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Haslam's Book Store

2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8814
+1 727-822-8616
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This place is OLD. And Big. And full of new releases, rare editions, old copies, and used books. I... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Alexis Y
via mobile

After going to the small history museum, I noticed a lot of the buildings in the area were... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
via mobile
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  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8814
+1 727-822-8616
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This place is OLD. And Big. And full of new releases, rare editions, old copies, and used books. I loved the Florida section and the children's section.

Thank Alexis Y
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

After going to the small history museum, I noticed a lot of the buildings in the area were original. Then we stopped in St Pete Brewing company and found a book with the history of St. Pete. The Bar tender would not sell me the...More

Thank jody2013
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I visited Haslam's Book Store for the first time when I was a college student in the late 1950s. It was convenient at the time because I'd spend vacations or summers with my grandmother and aunt and uncle, who lived in St. Petersburg. Later, after...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Fun place to browse if in the area. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, including some very cute kitties! I found parking easily, and spent about a half hour not-seriously looking for anything-- but, I could have easily gotten lost in the books if I had more...More

Thank babsxi
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I learnt about this bookstore on Central Ave St. Pete (a bit to the north from the downtown area of the city) from locals who told me that they gave some old books there, plus they said Haslam's Book Store was great as far as...More

Thank irina g
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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....More

Thank Waynerd14
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

Thank MarkLOlson
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...More

Thank ifreakinloveyou
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank wendielee971
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
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Michael S
22 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.