is an award winning independent bookshop in Punta Gorda, Florida. Bookstore cat Kitty-Wan Kenobi presides over a vast inventory of new and used books. We also have original art from local artists, gifts, music, movies, puzzles, games, toys, TY beanie babies, journals, stationery, greeting cards, Punta Gorda t-shirts, comic books, graphic novels, rare books, autographed books, and many other curiosities.
Each month we host a variety of events including children's hour / storytime, live music, author signings, book sales, as well as private events such as D&D games, art shows, or book clubs.
- Nov 26 CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
- Nov 27 CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
- Nov 28 at 11:30 am, Princess Storytime with FGCU Theatre Kids
- Dec 17 from 5 to 8 pm, Thursday Night Book Sale
- for more upcoming events, visit our Calendar
We also host private events (weddings, book club meetings, etc.) after hours on a limited basis. If you are interested in hosting your event at Sandman, contact us to inquire about pricing and available dates.
The #BookBridge, a Recycled Book Archway
This book shop is the home of the amazing Bridge of Knowledge, a permanent art installation built from recycled books. Visitors to the bookshop walk under the archway and enter a realm where the printed word is sacred. In this labyrinth of books and curiosities, readers will always find what they need!