Best Book Stores in St. Augustine, FL
Getting lost in a great read is a fantastic way to enjoy your vacation. Thankfully, the nation’s oldest city is a bibliophile’s buffet, boasting more fantastic bookstores than you can shake a paperback at. So if you’re looking to pick up a copy of a classic favorite, blockbuster best seller or breezy beach read, you’re spoiled for choice. Read on to check out our picks for the best bookstores in St. Augustine, FL.
Buy The Book is a local treasure. Staffed by avid readers in their own right, the team at Buy The Book specializes in helping you hunt down that hard-to-find volume, as well as recommending other reads you’ll enjoy once they get a sense of your preferences. You’ll find books of every genre, with local interest, mystery, true crime and thrillers being a particular specialty. The best part? Used paperbacks are 40% off cover price every day.
4255 US Highway 1, St. Augustine, FL 32086
Superhero stories have enjoyed a serious spike in popularity as of late, and All Books & Comics is a fantastic place to find the area’s largest selection of comics and graphic novels. As an independently-owned and operated outlet, they also excel at special orders, excellent recommendations, and “I’ve been looking for this!” collectables. Stop in, and you’re bound to find an irresistible gem you simply won’t be able to live without.
395 US Highway 1, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Nestled in the heart of the city’s historic district (just across from Flagler College), Second Read Books is an absolute treasure trove of literary riches. Expect a classic packed-to-the-rafters readers’ paradise where every shelf is brimming with timeless tomes from every genre. And although Second Read specializes in gently-used books, the operative term is “gently.” Every volume is in excellent condition, and priced to fly off the shelves.
51D Cordova St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
The Blue Mantle is the city’s largest sacred bookstore, which dovetails nicely with St. Augustine’s rich history as the nation’s oldest ecclesiastical outpost. Here, the devout will find a sizable selection of theological reads, perfect for a little spiritual enrichment and reflection. In addition to books, The Blue Mantle also offers a deep range of faith-based gifts, toys, jewelry, home décor, and clothing. Grab a little enlightenment right here.
81 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084
This classically cool must-stop represents the marriage of some long-running local institutions. Located in the former home of city mainstay Anastasia Books, Materialistic Uptown brings together the philosophies, inventories and eclectic selections of the space’s former tenants, the recently-shuttered Flagler College Bookstore, and funky favorite gift shop Materialistic. The result is an unpredictable (but never boring) emporium overflowing with books, unique gifts, whimsical t-shirts and much more.
76A San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Just a short drive into nearby Jacksonville will bring fun-seekers to Mythical Mountain, the city’s largest repository for niche books, gifts, toys, action figures, comics, and an ever-rotating inventory of other incredibly fun finds. From golden-age graphic novels to just-issued licensed collectibles, Mythical Mountain features 6,000 square feet of gotte-have-it goodies. They’ll even buy all of the above if you’re looking to cash in your collection.
11111 San Jose Blvd. Suite 37, Jacksonville, FL 32223
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