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Haslam's Book Store

2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8814
+1 727-822-8616
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Haslam's Book Store is unique, one-of-a-kind, a book browser's paradise, a treasure trove for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
horrible place

So I thought I would try to grab a quick book and i came in about 15 minutes before closing. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark H
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  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
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“love books” (8 reviews)
“largest book” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8814
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+1 727-822-8616
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"love books"
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"largest book"
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"huge bookstore"
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"civil war"
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"checkout counter"
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"huge selection of books"
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"children's section"
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"fun browsing"
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"could spend hours"
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"lots of history"
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"central avenue"
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"fiction"
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"paperbacks"
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"barnes"
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"collectibles"
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"philanthropic"
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"florida"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank dieselmimi
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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

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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

Thank MissGeorgia
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Make sure you set some time aside while you are in the area to stop by and check out this huge selection off of Central Ave. New and used very friendly staff always willing to help if you can't find it here you're probably not...More

Thank MyFloridaLife11
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

It may have over 300,000 books in it but the prices were high. I thought having used books they would be 1/4 of the original price but no. No military discount on the used books either. Went to the other used book store in town...More

1  Thank jturk1
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is the biggest bookstore I have ever been to in my life. But, they are, on average $2 or $3 more per book. I had fun browsing though.

Thank Wildfire70
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I love bookstores. I go to Half Price books at least twice a month (and multiple occasions when I go). I can spend hours debating over where to spend my money. This place does have kind of a cool old school vibe, but I didn't...More

1  Thank TexasMargs
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The only thing that prevented me from buying more great books was the fact that I had to fly home with them in a suitcase that was already rather full when I arrived. The staff is fabulous and worked to find an out-of-print anthropology book...More

Thank Trinity100
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Michael S
22 December 2016|
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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
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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.
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