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“Awesome cat and some books too!”

Sandman Book Company
Ranked #7 of 59 things to do in Punta Gorda
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Owner description: Sandman Book Company is Southwest Florida's largest independent bookshop. We are located in Turtle Crossing Plaza, north of Burnt Store Marina. We have a over 60,000 used & rare books in our retail shop. We also carry audiobooks, DVDs, toys, games, & greeting cards. Our inventory is electronically cataloged, which means that if you are looking for a specific book - we can find it! We also provide special order services for rare and hard-to-find titles.
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Great used bookstore with a huge selection and good prices. Not to be missed is the store cat, Kitty Wan-Kenobi and the art installation, The Bridge. Wonderful and helpful staff. Buy Local.

3  Thank diana r
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"love books"
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

If you like books, you just can't miss this fabulous book shop! It is really well laid out and has an amazing selection of both fiction and non-fiction. Plus the owner (and her cat) knows the inventory backward and forward. I took every visitor this winter and everyone requested to go a second time.

2  Thank jj8117
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

If you are looking for that special book, you will find it at this book store. Heidi is very friendly and makes you feel welcome. And, if you are lucky, you may be able to meet that awesome son of hers and the kitty that lives there.

1  Thank Authorjanedwards
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Books galore and helpful people who will help you find exactly what you are looking for. This place is a treasure for those of us who love a good book and don't mind sharing one we've read or picking up one that's been read by someone else. They literally have thousands of used books categorized for easy perusal and purchase along with a great exchange policy.

1  Thank Cabdg
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Visited the store for the first time this week. Left with 9 books! You decide whether the trip was worth it. The books are well organized, the owners and volunteers are great, and this store is a real treasure for the Punta Gorda area. Please visit the store, buy a few books, and keep places like this open for the rest of the world to re-discover classics, great children's books, virtually any reference you would need, and just to say HI to Kitty Wan Kenobi, their very friendly and affectionate guard cat. They even accept trade-ins for store credit, doesn't get any better than this.

3  Thank Carl P
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