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First time in this bookstore and I think we caught them at a bad time. The place was knee deep in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Estero, Florida
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Lots and lots of books - floor to ceiling

Recently visited Gene’s twice while in Sanibel. My first visit was brief as I was asked to move my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time in this bookstore and I think we caught them at a bad time. The place was knee deep in books and I mean knee deep. I was interested in books about music groups and they had a small room w a zillion great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited Gene’s twice while in Sanibel. My first visit was brief as I was asked to move my vehicle and was no place to park. Second time I parked at a plaza up the street and walked. Took my two nieces the second time,...More

Thank dachsiemom2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Packed full of books of all kinds! As well as music & movies too! This shop was busy with adults & kids finding that new read! Also with a super friendly young man at the front desk! He sweetly greeted us as we walked in...More

Thank quietplease_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Gene's books every time we visit Sanibel. This is what a book store should be. There is nothing like wandering through stacks and stacks of books.

Thank Saul F
Reviewed 11 July 2018

If you are looking for a book at an excellent price, go to Gene's Bookstore. I have never seen books arranged in such an assortment of ways. In bookshelves, walkways, windows, outside under cover, and more places that I can't remember. It is one of...More

Thank Catherine N
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Over 150,000 titles from around the globe (Books mostly but also DVD's, CD's). Wonderful, knowledgeable staff, great prices, amazing selection. Thank you Gene!!

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This bookstore is charming! You would be remiss if you didn’t go inside. It has four houses of books, an endless labyrinth of stories. The first house holds the largest selection of mystery novels I have ever seen. Would highly recommend at least a walk...More

Thank fairelvenmaiden
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. There are books from wall to ceiling, stacked everywhere! It is so much fun to walk through and look at all the different genres. Each time we visit Sanibel, we stop in at Gene's and find new and exciting books! It...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This bookstore is an amazing find for a island vacation area. It has a tremendous number of books including mystery, history, fiction and science fiction. Each one of these is in a small house that has been converted into a bookstore. Three of the buildings...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The outside of Gene's Bookstore is shabby and small. But that is just a cover. Once you step inside it is books, tapes, objects, everywhere you look. It's easy to trip over a stacked pile of books. However, if you walk carefully, everything is well...More

Thank J D
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