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Address: 5505 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7520
Phone Number:
+1 956-433-5057
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Paragraphs is a full-service independent bookstore handling a broad...

Paragraphs is a full-service independent bookstore handling a broad selection of new and gently used titles. We have a well-stocked children's section, games and puzzles for all ages, and a variety of other book-related sidelines. Watch our website for a schedule of book signings and other events. Browsing is welcome and we can special order any title for delivery within two days. Chairs and tables available for customers use and free WiFi provide an environment to work, study, or catch up on email. We also have game boards for your enjoyment.

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A little Book Store Oasis on the Island!

A great little independent bookstore. The owners are relaxed, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. It's a small bookstore, but with lots of good selections that span a wide range... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great little independent bookstore. The owners are relaxed, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. It's a small bookstore, but with lots of good selections that span a wide range of interests. The owners are really good at helping you to pick out something interesting to read. It's evident that the owners love books & their customers, and want you to be... More 

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Thank Ginger-Wolfe
Denver, Colorado
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347 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a fun place to go for something "different" to do. It looks really cute from the outside and is comfortable inside. The owner and staff are really nice and helpful. But the selection of books is quite limited. If you're not looking for a big book store, then this is a good place to visit.

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Thank Thailandtraveler64
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Paragraphs. We try to keep a nice selection of titles on hand and regret you found our inventory limited. I hope we were able to recommend something you found rewarding to read. If you have suggestions of titles or genres which you found particularly lacking... More 

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8 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to browse books and games, and take a break from the heat and touristy shops that are the norm in South Padre. The owner is friendly and chatty. He lives behind the shop and his little dogs hang out on the counter. Charming!

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Thank Emily A
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and comments on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Paragraphs and look forward to your return. The bookends (our resident Shih Tzu's) which hang out on the counter always appreciate the extra attention. Thank you and please return soon. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We are a family that loves to read so we couldn't pass up stopping at this bookstore. I am so glad we decided to go in because we not only found lots of books (he had some great prices), we had a fun getting to know the owner and his two dogs that were just hanging out on the counter.... More 

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1 Thank Redlotus78
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in and shopping at Paragraphs. We appreciate your business and your taking the time to post such a kind review. Thank you again, Joni More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My oh my, the building itself is unlike any other on the island, but then you step inside and I'm transported from sun and sea to peaceful tranquility. This place is a gem and the owner so sweet and easy to talk with. Oh, and did I mention the pups, adorable! Very clean and organized establishment. I loved it!

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Thank Robert R
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review about Paragraphs. We work hard to provide a little oasis from the hustle and bustle of the beach and it is so nice to know when someone appreciates what we have to offer. Thank you again for your business and for the positive comments. Joni More 

Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Griff was absolutely delightful and listened to what my husband was wanting for vacation reading! This is just a delightful, sunny and awesome bookstore with many little spots to sit and read. We highly relcommend for new books, bestsellers and used books too!

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1 Thank MarciaLHansen
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this review

I am so pleased we were able to help you find a good book to read while enjoying the beach. Thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to post such a kind review. Hope we will see you again soon. Joni More 

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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This beautiful bookstore was a fun activity for our trip. The owner was very kind and personable. The prices were very reasonable.

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1 Thank Brandon M
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I know it takes an effort to go to the trouble to post a review online. We appreciate your feedback. I am especially pleased that you found our prices were reasonable. Books can be expensive and we try to More 

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Awesome bookstore with a great selection of books! Very helpful and friendly! I always visit when on the island!

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Thank Catherine I
Alvarado, Texas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

What a nice little shop! With the hustle and bustle of life, it's nice to know there's a quaint book nook in town to escape!

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Thank Tim-Mae M
Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

This is exactly what I want a little book store to be. It was quaint, clean, quiet, had a nice selection and very helpful owner. We picked up a book from a local author and are very excited to start reading it.

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Thank Helen F

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