Sarasota: A Bookworm’s Paradise
What could be more relaxing than spending your vacation venturing into a world of your favorite literary characters? Grab a fresh coffee from one of the many local Sarasota roasters on your way to the book nooks below and get ready to read the day away!
The Ultimate Book Lover’s Adventure: A. Parker’s Book Bazaar
Beloved by Sarasota locals and a destination bookstore for readers, A. Parker’s Book Bazaar is an antique book utopia filled fascinating collectibles. The lifeline of this unique book lover paradise is the room behind the locked glass door, filled with collectibles and artifacts that the owner, Gary Hurst, sells to international collectors. The oldest book held there is an Italian artifact from 1604! The abundance of history and knowledge you can find here makes it one of the top places to visit on your reading journey. The towering bookshelves create a maze through vintage works of literature, inviting you on an adventure for the books.
Located at 12 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Bookstore1 is home for word lovers of all kinds! Featuring live poetry nights, an annual poetry festival, and even book suggestions from Sarasota locals, watch written words come to life on your visit to Bookstore1.
Found at 429 N. Lime Avenue, Sarasota, Brant’s offers a new kind of reading environment. You can buy books here or if you have some old books you’ve crossed off your reading list, you can even trade those in for some new reads!
Beyond The Books: Cozy Corners to Explore
1322 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
The perfect place for grabbing a hot coffee and a new book, The Reserve has something for everyone. If you’re more of a night owl, enjoy a glass of wine or their tap beer while sitting back and listening to the live music.
Explore your conscious mind at Elysian Fields, located at 1273 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. A new age bookstore, this spot has all of your yoga and meditation needs!
Located at 505 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Paradise Found AMI holds true to its name. Featuring art from local Florida artists and situated in a serene garden setting, this blissful bookworm heaven is a must-visit destination.