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I live in Tampa and thought I'd put in a plug for a newish bookstore here -- Mojo, which is on Fowler Avenue, next to University Square Mall. They have a good selection of used books and a few new ones, and they're filling a bit of the void left by the closing of Just Books, which was a university-area institution. They've bought nearly every book I've brought in (including a library book my mom had bought and wanted to unload), and the place is big. Good film and music books, and a growing selection of CDs and albums. They seem pickier about the CDs they buy, though.
Hi Editrixie - I live near Tampa - I will have to check it out. I am just glad that they didn't close the Waldenbooks in my local mall. Darn Borders! (But I love their coupons). =)
Hey, mrstreme, if you happen to be closer to St. Pete, I recommend Wilson's Book World. They've bought very few of my books, but I still like 'em anyway. ;-) The store's Web page is at http://www.abebooks.com/home/GNOSTIC/home.htm.
if you are in volusia county, this "low-paying, freaky population" must read a lot! here are some top notch bookstores in the area:
1. The Muse, downtown DeLand. Well-kept selection with many 20th century literary firsts.
2. The Family Bookstore. about a half-acre of mostly used books (hardback, paperback, and everything in between). Located on the Boulevard, north of downtown and Stetson across from IHOP.
3. Half-Off Books, Orange City, Enterprise Road. This is a very new store (six months) and has an eclectic inventory.
4. Patti's Paperbacks. Located in the Industrial Park of Orange City, this 95 percent paperback store has many of those old firsts from every genre, including sci-fi, mystery, and romance.
5. Mandala Books, Daytona Beach. Heading toward the beach, go past US 1 on International Speedway Blvd., then look to the right. Probably the best selection in the county, from Hemingway firsts to rare books for low prices.Victor Newman provides an extremely pleasant place to browse.
Abraxus. On Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Used and rare.
And then there are the plethora of thrift stores in this area, with scores of shelves of books of all kinds. One to visit for sure in DeLand is Our Father's Closet on State Road 40 East of town. I have found sooo many rare books thrown into these thrift crypts, as I call them.
Last, but certainly not least, are the continual and dated library sales by the score every day of the year. I've picked up first editions of modern writers for $1.00 or less so many times I couldn't tell you, and these librarians often use volunteer assistants to choose the books and people the sale. Ergo a first edition of Kerouwac's ON THE ROAD for 50 cents.
The best place in Jacksonville has to be Chamblin's Book Mine @ 4551 Roosevelt Blvd. Jacksonville, Florida 32210. www.chamblinbookmine.com
You can really find some rare gems in here. The place is huge. It's really easy to get lost in. Wich;if your like me, is a good thing.
Pensacola, AKA P'Cola for the locals, about an hour or so drive for me,I live in the country....trees and dirt everywhere...... there is Hawseys Book Annex, on Navy Blvd. closed on Mondays (AKA Black Mondays). Also, downtown on Gregory St. there is a funky store called Subterranean Books. These two are the best. If you are looking for a rare find, try Farley's on 12th Ave.
Chamblin's is easy to get lost in unless you're like me and know where to find all your favorite books.
If you're in the Bradenton/Sarasota area, check out "The Red Barn" on the weekends. There are a lot a book booths set up and you would be amazed at what you can find for 1 or 2 dollars! Also, check out Goodwill off of the Bee Ridge Exit (205) off of I75, has a book store that is awesome! The books are in nearly perfect conditions and extremely cheap! And they are pretty new! I'm talking 2010!
I'm In West Palm Beach.
I know of 2 bookstores that specialize in African-American books.
One is Mahogany Books & Cafe. It's in a "Neighborhood Walmart" shopping plaza on the North East corner of Okeechobee Blvd & Jog Road. They are open after 5pm most weekdays, and Saturday. 561-310-7080.
Then there is Pyramid Books on Gateway Blvd. Just before Federal HW 1 in Boynton Beach http://pyramidbooks.com/
Hi, I am in Wellington and have never heard about that bookstore. But will definitely try that out! Thanks.
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