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Award Winning Florida Book Store Bookshop Florida Sandman Ribbon First Finalist WinnerSandman Book Company in Punta Gorda hosts many literary arts events including book signings, children's hour, sidewalk sales, and more. During the winter season, we have a regular book club (2nd Thursday of the month), author events (3rd Saturday), and book sales (4th Thursday). Special events are also scheduled on a frequent basis - keep an eye on our Facebook page for more info. Writers and poets, if you would like to join us for an event, please review the Author Submission Guidelines.

Upcoming Events at the Bookstore

This calendar is updated almost instantly whenever a change is made to the schedule.


We are located in Turtle Crossing Plaza, at 16480 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955.


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Sandman's Florida Writers Book Club. Our book club features local writers - and the book club meetings are led by the author of that month's book!

Burnt Store Marina Book Club. This book club has been active for about fourteen years. Members take turns hosting meetings at their homes. Members are not required to live in the Marina, although most do.

South Shore Book Club at Burnt Store Marina. Meets at 4pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the South Shore Clubhouse. For more info contact Susie Wood (505-8417 or swood3230 at

Twin Isles Book Club. This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month (except for November and December). For more information, contact Gretchen at 637-1232

Punta Gorda Isles Book Club. For more info contact Brenda Capek (505-1404 or 662-0905).

Red Fish Bookies. Past selections have included "I Feel bad About My Neck" by Nora Ephron, "A Land Remembered" by Patrick Smith, and "A Secret Kept" by Tatiana de Rosnay.

Literary Lions Book Club. Previous books have included the "Millenium" series by Steig Larsson, the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon, "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer, "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffeneger, "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card & "Ilium/Olympos" by Dan Simmons. Membership by invitation only; for more info inquire in person at Sandman Book Company.

Small Business Saturday

Show your support for small business by shopping at local stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (the day after Black Friday).

Each year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving we run a huge book sale (for instance, last year, our entire stock of used books was half off normal prices). Visit us in November 2015 for the next one.