Do you like to read? Whatever you’re interested in reading, you need to check out these awesome bookstores! There is definitely something for everyone. The South Florida area is packed full of great independent bookstores to explore; here are just a few of the best.

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Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 442-4408
www.booksandbooks.com

This bookstore is so beloved by South Florida that it has grown to three stores and has gained affiliate locations out of state. Each location holds regular events in both English and Spanish, hosting book signings with well-known authors and catering to audiences nearby. The bookstore also hosts a plethora of poetry sessions, workshops and cultural events. Each location has its own café, which includes snacks, amazing foods, wine and even beer.

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The Bookstore In The Grove
3390 Mary St., Suite 166
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 443-2855
www.thebookstore.co

With a nice selection of books, especially best sellers, how-to and novelty-types, guests love visiting The Bookstore in the Grove for a delicious brunch and some quiet time to read. The ambience is what makes this store so special. A smaller location, guests feel like this is a spot to get away. There is an outdoor area on the premises with a section for readers and another section for children to read. And yes, they do have an entire section for children, encouraging early readers and early childhood development.

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Second Edition Book Shop, Inc.
6831 Stirling Road
Davie, FL 33314
(954) 961-5063
www.secondeditionbookshop.com

Often called “cozy,” almost everyone who walks through the front door of this shop leaves with a great experience and a smile. Unlike many bookstores that stay stagnate with the same selection, Second Edition has a selection that keeps bringing readers a variety. The shop is always changing to accommodate the requests made by guests. A beautiful, award-winning store, guests tend to stay for hours and seem to visit a few times a week. This shop buys and sells used books, so there is a great circulation of titles. Because of this, books sell at half-price. If you’re not into cats, don’t let Catsby know. He’s the king of the bookstore and a favorite of many who visit on a regular basis.

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Thousand Pound Egg
908 NE 20th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 335-7060
www.thousandpoundegg.com

Thousand Pound Egg is one of those niche stores that combines “bookstore” with “hobby shop.” Thousand Pound Egg carries new, rare and vintage cookbooks, as well as nonfiction books related to the delightful World of Food. Thousand Pound Egg also carries a small collection of books relating to gardening and home décor. What makes this location so addicting is the many exotic, novelty and hard-to-find items and, of course, the customer service. Guests are in love with the store owner and her sweet, friendly personality. There are also food tastings and workshops that take place within the walls of Thousand Pound Egg.

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Volume One Books
8910 Taft St.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(954) 432-5188
www.volumeonebooks.com

Noted for its large selection of books, Volume One has become a fan favorite in the South Florida area for having various titles on hand that are extremely inexpensive. A used bookstore, the owner is credited for being extremely knowledgeable of each book and author on the shelf, which comes in very handy for those seeking something specific. Through Volume One’s collection of books, readers will live endless adventures and romance, again and again, in the comfort of a bookstore that many claim to travel long distances just to visit.

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Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan is the owner of Shorty Produkshins in Orlando, Florida, and specializes in Social Branding and Public Relations for both the Professional Services Industry and Entertainment Business. Over the last 13 years, she has worked with many publications and has created branded content for multiple organizations, Globally. BrandSocial.me

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