One of the best ways to discover the personality of a town is to visit its independent bookstores. Here are some of the most unique and charming independent bookstores in Florida.
Downtown Books and Purl
This book store is located in a charming historical building in the Florida Panhandle. They have lots of local books and guides to the area. They also have a great collection of yarn for every knitters needs.
The Bookstore in the Grove
The Bookstore in the Grove is the ultimate hipster shop. They have a café as well as a bookstore and they specialize in promoting local: local books, local farmers. They even hold an event twice yearly where local authors can connect with readers.
The Muse Bookshop
The muse bookshop is a store in historic downtown Deland. It has books from many genres and time periods, but what really makes this shop unique is its antiquarian collection. It has books dating all the way back to the 1700s.
The Book Loft
The Book Loft is an adorable old-fashioned new and used bookstore located on Amelia Island. They have a surprisingly large selection of books for both children and adults, but one of their largest sections is the history section, especially books on Florida history.
Gulf Coast Bookstore
The Gulf Coast Bookstore is a completely unique bookstore and an awesome experience for bookworms hoping to support lesser-known authors. The bookstore is run by two local Florida authors and is exclusively for local self-published authors.
Wild Iris Books
Wild Iris books is a book that specializes in feminist and LGBTQ+ books. It is the only bookstore of its kind in the state. They also support local authors and host events all throughout the year to promote feminist and LGBTQ+ issues.
Key West Island Bookstore
Key West Island Bookstore is the only remaining book store on the island of Key West. Unlike many of the places on this list, this is a bookstore that’s just a bookstore, so it has a large selection of different kinds of books.
Turn the Page Books and Gifts
Turn the Page Books and Gifts is the perfect little small town bookstore. They sell new and used books from every genre. Their gift section is especially impressive, selling gifts from popular brands as well as artwork created by local artists. This a great place to buy unique gifts for all of your loved ones
Sandman Book Company
Sandman Book Company is store that’s designed to make you feel at home with a friendly staff, plenty of places to sit, and a friendly cat mascot that roams the shelves, this is a place where you could easily spend an entire afternoon. It’s worth the visit just to see the arch made of old books.
Located practically on the beach in Seaside, Florida, Sundog Books is the perfect place to find your next beach read. They have an impressive selection of books in every genre and an atmosphere to make all kinds of bookworms feel at home.