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Address: 429 N Lime Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237-5124
Phone Number: +1 941-365-3658
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10:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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One of Florida's oldest and largest independently owned used bookstores....

One of Florida's oldest and largest independently owned used bookstores. With over 150,000 books we carry everything from beach reading paperbacks to first editions and rare out of print books.

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A great traditional Bookshop

It's rare these days to be able to walk into a place and receive a tactile sensation of being surrounded by real paper. One of the older businesses in Sarasota it is a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
James E
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Bradenton
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Bradenton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It's rare these days to be able to walk into a place and receive a tactile sensation of being surrounded by real paper. One of the older businesses in Sarasota it is a great location to come and spend some time. The prices are quite reasonable and you'll end up with a lot more than you planned on buying and... More 

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Thank James E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is one of the greatest used books stores I have been in and I've been in many across the country. Fiction may rock the main room, the catacombs in the secondary space are a joy to pick through for gems that you don't even know you wanted. Great local cookbooks, some fine biographies, art books and collections that make... More 

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Thank Scott_A_Drake
Bradenton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

Have been visiting Brant's since 1979 ....I always find a treasure...Each visit makes me feel like a kid in a candy store ....

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Great selection of every genre you could want and more. Cozy untamed yet comfortable secondhand book store, with a wonderful lady who will greet you like a long lost friend. Elvis the dog is a pleasant surprise for kids who run out of steam and patience with parents who find chairs at every nook and turn to sit and read... More 

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Thank Mette B
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

This store was fantastic, the atmosphere was just how I imagine when I want to peruse through books. The lady that worked there was very helpful in directing us to the sections we were looking for and we had a great conversation with her. From what we bought for books the prices were great and they take trades as well.... More 

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Thank Stephanie E
Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Overall, a lot of books and as long as they are price-marked they'll honor the price. BUT BEWARE, if you find a book with an unmarked price (and there are many), be sure it'll be marked SKY HIGH when taken to checkout, why? Well, because 1) they are sloppy and didn't mark it when it came in; and 2) well..you... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

Whether you're looking for rare books to add to your collection or just the latest best seller to read at the beach - there's something for everyone at Brant's. The store features over 150,000 books as well as an interesting collection of antiques, paintings, vintage toys and other items for browsing and buying! Shopping at Brant's is an enjoyable and... More 

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