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The Best Local Bookstores in Tampa

Embrace Your Inner Bookworm at These Bookstores in Tampa

Books give you the opportunity to travel to new places and meet new people. If you are looking for new bookshops to haunt, we have you covered. We've rounded up some of the top local bookstores near our Tampa apartments for you to check out. 

Mojo Books & Records

Mojo Books & Records is Tampa's largest independent book and record store. They aim to create a distinct atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. They sell books of all genres, so readers of all ages with all types of interests will find a book that appeals to them. Music enthusiasts will appreciate the vast collection of vinyl and CDs as well. They also specialize in manual brewing and handcraft coffee flavors. There is definitely something for everyone at Mojo.

Oxford Exchange

At Oxford Exchange you'll find a bookstore within a unique community. They are dedicated to featuring the beauty of physical books and their covers. They have a carefully curated collection that should appeal to casual browsers, avid readers, and book collectors alike. The Oxford Exchange also has a shop and a restaurant to cultivate community and conversation under one roof. 


Tombolo is a newer bookstore located in nearby St. Petersburg. The store features a huge variety of books from around the world. You'll find genres and categories that include biographies, cooking, fiction, and poetry. Florida and Florida authors are featured at Tombolo as well. In addition, you will find book clubs and events like book signings. 

If you want to explore more of Tampa, check out these great parks. Follow our blog for the latest news and events in the area. When you are ready to come home and unwind for the day,  our vibrant community of apartments in Tampa offers the finest amenities and gorgeous views. Contact us to learn more.