An ideal lazy weekend for my husband and I is getting lost in books for a few hours.
This past Saturday we attended the Grand Opening weekend of 321 Books in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. They have 10,000 square feet of glorious book space and we had to see it!
321 Books is finally open to the public!
321 Books is a successful Amazon seller of pre-owned books, media, etc. and recently decided to open up a brick and mortar location in the Tyrone Square Mall (which could use the breath of fresh retail.)
I first read about them in this article written by the Tampa Bay Times a couple of weeks ago.
Their wonderful staff sorts through something like 20,000 books A DAY. In short, it’s some serious book porn in there!
Their business is majorly eco-friendly because they are saving thousands of books from the landfill every single day as well as giving millions of pre-owned books new homes!
We had the chance to meet with Owner Tim Russell when we first got there and he gave us free reign to take lots of pictures and enjoy ourselves!
My husband found a $10 coupon for the grand opening that we pre-purchased. We had no trouble spending that and more. 🙂
Here’s a pic of our final haul. We forgot to stop by the ATM on the way so we pared it down a bit, but some of those beautiful hardcovers retail for over $30 brand new. Basically, we were happy little book nerds! 🙂
Final verdict, if you are a bibliophile that loves to get lost in a major amount of books too, then this place is definitely worth checking out.
Here’s the full address:
Tyrone Square Mall
6901 22nd Ave. N
Saint Petersburg, Fl. 33710
They are open 7 days a week. Monday -Saturday 9am – 9pm and Sunday 11am – 7pm.
You’re probably thinking to yourself: Where are they going to put all those books?
No worries friends! This is why we have a fancy library in our house. 🙂