Best places to read a book around Lakeland

If reading is your activity of choice, try one of these Swan City spots the next time you crack open your favorite novel.

A girl sits outside of a bookstore at a patio table while reading a book.

Indoor and outdoor seating options abound at Pressed Books & Coffee.

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There’s nothing like finding that perfect spot to get lost in a good book. With several cozy nooks around Lakeland, we’re rounding up a few places to curl up with your latest read.

Pressed Books & Coffee, 213 E. Bay St. | This bookstore/coffee shop combo is full of plush chairs + couches for when you want to stay awhile. Pro tip: Stop by during Silent Book Club on the third Wednesday of each month to meet fellow bibliophiles.

Bonnet Springs Park, 400 Bonnet Springs Blvd. | BYOB (bring your own blanket) along with your book to the Allen & Company Lawn to bask in both words and sunshine.

Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Dr. | Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and leather chairs overlooking Lake Morton, LPL’s main room is perfect for when you want some peace + quiet. Plus, you can say hello to Lakeland’s iconic swans while you’re there.

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