure books.

The owner, Boe Rushing, is a past two-term President of the Florida Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association, and really knows his stuff when it comes to the art of books and literacy.

Pro-tip: head to Tukro Coffee, around the corner, for a cozy atomsphere to enjoy your new book!

Sunday-Wednesday | 10AM-7PM
Thursday-Saturday | 10AM-9PM

📍355 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698

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Madison Skipper

Madison Skipper

Probably hanging out a coffee shop, local bookstore or farmers market. 🫶