Bookstores in Northwest Florida
I love bookstores. I can spend hours in them, and bookstores in Northwest Florida offer a variety of settings from “beachy keen” little indies to big box “B” stores. In the early 90s when independent bookstores started getting creative in order to keep their customers (think You’ve Got Mail with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks) and they’d let you browse the bookshelves with a cup of coffee, I was in seventh heaven.
So, with a toast to Florida bookstores, I dedicate these pages. If you’re looking for a Florida guide book to help you Explore the region or maybe a book to tell you more about Northwest Florida, or even a gripping novel to take to the beach, these bookstores in Pensacola, Tallahassee, Panama City Beach, and Destin all stock great reads. The booksellers are always knowledgeable and can offer book recommendations – and sometimes coffee.
Bookstores in Northwest Florida include the big “B” stores, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. B&N has stores in Pensacola, Destin, and Tallahassee. Books-A-Million also has stores in those towns as well as in Fort Walton Beach and Panama City. I’ll list their addresses so you can find them easily if you’re shopping in the area, but my focus here is on the independent bookstores and how they differ in character and book offerings.
Some of the booksellers feature used books, or antique or rare books. If so, I’ll indicate that in the listing. Many bookstores in Northwest Florida feature local writers or books about the area, so be sure to ask when you’re in the store.
I’ll be adding to the list as I get a chance to visit these booksellers, but if you know of any bookstores in Northwest Florida that you think should be on the list, be sure to add them.
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Hawsey's Book Index
Bible Baptist Bookstore
Barnes & Noble
River Bank Used Bookstore
Emerald Coast Book Haven
Bayou Book Company & Hallmark Gold Crown Store
Read It Again
Crystal Beach Plaza
34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy Suite 118
Destin, FL 32541
The Book Store
Downtown Books & Purl
Barnes & Noble
What and Where are Your Favorite Northwest Florida Bookstores?
I'm always looking for new and interesting bookstores to Explore and share, but try as I might, I can't visit them all. If you've discovered a great bookstore that you think others would enjoy, here's your chance to let them know.
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