Lakeland’s full of quaint + cozy bookstores where you can find your next read. Get ready to turn the page on your new favorite book at one of these local establishments throughout town.
Inklings Book Shoppe, 243 N. Florida Ave.
This antique + used bookseller formerly found on Combee Road is celebrating the grand opening of its new home in downtown Lakeland on Saturday, Jan. 6.
Pressed Books and Coffee, 213 E. Bay St.
Grab a hand-crafted coffee or pastry and shop for new releases, books by Lakeland authors, and used books. Pro tip: Follow the store’s Instagram to learn about special events, book clubs, and new drinks.
Bookends Used Books, 5100 US Hwy. 98 N., Ste. 4
Head to this indie bookstore in north Lakeland to trade in your books and shop for your next read.
Crash Bookshop, 3125 Bartow Rd.
This community bookstore located in Somos Church exists to amplify a diverse range of voices and stories. The store is open on a pop-up basis — check out its Instagram for hours and curated books.
The Unbound Bookery, 1026 S. Florida Ave.
Visit this bookseller located within the Bungalow Boutique to shop antique, vintage, used, and new books. Hunting for a difficult-to-find book? The experts here specialize in helping you find it.
Little Bus Books, 1047 E. Main St.
You can find this family-owned mobile bookshop all over Polk County as well as in The Nectary. It aims to reach middle-grade students, young adults, and adults with stories from diverse cultural perspectives.
Coliseum of Comics, 1517 Bartow Rd.
Comic book readers and collectors can peruse the stacks at this Grove Park Shopping Plaza storefront.