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Haslam's Book Store

2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8814
+1 727-822-8616
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Cats and books and cats and books

Fun place to browse if in the area. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, including some very cute... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ypsilanti, Michigan
via mobile
Old Store

I learnt about this bookstore on Central Ave St. Pete (a bit to the north from the downtown area of... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
irina g
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“love books” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-8814
+1 727-822-8616
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to browse if in the area. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, including some very cute kitties! I found parking easily, and spent about a half hour not-seriously looking for anything-- but, I could have easily gotten lost in the books if I had more...More

Thank babsxi
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I learnt about this bookstore on Central Ave St. Pete (a bit to the north from the downtown area of the city) from locals who told me that they gave some old books there, plus they said Haslam's Book Store was great as far as...More

Thank irina g
Reviewed 12 April 2017

While on holiday in the area we made a special run into town to find this unique book store. Lots of history, lots of books. If you like to spend lots of time lost in the world of books, you will enjoy a visit here....More

Thank Waynerd14
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a large bookstore which seems to mainly sell top-condition but used books at new prices. I'm certain there were cheaper books there, but nothing that interested me was a bargain. OTOH, I did find two books there that I had no idea I...More

Thank MarkLOlson
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I had a favorite bookstore like this as a kid, unfortunately it closed and I thought I wouldn't find another one. This place was really great, they have a huge selection of new and used books; plus the have really great prices I bought 5...More

Thank ifreakinloveyou
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you like books check this place out. Has been open for decades- rooms and rooms of new and used books. Historical photos tell the story of the store. If you keep your eyes open you may see one of the stores cat mascots. Love...More

Thank wendielee971
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I really have mixed feelings about this place. For years I wanted to visit it based on the reputation of being a huge bookstore that is a fixture in the area. But it is just ok. It's great if you are looking for a particular...More

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I read about this place in guide books and picked up a promotional brochure at my hotel. The place IS big, but the selection was pitiful. Most used bookstores I've been to are packed to the gills. Here, there's plenty of room to display books...More

Thank Dore W
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We love books, so a trip to Haslam's Book Store was in order. The place has been in business since 1933 so there are rare finds, used books and new. We are curious and like to read and research in several fields so we were...More

Thank foxlivingwell
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a fun place. If you are a book lover then don't miss Haslam's. One could spend hours just browsing the racks. Prices are varied based on new or used. I paid $3.80 for a paperback copy which was in very good condition. So...More

Thank jkilby13
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Michael S
Do you have the good book and the big book by Dick.
21 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
Do you have the Children's books Hello St. Petersburg or Good Night St. Petersburg?
10 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.