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Gene's Bookstore

2365 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3208
+1 239-472-1446
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Books, Books, Everywhere

If you are looking for a book at an excellent price, go to Gene's Bookstore. I have never seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine N
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Fruitland Park, Fl, United States
A Book Lovers Destination!!

Over 150,000 titles from around the globe (Books mostly but also DVD's, CD's). Wonderful... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
2travelers2011
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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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“three buildings” (13 reviews)
“book store” (8 reviews)
“book lovers” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2365 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3208
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+1 239-472-1446
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"floor to ceiling"
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"visit sanibel"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a book at an excellent price, go to Gene's Bookstore. I have never seen books arranged in such an assortment of ways. In bookshelves, walkways, windows, outside under cover, and more places that I can't remember. It is one of...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Over 150,000 titles from around the globe (Books mostly but also DVD's, CD's). Wonderful, knowledgeable staff, great prices, amazing selection. Thank you Gene!!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This bookstore is charming! You would be remiss if you didn’t go inside. It has four houses of books, an endless labyrinth of stories. The first house holds the largest selection of mystery novels I have ever seen. Would highly recommend at least a walk...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. There are books from wall to ceiling, stacked everywhere! It is so much fun to walk through and look at all the different genres. Each time we visit Sanibel, we stop in at Gene's and find new and exciting books! It...More

Thank Wendy D
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This bookstore is an amazing find for a island vacation area. It has a tremendous number of books including mystery, history, fiction and science fiction. Each one of these is in a small house that has been converted into a bookstore. Three of the buildings...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

The outside of Gene's Bookstore is shabby and small. But that is just a cover. Once you step inside it is books, tapes, objects, everywhere you look. It's easy to trip over a stacked pile of books. However, if you walk carefully, everything is well...More

Thank J D
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This is an unusual book store and a little difficult to navigate. However, if you love books, you will enjoy your visit here. There are books piled from floor to ceiling, but they are all labeled. The staff is welcoming and helpful. It looks like...More

Thank ALB63
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

If you like your book shops organised, tidy and easy to navigate, avoid Gene's bookstore. If, however, you like your book shops to be full of character, genuinely unique and welcoming, this is the place for you. I can honestly say that this is a...More

Thank 22Mick
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Gene’s has floor to ceiling books- unbelievably, they know where everything is- most things are well labeled- categorized by building- older books have nice discounts- and I found my new book club books as well. Really hard to walk out without a bag full...

Thank Diana D
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This is the most amazing bookstore I have ever been in, and I have been in many. Looking at it from the front, you think it is small, but it goes on and on and on. The selection is amazing and the prices are very...More

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