Haslam's Book Store Inc

★★★★☆
  • 2025 Central Ave

    St Petersburg, FL 33713

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  • 727-822-8616

About Haslam's Book Store Inc

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MON-SAT 10:00 am-6:30 pm

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Overpriced and overrated!! You'd be better off trying another bookstore in the Tampa Bay area. Books in shoddy condition are priced between $15 and $20!!! Not much of a bargain.

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Overpriced and overrated!! You'd be better off trying another bookstore in the Tampa Bay area. Books in shoddy condition are priced between $15 and $20!!! Not much of a bargain.

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This is a local landmark, and it deserves the hype. When I first moved to the Tampa area, my husband insisted we visit this store. We got lost in the store for two or three hours. I only got one book though. My husband says that's the best part.

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This is a local landmark, and it deserves the hype. When I first moved to the Tampa area, my husband insisted we visit this store. We got lost in the store for two or three hours. I only got one book though. My husband says that's the best part.

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New books, old books, rare books - all under one large roof. Allow lots of time for browsing in this long term fixture of St. Petersburg. The selection is marvelous no matter what you are looking for and the personnel both knowledgeable and anxious to please and be helpful. Their speciality is books - it's not a sideline or an adjunct or afterthought to a gift shop or coffeehouse, and they do it well. Huge parking lot for easy access, and a browser's and buyers paradise. There's a reason they've been in business so long - their business is books and they know them well.

PROS: Huge variety, easy access, knowledgeable help
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★★★★★

New books, old books, rare books - all under one large roof. Allow lots of time for browsing in this long term fixture of St. Petersburg. The selection is marvelous no matter what you are looking for and the personnel both knowledgeable and anxious to please and be helpful. Their speciality is books - it's not a sideline or an adjunct or afterthought to a gift shop or coffeehouse, and they do it well. Huge parking lot for easy access, and a browser's and buyers paradise. There's a reason they've been in business so long - their business is books and they know them well.

PROS: Huge variety, easy access, knowledgeable help
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My boyfriend and I always visit Haslam's when we go to St. Pete. I shopped there as a college student at Eckerd, and I have been going back ever since. There is a great selection of new and used books in a wide variety of subjects. My boyfriend loves the history section, and I am a fan of the metaphysics and philosophy aisles. I also like to browse the rare books and first editions. The staff is friendly and helpful. And the store has its own cat, as any self-respecting bookstore should! However, I've never understood why they have a low-carb food aisle. In any case, it's a great bookstore and I have spent my share of rainy afternoons strolling through the stacks.

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My boyfriend and I always visit Haslam's when we go to St. Pete. I shopped there as a college student at Eckerd, and I have been going back ever since. There is a great selection of new and used books in a wide variety of subjects. My boyfriend loves the history section, and I am a fan of the metaphysics and philosophy aisles. I also like to browse the rare books and first editions. The staff is friendly and helpful. And the store has its own cat, as any self-respecting bookstore should! However, I've never understood why they have a low-carb food aisle. In any case, it's a great bookstore and I have spent my share of rainy afternoons strolling through the stacks.

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This place is unbelievable! They undeniably have the largest selection of new and/or used books in town. The store is quite aged and bare boned, but every nook and cranny has a book in it. You could literally spend an entire day browsing around this store! The used books are all in very good condition. The prices are reasonable, probably most likely attributable to the lower overhead as compared to those upscale book stores that serve fancy coffee. Haslam's might be interested in buying your gently used books, but call to inquire before packing up your vehicle, because they are not always in buying mode.

PROS: Unbeatable selection.
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★★★★★

This place is unbelievable! They undeniably have the largest selection of new and/or used books in town. The store is quite aged and bare boned, but every nook and cranny has a book in it. You could literally spend an entire day browsing around this store! The used books are all in very good condition. The prices are reasonable, probably most likely attributable to the lower overhead as compared to those upscale book stores that serve fancy coffee. Haslam's might be interested in buying your gently used books, but call to inquire before packing up your vehicle, because they are not always in buying mode.

PROS: Unbeatable selection.
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Haslam's delivers on their claim of being the largest new and used book store with their wide selection books ranging from eastern philosophys to rare first editions of classsic literature. Feels very cozy and warm, especially with the numerous cats owned by the store wandering about.

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Haslam's delivers on their claim of being the largest new and used book store with their wide selection books ranging from eastern philosophys to rare first editions of classsic literature. Feels very cozy and warm, especially with the numerous cats owned by the store wandering about.

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Looking for that hard to find first run copy of Peter Pan? How about a calculus book for next to nothing? Well, Haslams has it all.
Not as trendy and flashy as some of those other book stores, Haslam still delivers. Selling new, as well as used and antique books, they are sure to have something for everyone. While looking through the stacks of books can be frustrating, just tell yourself its an adventure and enjoy!

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★★★★☆

Looking for that hard to find first run copy of Peter Pan? How about a calculus book for next to nothing? Well, Haslams has it all.
Not as trendy and flashy as some of those other book stores, Haslam still delivers. Selling new, as well as used and antique books, they are sure to have something for everyone. While looking through the stacks of books can be frustrating, just tell yourself its an adventure and enjoy!

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Message from Haslam's Book Store Inc

Over 60 years ago, John and Mary Haslam started a small used book and magazine store in St. Petersburg. Over the years it grew to be Florida's largest new & used book store. Now, in our third generation, we are starting a second location... in cyberspace. After all, if we are going to have a second location, why not put it everywhere?

 

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