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NewPages.com guide to the best Florida indie bookstores

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  • Downtown Books & Purl
  • 67 Commerce St.
  • City: Apalachicola
  • Phone: (850) 653-1290
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines: Magazines/Newspapers
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Simply the Best Little Bookstore (& Yarn Shop) in the Panhandle! Located in the historic and charming O.E. Cone building in the heart of downtown Apalachicola, we specialize in books about the area as well as a wide selection of fiction, children’s books, field guides, regional cooking and gardening titles and more! Visit us for regular author events throughout the year.

  • The Tide
  • 321 Park Ave
  • City: Boca Grande
  • Phone: (941) 964-2417
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Welcome to The Tide – a shop in beautiful Boca Grande.

Pyramid Books
  • Pyramid Books
  • 544-2 Gateway Blvd.
  • City: Boynton Beach
  • Phone: (561) 731-4422
  • Type: New books, Black-owned
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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African-American books and authors are our specialty: fiction, nonfiction, self-help, metaphysics, mysteries, Egyptology, Pan African, spiritual, science fiction, self-published, and hard to find books. Pyramid Books Editing Services is available to aspiring and published writers. Pyramid Books offers regular author events and celebrates Black History Month 365 days a year to educate all people about the African Diaspora. We stand for Hope and Possibility in the book industry.

We have been serving the good folks in the Brandon/Tampa, Florida area with a shop open to the public for over 27 years, making us one of the longest running used bookstores dealing in both hardcover and paperbacks in the Brandon/Tampa area! Although we do stock collectible and rare books, over two thirds of the books in our inventory are of the gently used variety. Our paperbacks are half off the original cover price of the book. We have something for every taste and budget.

Sunshine Book Co. is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters a love for reading through a diverse and wide selection of books from all genres.

We are more than a bookstore. We offer urban fiction, children books, history reference, religious reference, self-help/improvements, artwork, hand-carved masks, fragrance oils. Our Hours: Tuesday – 12pm-7pm. Wednesday-Friday – 10am-7pm. Saturday – 10am-5pm. Sunday & Monday – closed. Come see us for the perfect gift.

New & used independent bookstore in historic Cocoa Village! Proudly woman-owned.

  • Books & Books
  • 3409 Main Hwy.
  • City: Coconut Grove
  • Phone: (305) 477-0866
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food
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  • Books & Books
  • 265 Aragon Ave.
  • City: Coral Gables
  • Phone: (305) 442-4408
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea
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Books & Books is currently located in an exquisite 1927 building listed in the Coral Gables Register of Historic Places. The 9,000 square foot, Mediterranean-style building has original tile floors, a fireplace, beamed ceilings, floor-to-ceiling dark-wood bookshelves, and open-air courtyard and a full-service cafe. Our breezeway holds a newsstand with a wide selection of national and international newspapers and magazines.

  • Abraxas Books
  • 256 S. Beach St.
  • City: Daytona Beach
  • Phone: (386) 307-6478
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Quality used books on all subjects. Buy, sell, trade.

Family Book Shop
  • Family Book Shop
  • 1301 N. Woodland Blvd
  • City: Deland
  • Phone: (386) 736-6501
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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Established for 36 years, the store is 7,000 square feet with over one half million books in every genre! We trade used books, order new books and have a very large children’s section of new/used books. Stop by and discover the hidden treasure in your community.

The Muse Book Shop was founded in 1980, in Historic Downtown DeLand. Today we are a new and antiquarian book shop, featuring bestsellers, new releases, new paperbacks, and topographical maps.

From the classics to the obscure.

Celebrating 30 years, The Book Loft is is the oldest independent bookstore on Amelia Island, located in the heart of historic Fernandina Beach.

Story & Song Bookstore Bistro

Story & Song Bookstore Bistro is the perfect place to relax, refresh, connect, and discover over good books, literary events, and more.

We are a quaint used bookstore located in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Heartwood Books & Art
  • 3536 N Federal Hwy Ste 201
  • City: Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone: (954) 565-8020
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Magazines/Newspapers
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We have a diverse selection of pulps, comics, magazines and books for every reader, bibliophile and collector.

Rare books, antique maps and vintage magazines since 1978.

  • Annette's Book Nook
  • 7205 Estero Blvd. Ste. 701
  • City: Fort Myers Beach
  • Phone: (239) 463-3999
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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New and used books as well as unique Island gifts for all ages. Bring your previously loved paperbacks in for book credit.

  • Book Gallery West
  • 4121 NW 16th Blvd.
  • City: Gainesville
  • Phone: (352) 371-1234
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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The fastest special orders in town with no shipping costs! We buy used books every day! We have gifts and cards too. Our used books vary in price.

An independent bookstore located in downtown Gainesville, Florida. We carry new titles from small independent presses and brew fresh delicious coffee!

  • Patrick Paperbacks
  • 1867A South Patrick Dr.
  • City: Indian Harbour Beach
  • Phone: (321) 777-0170
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
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Selling new, used, and rare books, since 1976.

  • Chamblin's Uptown
  • 215 North Laura St.
  • City: Jacksonville
  • Phone: (904) 674-0868
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea
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We are a locally owned and operated bookstore. Chamblin’s Uptown has a cafe, free wi-fi, beer, wine, local art, and books! In business since 1976, this is our second store. This location can boast close to 800,000 books in inventory.

Celebrating diversity in literature and encouraging reading for all.

We are just like that bookstore around the corner in the Meg Ryan movie! We have old and new books, lots of Jacksonville and Florida history and so much more. We also have the largest selection of PAPYRUS greeting cards. We are a family owned business and enjoy getting to know our customers, so stop by today!

Books and Books is your locally-owned independent bookseller, and is coming to The Studios of Key West.

We specialize in Key West’s local writers with hundreds of titles by South Florida’s most famous authors. We carry first editions, signed titles, used books in all categories, and rare and antiquarian books.

  • Dancing Elephant
  • 801 Lake Ave
  • City: Lake Worth Beach
  • Phone: (561) 345-3130
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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  • Pressed LKLD
  • 213 E. Bay St.
  • City: Lakeland
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Welcome! We are an independent bookstore and coffeeshop located in downtown Lakeland. We hope you stop by to browse, read, and enjoy a good cup of coffee!

Find us in Bungalow Boutique and Gifts.

  • Dare Books
  • 245 N 17-92 Hwy
  • City: Longwood
  • Phone: (407) 673-3273
  • Type: New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty: African American
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Multicultural and general books including religious, business, childern’s, cook books, Caribbean, Latino, African, and more.

  • Nu2u Books
  • 2624 Aurorea Rd Ste A
  • City: Melbourne
  • Phone: (321) 549-8582
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Visit us for a wide array of used books. Please note: we are cash only so we can keep the prices of our books as low as possible.

  • Sweet Haven Books
  • 12375 S.W. 224th St
  • City: Miami
  • Phone: (786) 227-2222
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Milton, Florida’s first and only bookstore selling half-priced used books. Stop in for a cup of coffee and friendly conversation.

  • Barrel of Books & Games
  • 403 N. Donnelly St.
  • City: Mount Dora
  • Phone: (352) 735-1950
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Toys/Games
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We carry the most popular books, toys, and games and we guarantee same day shipping. If you’re looking for something that you don’t see on our site, let us know so we can find it for you.

The BookMark

The BookMark is an independent bookstore known for its carefully curated selection, diverse offerings, knowledgeable staff, and as host to bestselling authors.

  • A Novel Idea Bookstore
  • 2019 E Silver Springs Blvd Ste 105B
  • City: Ocala
  • Phone: (352) 351-9475
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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A Novel Idea Bookstore is a new/used bookstore With over 40,000 books in stock we have a broad range of subjects for all readers.

Joybird Books is Orlando’s very own used-bookseller, focused on bringing together local artists and authors to share their work and celebrate the spirit of art, literacy, and community in a collaborative space.

Metaphysical bookstore supporting indie made & fair trade. We carry crystals, tarot, books, jewelry, incense, candles, essential oils, flower essences and so much more!

Writer's Block Bookstore

A new independent bookstore in Central Florida dedicated to Orlando and Winter Park, readers specializing in new books of all genres. Gifts, events, book clubs and loyalty clubs. Free giftwrapping!

Classic Bookshop, located in the Town of Palm Beach, is an independently owned and operated book store featuring a wide selection of new books.

Founded in 1988 by Candice Cohen, The Palm Beach Book Store specializes in architecture, interior design, fashion, jewelry,and other coffee table books.

Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children’s books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Open Books

  • Open Books
  • 1040 N Guillemard St.
  • City: Pensacola
  • Phone: (850) 453-6774
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Coffee/Tea
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A non-profit, all volunteer bookstore.

Paperback Exchange

  • Paperback Exchange
  • 6412 Ridge Rd.
  • City: Port Richey
  • Phone: (727) 845-3494
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: Children's, LGBT, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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We are a well established (40 years) brick and mortar bookshop with over 85,000 used books to choose from. We have a 20% Exchange Program as well as the ability to special order hard-to-find and out-of-print books to finish your collection. We have an ever-changing inventory of titles in all genres that are used, rare, new local authors, and a few new popular titles. Store book credit can only be used up to 50% on any regular priced used book (about 95% of our inventory). Also look for us at local festivals and community supporting events passing out bookstore swag! We also advertise in local newspapers with local author readings and signings that include discount coupons!

  • No Name Books & Gifts
  • 325 Reid Ave.
  • City: Port Saint Joe
  • Phone: (850) 229-9277
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Toys/Games
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New & used books. If you are looking for a trip memento, Christmas ornament or a unique hostess gift, peruse our selection of moderately priced items. We have a wide variety of games, puzzles, and children’s activity projects and books to help fill quiet moments, rainy days, and gift needs.

Copperfish Books

  • Copperfish Books
  • 212 W. Virginia Ave.
  • City: Punta Gorda
  • Phone: (941) 205-2560
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Regional
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Copperfish Books is a haven for book lovers in downtown Punta Gorda. Come browse our curated selection of new, gently used, and antique books. We also offer greeting cards, puzzles, and gifts. Please see our website for our event listings.

Sandman Book Co

  • Sandman Book Co
  • 5240 Duncan Rd.
  • City: Punta Gorda
  • Phone: (941) 505-1624
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Art, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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Sandman Books is the largest independent bookshop in southwest Florida. We have over 60,000 used and new books in stock, as well as a very nice selection of gifts, puzzles, games, and apparel. Our rare book room contains a variety of unusual titles, some of which date as far back as the 1600s. If you’re looking for something special, let us know!

Opening its doors in 2011, The Hidden Lantern Bookstore is a must for any Rosemary Beach itinerary. With an eye for quality texts, The Hidden Lantern staff curates a selection of books ranging from biography to best seller, children’s to fine art and culture, Christian fiction to mystery. With 12,000 titles lining the shelves, you are certain to find the perfect read. Linger in our beautifully designed space or attend one of our author and bookstore events, listed on our Facebook page.

Portkey Books

Portkey Books is an independent bookstore in Safety Harbor, FL. We believe in the magic of books to transport and connect us. We offer free delivery in Safety Harbor and would love to help you find your next great read.

MacIntosh Books & Paper

  • MacIntosh Books & Paper
  • 2340 Periwinkle Way H-1
  • City: Sanibel
  • Phone: (239) 472-1447
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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Serving Sanibel’s reading needs since 1960–best sellers, children’s books, island-themed books, cards, stationery, gifts, games and puzzles, and author events.

A. Parker’s Books, Inc., ABAA, specializes in antiquarian, rare, and finely bound books, while Book Bazaar, Inc., fills the majority of the space with a well selected array of used, out-of-print, and scholarly books on most subjects. Together, we aspire to offer something for everyone, from the casual reader to the avid collector. We buy, sell, and trade hardcover and paperback books.

At Bookstore1Sarasota readers will find unexpected literary pleasures alongside their favorites, both new and classic. We feature a wide range of author events and offer customized literary event management. We are a place for celebrating the written word.

Brant’s Used Books was opened in 1956 and is one of Florida’s oldest and largest independently owned used bookstores. Think “Harry Potter” when you walk among the stacks of old books, because with over 150,000 books, you will never know what you will find! There is definite magic in being in an old fashioned bookstore. Bestsellers, out of print, and hard to find all grace the shelves, just be sure to set aside enough time to dig a little. . . .

  • Elysian Fields
  • 1273 S. Tamiami Trail
  • City: Sarasota
  • Phone: (941) 361-3006
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts
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An incredibly peaceful atmosphere and beautiful visual merchandising are the hallmarks of Elysian Fields. Every item is hand selected, from each book and greeting card to jewelry, crystals & stones, clothing, personal care products, music, and unique home accessories including Japanese tableware, lamps, candles, statuary, and incense. It really is more than a store – it is Sarasota’s Favorite Destination for Inspiration!

  • The Reserve
  • 1322 N. Tamiami Trail
  • City: Sarasota
  • Phone: (941) 253-6003
  • Type: New books
  • Sidelines: Café/Food
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Your urban gathering place: A charming coffee house, bookstore, and meeting space serving wine & beer and light bites, located on the North Trail, near Downtown, in historically significant Ringling buildings.

We’re an independent bookstore in Seaside, Florida, in business since 1986! We have a well-curated selection of books including a good-sized Southern fiction section. We carry evertything from best-sellers to local authors, and we have an excellent architecture section! We also carry a variety of gift items including journals, mugs, letter-press cards and more!

321 Books

  • 321 Books
  • 6901 22nd Ave. N.
  • City: St Petersburg
  • Phone: (727) 592-8596
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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The best place for used books in central Florida, we’re located in Tyrone Mall for your convenience. We have a huge selection of your favorite books, CD’s, DVDs, vinyls, video games and other media products. Buy some books and help us give 1,000,000 away to kids in need of them.

Book + Bottle

a bookstore with wine | a wine bar with books

  • cultured books
  • 833 22nd St. S.
  • City: St Petersburg
  • Phone: (727) 328-4822
  • Type: New books, Black-owned
  • Specialty: Children's
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Built on the idea that books change lives, Cultured Books is a children’s bookstore in St. Petersburg, Florida.

We are one of the largest bookstores in the United States and St. Petersburg’s favorite rainy day attraction. Come join us!

  • Lighthouse Books, ABAA
  • 1735 1st Ave. N.
  • City: St Petersburg
  • Phone: (727) 822-3278
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines: Curiosities
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We specialize in book appraisals, rare books, antique books, antiquarian books, out-of-print books, hard-to-find books, antique maps, vintage photographs, and leather-bound books. Our collection includes Floridiana, American history, literature of the South, military history, children’s literature, antique maps, leather bindings, used books, and rare and unusual items.

Family owned & operated in the same location from 1971 until 2018. In 2018, Jeff retired and Daughter Michelle took over as a 3rd generation owner and moved to our current location. We have a large selection of used and antiquarian books along with new and back issue comic books.

Tombolo Books provides the literary-minded residents of St. Pete a place to meet up with each other while finding new quality literature including books in translation, books by marginalized voices, and books from independent presses. We also offerclassics and the most outstanding of recent commercial works. Visit us in our new, permanent location.

Midtown Reader

  • Midtown Reader
  • 1123 Thomasville Rd.
  • City: Tallahassee
  • Phone: (850) 425-2665
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Regional
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
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Midtown Reader is an independent community hide-out for book lovers. Join us for author events, storytimes, book clubs, and more. Join us for author events, Kidtown Story Hour, book clubs, and more. Don’t forget to make your way upstairs to find Lucy and Leo’s bakery for a coffee and a cupcake!

  • My Favorite Books
  • 1410 Market St. Ste. C-2
  • City: Tallahassee
  • Phone: (850) 668-7498
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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We offer store credit for gently used books based on what we can use for our inventory. MFB specializes in a generous selection of mysteries, cookbooks, and young reader options, and we’re the best source for used romance and paranormal romance paperbacks in Tallahassee. We also promote local authors and work with Tallahassee Writers’ Association to make your favorite authors available to you and to introduce you to new local talent.

Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature & Culture Museum and its associated business, BBRT, is a non-profit Independent, veteran and woman-owned museum, bookstore, and gift shop.

Tampa’s independent used and new book & record store and coffee & tea bar. We buy, sell, and trade books, vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs.

Oxford Exchange is a collection of interests and experiences in one place: a restaurant, bookstore, coffee & tea bar, commerce club, and more.

  • Sandbar Books
  • 91272 Overseas Highway
  • City: Tavernier
  • Phone: (786) 640-1401
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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Thank you for taking a virtual trip to the Florida Keys and visiting our website!  Our brick and mortar bookstore is located in the Upper Keys, conveniently between Key Largo and Islamorada in Tavernier. Can’t make it by the store?  You can order books directly from our website and have them shipped right to you.  Be sure to check out our selection of audio books through libro.fm as well!

  • All Booked Up
  • 271 Colony Blvd.
  • City: The Villages
  • Phone: (352) 350-6669
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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  • Fable Books
  • 234 S. Tamiami Trail
  • City: Venice
  • Phone: (941) 445-5682
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's
  • Sidelines: Toys/Games
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Our mission is to sell children’s children’s books in an environment that promotes wonder and imagination, with the purpose of creating lifelong readers. Stop by to see what Fable is up to in Downtown Venice, Florida!

We are excited to open our book shop in Downtown Venice Florida.

Please explore our 12,500 sq. ft. of carefully planned inventory.

  • Rohi's Readery
  • 600 S Rosemary Ave. Ste. 162
  • City: West Palm Beach
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's
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Writer's Block Bookstore

  • Writer's Block Bookstore
  • 32 W. Plant St.
  • City: Winter Garden
  • Phone: (407) 335-4192
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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Serving the Orlando area since 2014, Writer’s Block Bookstore is Central Florida’s full-service independent bookstore with locations in Winter Park and in Winter Garden. Writer’s Block commitment to literacy, reading, and community engagement for life-long learning is showcased through its events, book clubs, virtual book fairs, online Sunshine State and children book lists, and community partnerships. Specializing in new releases, New York Times best-sellers, Indie Next picks, and unique gifts and puzzles, the store hosts virtual and in-store author events with nationally recognized authors and offer discounts for educators and loyalty club members.