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, graphic novels, rare books, autographed books, and many other curiosities.
BOOK EXCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED FOR JULY while we complete our annual inventory. The bookshop itself will continue to operate under normal business hours (10 to 4 daily) but we will not be able to accept, hold, or process any trade-ins during July 2016. Starting 8/2/2016, we will return to our standard book exchange hours of Noon to 4, Tuesday through Saturday (trade-ins are not accepted on Sundays & Mondays).
Sandman hosts a number of events including Fairy Princess Storytime, live music, author days, and book sales. The bookshop is also available for private events (weddings, book clubs, etc.) after hours on a limited basis. For more details, visit our Calendar or follow us on Facebook.
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 always find what they need!