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Gene's Bookstore

2365 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3208
+1 239-472-1446
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Book chaos

If you like your book shops organised, tidy and easy to navigate, avoid Gene's bookstore. If... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
22Mick
,
Essex, United Kingdom
Book-lover heaven

Gene’s has floor to ceiling books- unbelievably, they know where everything is- most things are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diana D
,
Sanibel Island, Florida
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“three buildings” (13 reviews)
“book store” (6 reviews)
“book lovers” (5 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 February 16, 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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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Very interesting labyrinth of three buildings toegether that are packed full of books! Sister and brother run store and they know where every book is! Very helpful and extremely good selection!

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

This is an independent gem of a bookstore with 3 buildings simply crammed with books! The young man at the desk was helpful and informative. It contained catagories of books I did not know existed...quite literally something for every taste....can't imagine not finding what you...More

Thank caiogirl
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Great place, made up of three buildings (soon to be four). Friendly, helpful staff. The front building is mysteries, oddball CDs and DVDs, etc. The second, my favorite, is literature. Here I found novels by Updike, Roth and Night by Elie Wiesel, which literally jumped...More

Thank Toucan-Stan
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

I was looking for British mystery books and this place had an amazing selection and whole series. Also found French and other international books here and some at bargain prices. You need to have TIME to look around and it is so packed go in...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

One of the best all time bookstores I’ve ever been to. Simply amazing! Prices are decent too. Be prepared to spend some time because there are three buildings worth. Staff is extremely helpful.

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

OMG what a gem...If you are a reader this is God's country...You will never see this many books unless you go to a library. They have everything you would ever want to read from European authors and Florida authors.to a whole bunch of books for...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

I love this store, it is so unique. We visited for two weeks and as far as i was concerned, I could have been dropped off here and skipped all other sights and shopping---just leave me there. I am praying that somehow you will survive...More

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