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Haslam's Book Store

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Address: 2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8814
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+1 727-822-8616
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:30

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Wonderful old book store!

We love books, so a trip to Haslam's Book Store was in order. The place has been in business since 1933 so there are rare finds, used books and new. We are curious and like to... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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Surprise, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While on holiday in the area we made a special run into town to find this unique book store. Lots of history, lots of books. If you like to spend lots of time lost in the world of books, you will enjoy a visit here. Terrific selection of new and used titles. knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Thank Waynerd14
Boston, MA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large bookstore which seems to mainly sell top-condition but used books at new prices. I'm certain there were cheaper books there, but nothing that interested me was a bargain. OTOH, I did find two books there that I had no idea I needed until I stumbled across them. One was plainly used (minor stains on a couple... More 

Thank MarkLOlson
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I had a favorite bookstore like this as a kid, unfortunately it closed and I thought I wouldn't find another one. This place was really great, they have a huge selection of new and used books; plus the have really great prices I bought 5 books for about 20 bucks, wish I would've gone sooner!

Thank ifreakinloveyou
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you like books check this place out. Has been open for decades- rooms and rooms of new and used books. Historical photos tell the story of the store. If you keep your eyes open you may see one of the stores cat mascots. Love this place!

Thank wendielee971
Brooksville, Florida
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I really have mixed feelings about this place. For years I wanted to visit it based on the reputation of being a huge bookstore that is a fixture in the area. But it is just ok. It's great if you are looking for a particular title but if you just want to browse and explore its not very comfortable. It's... More 

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
East Los Angeles
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I read about this place in guide books and picked up a promotional brochure at my hotel. The place IS big, but the selection was pitiful. Most used bookstores I've been to are packed to the gills. Here, there's plenty of room to display books cover out. Cause there are barely any books! I saw lots of older popular fiction,... More 

Thank Dore W
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We love books, so a trip to Haslam's Book Store was in order. The place has been in business since 1933 so there are rare finds, used books and new. We are curious and like to read and research in several fields so we were here a couple of hours and could have spent half a day. Lots of good... More 

Thank foxlivingwell
Bay Village, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a fun place. If you are a book lover then don't miss Haslam's. One could spend hours just browsing the racks. Prices are varied based on new or used. I paid $3.80 for a paperback copy which was in very good condition. So if you trade or not, go to Haslam's for your books.

Thank jkilby13
Princeton, NJ
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We are regular visitors of used books stores. Rather then sitting on the beachside and new to the area, we decided to check out Haslam's store on New Year's Eve afternoon. If you are looking for general used books, it is ok. If you are searching for unique items, you may be disappointed. We found prices a bit higher and... More 

Thank RFRocky
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I love books and bookstores. If you're like me, then you'll also love Haslam's. They have a really good selection of books. I found a few books by Tolkien and C. S. Lewis that I had never heard of. The organization is not really intuitive, but the staff are friendly if you need to find something specific. I recommend!

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