I often hear people discuss how bookstores are a “Thing of the past,” and “There are no good bookstores anymore.” I used to agree with those sentiments ~ but it’s just not true. There are many good bookstores still in existence and they are here to stay. Let’s remember to visit our local bookstores as often as we can to support their endeavors.
BOOKS AND BOOKS – Coral Cables
In Coral Gables, Florida there is a “locally-owned, independently-minded” run bookstore. It’s a great bookstore complete with a restaurant and great staff to help customers find what they are looking for. There are three Books and Books stores in the southern Florida area.
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair can be found at:
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
HOOKED ON BOOKS - Islamorada
Islamorada, Florida is home to a little bookstore called Hooked on Books. For seventeen years they have marketed themselves as a “full-service bookstore.” They offer great books on Florida Keys history, fishing, diving, and some of the best cookbooks. They also provide a wide selection of fiction by South Florida and Florida Keys authors. If you visit the Florida Keys stop in and see them at MM 81.9 (Oceanside.)
81909 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
P.J. BOOX – Fort Myers
In Fort Myers, Florida there is a new quaint little bookstore called P.J. Boox where only “non traditionally published authors” are sold. Patti Brassard Jefferson, award-winning author and illustrator, has opened her second store for “the little guy.”
13550 Reflections Parkway, Suite 2-203 – next to Jason Deli
Ft. Myers, FL 33919 . http://www.pjboox.com
LOGANBERRY BOOKS - Cleveland
A bit farther north ~ over 1200 miles, is a unique and surprisingly large bookstore called Loganberry Books. This independently owned bookstore is celebrating it’s 20th year and has over 100,000 volumes on their shelves. They are known for their new, used, and rare book selection. Their online website and store is
13015 Larchmere Blvd.,
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
GREENHOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE - Saqinaw
Greenhouse Children’s Bookstore is located inside the Saginaw Antique Warehouse. This independent children’s bookstore specializes in books and educational toys for young people. Memory Lane Café is open inside the Antique Warehouse and there are additional specialty shops to visit while there. Open seven days a week.
1122 Titabawassee Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48604
BRILLIANT SKY TOYS AND BOOKS - Rochester
Rochester, Michigan is home to Brilliant Sky Toys and Books located inside the University Square Shopping Center. The first Brilliant Sky Toys and Bookstore opened in Lansing, Michigan in 2002. This is a great place to shop for children of all ages.
3074 Walton Blvd — Rochester, Michigan 48309
As Dinosaurs Living in My Hair finds new shelves to sit on, we will continue to update this list!The next time you hear someone say, "There are no good bookstores," ~ you will know better! Remember to READ to your children! ~ Jayne