Select Your Beach Read at These Bookstores Near Siesta Key

Everyone has a different idea of what their perfect vacation consists of. For some, they want to get the most out of their time away by experiencing as much as they possibly can. This can include various daily excursions, activities, and events that will keep them busy for their entire trip. Or perhaps you fit into the shopaholic category of vacationer. Others prefer to spend the time completely relaxing on a beach or around the pool. Those people often prefer to spend their vacation reading their way through as many books as they can. 


The first thing you need to do is find an amazing condo that you can call your home-away-from-home for the weeks that you are on vacation. Peppertree Bay has you covered with lots of amazing condo options to choose from. Regardless of your party size, we have condos that will suit your every need. If you plan on lounging around a pool all day, then we even have some incredible poolside condos available for you. Then grab a good book and lounge by the water!

Brant’s Used Books

Brant’s Used Book is a cute little bookstore located in Sarasota that has a wide variety of amazing books to choose from. They are constantly accepting donations of used books to widen their collection. 

The most interesting part of this bookstore is its backstory. The store was opened in 1956 and was housed in an original Army barracks that was built in 1942. Some of the barracks were turned into homes, but most were converted into business areas for the returning soldiers. It was originally meant to be an antique and used bookstore. 

If you’re looking for a place to find some awesome books and perhaps stroll through a piece of American history, then we suggest this place for sure. 

Shelf Indulgence Used Book Café

If you’re anything like me, then you enjoy a delicious cup of coffee while diving into your next great read! If this is the case, then Shelf Indulgence Used Book Café is the place for you! With a plethora of used books to choose from, there is something in every genre available. Their knowledgeable staff are standing by ready to help you find your next book to get completely lost in. Their menu also includes various snacks and beverages if coffee isn’t quite your thing. 

woman reading by the water

Bookstore1 Sarasota

Bookstore1 in Sarasota is your typical bookstore with amazing prices and deals, various book clubs, and lots of events going on through the year. While they don’t deal in second-hand books, they are sure to have a book that is right up your alley. Check them out if you’re in the area and are looking for something to do. Make sure to visit their website and check their book club and events pages. You are sure to find something that will interest you!

Parker’s Books & Book Bazaar

If you’re more interested in browsing through some rare titles and collectible publications, then you are in for a treat visiting Parker’s Books and Book Bazaar. This book shop is home to more than 70,000 books and has a decent collection of rare artifacts and collectibles that you won’t find anywhere else. 

For those bibliophiles out there, the sweet and sour smell of old paper getting older will keep you browsing for hours. With the many guests that the store brings in, all customers leave with something that they hadn’t even been looking for to begin with. You might go in hoping to find something to pass the time, but you might end up finding an old beat up copy of your favorite book.

Don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of other fun activities to do in Sarasota that don’t involve books or reading. However, we can’t think of a better way to enjoy the weather and relax than kicking back with a good book, enjoying a nice drink, and losing yourself in the pages. 

So now that you have some incredible bookstores that you can visit and enjoy, you just need to give us a call and let us help you book an incredible and relaxing condo to spend your time in while you surf those pages!

Plan Your Visit

So, pick up a phone and call 941.349.7777 and let one of our incredible customer service representatives helps book your next relaxing vacation at Peppertree Bay!

Contact Us

Peppertree Bay Realty Inc
6056 Midnight Pass Road
Sarasota, Florida USA 34242

T 941.349.7777
F 941.346.0371


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