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Gene's Bookstore

Open Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Happy place!

There's something about a book store overflowing with books that just makes me happy. I could spend... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
United States

First time in this bookstore and I think we caught them at a bad time. The place was knee deep in... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Estero, Florida
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2365 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3208
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There's something about a book store overflowing with books that just makes me happy. I could spend hours in this lovely place. Yes, there were piles of books everywhere, but I personally loved that. Their prices really can't be beat. I always stop in and...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

First time in this bookstore and I think we caught them at a bad time. The place was knee deep in books and I mean knee deep. I was interested in books about music groups and they had a small room w a zillion great...More

Thank gschleiffer
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Recently visited Gene’s twice while in Sanibel. My first visit was brief as I was asked to move my vehicle and was no place to park. Second time I parked at a plaza up the street and walked. Took my two nieces the second time,...More

Thank dachsiemom2014
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Packed full of books of all kinds! As well as music & movies too! This shop was busy with adults & kids finding that new read! Also with a super friendly young man at the front desk! He sweetly greeted us as we walked in...More

Thank quietplease_10
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We go to Gene's books every time we visit Sanibel. This is what a book store should be. There is nothing like wandering through stacks and stacks of books.

Thank Saul F
Reviewed 12 July 2018

If you are looking for a book at an excellent price, go to Gene's Bookstore. I have never seen books arranged in such an assortment of ways. In bookshelves, walkways, windows, outside under cover, and more places that I can't remember. It is one of...More

Thank Catherine N
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Over 150,000 titles from around the globe (Books mostly but also DVD's, CD's). Wonderful, knowledgeable staff, great prices, amazing selection. Thank you Gene!!

Thank 2travelers2011
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This bookstore is charming! You would be remiss if you didn’t go inside. It has four houses of books, an endless labyrinth of stories. The first house holds the largest selection of mystery novels I have ever seen. Would highly recommend at least a walk...More

Thank fairelvenmaiden
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. There are books from wall to ceiling, stacked everywhere! It is so much fun to walk through and look at all the different genres. Each time we visit Sanibel, we stop in at Gene's and find new and exciting books! It...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This bookstore is an amazing find for a island vacation area. It has a tremendous number of books including mystery, history, fiction and science fiction. Each one of these is in a small house that has been converted into a bookstore. Three of the buildings...More

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