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Haslam's Book Store

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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This place is HUGE! Room after room of nothing but books! I was able to find some used nursing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Merritt Island, Florida
A Treasure

Stopped in on the recommendation of a good friend. What a treasure of a building including the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Darlene K
Hamburg, New York
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2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8814
+1 727-822-8616
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Reviewed yesterday

We love this bookstore! Every time we are in Florida we make a point to visit this store. It has something for everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is HUGE! Room after room of nothing but books! I was able to find some used nursing school textbooks (10% off since they were used) and a couple of new things too. Definitely worth a stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelbabe415
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

This place is a landmark for a reason. Used, new, first edition, signed copies, author signings, you name it! Very friendly staff, except for Beowulf the cat who standoffish.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 867heathere
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Established in 1933, it is St. Pete’s one-of-a-kind book store. It sells used and new books in all genres. I recently needed a book for a gift and chose to shop at Haslam’s instead of Barnes and Noble. I had such an excellent experience that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Stopped in on the recommendation of a good friend. What a treasure of a building including the employees and the thousands of new and used books. One employee, Ray, spoke about the ghost appearances that other book store visitors have experienced.....errie. A wonderful opportunity to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I am a long-time fan of Chamblin's up in JAX, and was expecting an equal experience here. Though a huge space, I was disappointed in how few books were actually on shelves. I found a few gems, but it was not jam packed. Still a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Liz C
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We wanted to see the "largest book store" and it was really cool. Not many places like this, old and new books and vintage collections for those who have lots of money. Helpful people and was a great experience for my family of readers -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FLmamaof2
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Haslam's Book Store is unique, one-of-a-kind, a book browser's paradise, a treasure trove for readers. Located at 2025 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida, west of Tropicana Field, it is the largest book store in Florida and the largest independently owned book store in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 8 July 2018

So I thought I would try to grab a quick book and i came in about 15 minutes before closing. I asked the check out guy some very specific questions so I can just go straight to the section I needed to go to. He...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of books to chose from. Big children’s and adult section but would like to see more in the YA/teen section. Overall a great bookstore though.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Aysha S
16 September 2018|
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Response from Mlarsen880 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am not sure, but they do have an extensive selection in that genre’
Michael S
21 December 2016|
Response from Bob19512014 | Reviewed this property |
Call them and ask. Haslam's Book Store, Inc. 2025 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713 (727) 822-8616
Terri L
11 August 2016|
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Response from VKauf2014 | Reviewed this property |
I was a visitor, not on staff at this bookstore. Just give them a call. If they have it, I'm sure they can send it to you.