Sandman Books is a local bookstore in Punta Gorda, Florida. Family owned and operated, staffed by volunteers, with a friendly cat in residence.
We have over 100,000 used and new books in stock, as well as a very nice selection of gifts, puzzles, games, and apparel. Our rare book room contains a variety of unusual titles, some of which date as far back as the 1600s. If you're looking for something special, let us know! We will be happy to check on it for you.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding our store and website. If you have a question that isn't answered here, or need additional information please contact us.
What is the LOCAL DELIVERY COST?
Orders over $35 qualify for FREE local hand-delivery by one of our Bookstore Couriers. If you live in a gated community, please add us to your approved list or provide a pass.
What is your LOCAL DELIVERY AREA?
Addresses within 15 miles of the physical store (33982) qualify for free local delivery. (If your address is outside of that range, check out our free shipping option, on orders over $45.)
How do I PLACE AN ORDER for delivery?
You can place an order on our website, or by calling the store at 941-505-1624.
What is your LOCAL DELIVERY SCHEDULE?
Punta Gorda Isles, City of Punta Gorda, Seminole Lakes, Kings's Gate, Tuscany Isles, Edgewater, and Port Charlotte we deliver on Tuesday and Thurday. Burnt Store Marina, Burnt Store Isles, Burnt Store Meadows, Burnt Store Village, Burnt Store Lakes, Pirate Harbor, Heritage Landing, Creekside, and north sections of Cape Coral are Friday. Sections of Arcadia, North Fort Myers, Deep Creek, Edge Water, and Grassy Point are as-needed
Should I TIP THE DELIVERY PERSON?
It is not required, but we do accept tips. Caffeine is also appreciated. Thank you!
What are your SHIPPING CHARGES?
USPS Media Mail $3.00 + $0.95 per item (delivery usually between 7 and 10 days) Expedited $6.80 + $0.70 per item (delivery usually between 3 and 5 days) We package our orders as quickly as possible. Sometimes handling can be 1 to 3 business days, depending on the title and time of year. If your order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Please inquire for international charges.
Display to Order (ODO) Policy
Some items are on display in-store but not available for immediate purchase. ODO items will be ordered from the nearest supplier and delivered within 45 days from date of purchase. ODO items qualify for the same shipping rates as general store items. Free In-Store Pickup USPS Media Mail $3.00 + $0.95 per item (delivery usually between 7 and 10 days) Expedited $6.80 + $0.70 per item (delivery usually between 3 and 5 days) Returns are accepted within 10 days of item receipt for ODO items
What is your WEBSITE RETURN POLICY?
Contact us as soon as possible via email to request return instructions. We accept returns within 30 days of purchase. We will do our best to replace damaged products (no matter how well something is packed, eventually items are damaged in the mail unfortunately) or provide a refund. If you have buyer remorse, we accept returns for unused/unread books and products in new condition but you are responsible for return shipping costs.
Are books on your website IN STOCK AT YOUR STORE?
Our online store offers more titles that we carry in our store, but we may have what you're looking for in stock. If the item does not say IN STOCK, we have to order it from our supplier. Please call us to confirm availability.
What does the CONFIRMATION EMAIL MEAN?
This means that we've received your order. We will email you when your order has shipped or is ready to be picked up.
VISITING THE STORE
Is there PARKING AT YOUR STORE?
Yes, we have plenty of off-street parking directly in front of our bookshop.
Is the store WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes. There is a community ramp to west (right) of our store entrance. Our restroom is also wheelchair accessible and we have an infant changing table.
What is your STORE REFUND POLICY?
New books and merchandise purchased online and in our retail store, may be returned within 7 days of purchase with the original sales receipt. No returns on used books or other used items. All such items are sold “as is.”
Do you offer a discount for VOLUME PURCHASES?
Need multiple copies of the same title? We offer 25% or more off many new books with a minimum purchase of 25 copies. Contact us for additional details.
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Do You BUY USED BOOKS?
No, we do not purchase used books. We occasionally host trade-in hours for select used books in excellent condition. Please click HERE for program details.
How can I put MY BOOK IN YOUR STORE?
Sandman Books is pleased to support local authors by offering to stock qualified books through our consignment program. Read the program details.