Words flow freely on Punta Gorda property. Bookworms, looky-loos, and passersby all frequent the Sandman Book Company. Declared Southwest Florida’s largest independent bookstore this is the place to find that next good read. A seemingly limitless inventory contains the latest releases, rare editions, local books, autographed books and more. Trinkets and treasures are included in other items up for grabs. Local artist renderings complete their collection.

Many come into the Sandman Book Company for special events. Magical moments happen during Fairy Tale Story Time. Costumed readers recite stories and then pose for photo ops. Children living in Punta Gorda and beyond love to come and hear the lore. Afterwards characters meet and greet those in attendance. Themes are based on traditional stories such as those from Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm.

Lose Yourself in a Good Book when Living in Punta Gorda

Regular readers look forward to monthly book sales. Held on the third Thursday of the month, this is the best time to begin a summer reading list or start that bestseller everyone’s been talking about. Local Author Days put the spotlight on Southwest Florida writers. Local authors can learn more about submissions here.

The Sandman Book Company is big on inventory and on charm. Everyone who walks through the door finds what they are looking for. Smiles are all around when folks are greeted by the bookstore’s very own black cat, Kitty Wan-Kenobi. This friendly feline purrfectly fits in and is adept at helping wanderers find books they are looking for. Learn all about this precious character and how he found his furever home here.

Stroll about the Punta Gorda property and find a good book to lose yourself in. For those not sure what to read next, attentive staff members are always on hand with suggestions. The Sandman Book Company is located at 5240 Duncan Road. Call 941.505.1624 for more information on the books lining the shelves.