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Haslam's Book Store

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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
Very cool place to look for books

We wanted to see the "largest book store" and it was really cool. Not many places like this, old... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
McIntosh, Florida
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2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8814
+1 727-822-8616
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
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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 9 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
Thank dieselmimi
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The “largest book store in Florida” opened in 1933, very old building but lots and lots of books. New and used, lots of individual rooms for special topics, large children’s area. We browsed for quite awhile but unfortunately didn’t find anything we wanted. Lots of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mlarsen880
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I was so excited about going to Haslam's and really enjoyed it, but I was disappointed in the used book prices. They do have a wonderful selection, it is laid out well and they have a huge amount of special books that would make the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Aysha S
17 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
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.