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Sandman Book Company

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Address: 16480 Burnt Store Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33955-9218
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Sandman Book Company is Southwest Florida's largest independent bookshop....

Sandman Book Company is Southwest Florida's largest independent bookshop. We are located in Turtle Crossing Plaza, north of Burnt Store Marina. We have a over 60,000 used & rare books in our retail shop. We also carry audiobooks, DVDs, toys, games, & greeting cards. Our inventory is electronically cataloged, which means that if you are looking for a specific book - we can find it! We also provide special order services for rare and hard-to-find titles.

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Books galore!

Great place to browse, buy or trade. The "book arch" made of 4000 rescued books is wonderful in itself. Friendly helpful staff. There is a resident dog named Shadow and cat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
Barb W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to browse, buy or trade. The "book arch" made of 4000 rescued books is wonderful in itself. Friendly helpful staff. There is a resident dog named Shadow and cat named Kitty Wan Kanobe. Special events throughout the year. Wonderful children's section.

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Thank Barb W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you are a book worm, are looking for a gift, a place to go with your kids, or a relaxing afternoon out, this is the place to go. Don't bother with any of the other book stores in town. The prices are great and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Looking for something obscure or oddly specific? Chances... More 

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Thank Makala M
White Plains, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We could have spent hours more there but it was a fun trip with our toddler who loved the store kitty! Wish we lived locally to enjoy some of the events they host

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Thank Heliaca
Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The Sandman Bookstore is a great place for book lovers (and non-book lovers) to wander. It's neat, organized and I found a few items I didn't know I needed. Thanks for a great morning put to good use.

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1 Thank AnKnee448
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Sandman is a local treasure and one of the key destinations which my wife and I visit while wintering in Florida, usually traveling there by bicycle. It was also a good resource when researching the area.They deserve our support.

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1 Thank GS6899
Punta Gorda, Florida
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427 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a very large used book store, with every category you can imagine. You have to be careful as some of their books are very expensive, so look at the price before you go to pay. I have found some books that are out of print, or very hard to get. They do take trade ins and will give... More 

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Thank Kris D
Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

In our age of the Internet, it's nice to see a real, independent book store that is not part of a chain. The premises is ruled by a cat named Kitty Wan Kenobi. The store is very extensive and interesting to browse through. They also have a very interesting arch make out of old books. If you are a book... More 

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Thank Frank D
North Port, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Huge book store-they will take books in good shape for trade but limit the amount you bring in at one time. Used book prices are not as cheap as Library stores or Thrift shops. Lovely Black cat who is friendly. This place is worth a trip to if you love books.

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Thank Dawn L
Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This book store has a lot of books new and old to choose from. They also will take your read books in trade. Don't forget to pet the cat.

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Thank Boyd B
Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a great local bookstore that has a great selection. While you are there make sure to say hello to local cat, Kitty-Wan Kenobi.

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Thank Gaither S

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