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Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard

5505 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7520
+1 956-433-5057
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A wonderful old style small bookstore. Comfortable place to sit and read. Has good selection of... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
foodyjr
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Brownsville, Texas
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We love visiting Paragraphs. Whether you love great literature, local authors, science fiction... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Leela F
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Paragraphs is a full-service independent bookstore handling a broad selection of new and gently used titles. We have a well-stocked children's section, games and puzzles for all ages, and a variety of other book-related sidelines. Watch our website for a schedule of book signings and other events. Browsing is welcome and we can special order any title for delivery within two days. Chairs and tables available for customers use and free WiFi provide an environment to work, study, or catch up on email. We also have game boards for your enjoyment.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5505 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7520
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+1 956-433-5057
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

A wonderful old style small bookstore. Comfortable place to sit and read. Has good selection of local authors.

Thank foodyjr
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We love visiting Paragraphs. Whether you love great literature, local authors, science fiction, poetry, history, or a little something spiritual, they have it. The owners know their stock. They let you browse as long as you want. It's fun and relaxing at the same time.

Thank Leela F
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in today & was pleasantly surprised by this quaint, independently owned bookstore. The owner was friendly & helpful & there was a good selection of new & used books for sale. Highly recommend a visit to this lovely little bookstore! Will definitely return on...More

Thank TXLimey
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A great little independent bookstore. The owners are relaxed, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. It's a small bookstore, but with lots of good selections that span a wide range of interests. The owners are really good at helping you to pick out something interesting to read....More

Thank Ginger-Wolfe
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a fun place to go for something "different" to do. It looks really cute from the outside and is comfortable inside. The owner and staff are really nice and helpful. But the selection of books is quite limited. If you're not looking for...More

Thank Thailandtraveler64
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Paragraphs. We try to keep a nice selection of titles on hand and regret you found our inventory limited. I hope we were able to recommend something you found rewarding...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to browse books and games, and take a break from the heat and touristy shops that are the norm in South Padre. The owner is friendly and chatty. He lives behind the shop and his little dogs hang out on the counter. Charming!More

Thank Emily A
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Thank you so much for your review and comments on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Paragraphs and look forward to your return. The bookends (our resident Shih Tzu's) which hang out on the counter always appreciate the extra attention. Thank...More

Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We are a family that loves to read so we couldn't pass up stopping at this bookstore. I am so glad we decided to go in because we not only found lots of books (he had some great prices), we had a fun getting to...More

1  Thank Redlotus78
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you so much for stopping in and shopping at Paragraphs. We appreciate your business and your taking the time to post such a kind review. Thank you again, Joni

Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My oh my, the building itself is unlike any other on the island, but then you step inside and I'm transported from sun and sea to peaceful tranquility. This place is a gem and the owner so sweet and easy to talk with. Oh, and...More

Thank Robert R
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review about Paragraphs. We work hard to provide a little oasis from the hustle and bustle of the beach and it is so nice to know when someone appreciates what we have to offer....More

Reviewed 20 May 2016

Griff was absolutely delightful and listened to what my husband was wanting for vacation reading! This is just a delightful, sunny and awesome bookstore with many little spots to sit and read. We highly relcommend for new books, bestsellers and used books too!More

1  Thank MarciaLHansen
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

I am so pleased we were able to help you find a good book to read while enjoying the beach. Thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to post such a kind review. Hope we will see you again soon....More

Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This beautiful bookstore was a fun activity for our trip. The owner was very kind and personable. The prices were very reasonable.More

1  Thank Brandon M
Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I know it takes an effort to go to the trouble to post a review online. We appreciate your feedback. I am especially pleased that you found our prices were reasonable. Books can be expensive...More

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