We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4551 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210-3314
Phone Number: +1 904-384-1685
See all hours
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 33 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
Amazing Bookstore

If you are looking for a book and Chamblin Bookmine doesn't have it....I would be shocked. There are so many books in this store. If you are a serious book lover, you will want... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Robin G
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 33: English reviews
Level Contributor
255 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are looking for a book and Chamblin Bookmine doesn't have it....I would be shocked. There are so many books in this store. If you are a serious book lover, you will want to block off at minimum a half a day for a visit here. If you have a few books to part with - they take trade... More 

1 Thank Robin G
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a treasure in my neighborhood From their early beginnings in a garage probably 50 years ago I have visited often You can find amazing things here from videos , books magazines ,children's publications of all kinds,many older versions of nursery rhymes etc I love going there

Thank Carolyn R
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This review actually relates to the "uptown" location on Laura Street, but I suspect in substance that matters not. If you are either higher-educated or imbued in the rich counter-culture, Chamblin Bookmine is an icon as well as a refuge. Many of us have experienced the encyclopedic used bookstore at some time -- and felt thrilled (no exaggeration). If you... More 

1 Thank DonaldLD
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Their books are way overpriced, questions and requests for help were seen as a bother. My wife purchased six paperback books for a total of $65.27. The very same titles, at amazon.com, for brand new paperbacks would have cost $68.06. The place smells bad and the isles are cluttered with boxes of books that will not fit on the shelves.... More 

Macclenny, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I have been to this place many times and I am always amazed! This is a great place for all book lovers. They also sell dvds and graphic novels! This place is HUGE and it's always fun getting lost inside! They also have a lot of good deals!

Thank Sarah S
Level Contributor
68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

As a bookworm - i.e. someone whose credit card is more in danger in a bookshop than a shoe shop this is both a welcome haven and a serious risk! It's more of a labyrinth than a mine and I loved being able to wander about and explore. Book heaven.

Thank PearlEscapes
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
768 reviews
344 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,015 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is largest used book store I've ever visited as its web site states it is 55,000 square feet and there are over 2 million books on display (98% used and 2% new. Most used books are sold at 50% off cover price. Huge variety of topics to choose from. They also have video and audio on sale.

1 Thank RLWOrangePark
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Great book store with an amazing amount of books from any imaginable topic! Their new location is more organized and larger which allows for more browsing and reading space.

Thank Janet K
New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The book store is massive but the organization leaves a lot to be desired and if you ask for help you are only directed to a general area of a store that is almost the size of a city square block. You are then expected to search through stacks of books with no discernible order that are just jumbled all... More 

Thank ZMTravels
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
258 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

Warning: if you're claustrophobic; beware, the floor to ceiling "filled to the brim" shelves are loaded! Throw in a wee bit of dust, a maze of corridors and a relatively loosely organized layout/design, you are in for a real treat of leisurely discovery that is a goldmine of paperbacks and hardbacks (some old, some real old and the rare books... More 

Thank Robert S

Travellers who viewed Chamblin Bookmine also viewed


Been to Chamblin Bookmine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chamblin Bookmine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?