In Dunedin, Florida (on the Gulf Coast, north of Tampa) we found a charming shop called Back in the Day Books. We just missed meeting the owner, Boe Rushing, a lawyer-turned-bookstore-owner, who is a native of Clearwater, Florida.
In 2o13 he moved this bookstore from Tarpon Springs, FL to Dunedin. Sadly, it is now closing, and a good sale was running to close out the inventory. Here are some interior shots of the store.
We found some very nice books at Back in the Day, including some of the scarcer Modern Library titles in fine condition.
And there were also a few decorated American trade bindings…
The store was nicely laid out, well organized, and had interesting titles in wide range of genres. We purchased a large box of books. Here I am with Jim, who was running the store while we shopped…
We continued south to Venice, Florida to have dinner on the beach at Sharky’s on the Pier. After a long and hard winter in upstate New York, we couldn’t wait to wiggle our toes in the sand!!
Stay with us as we go next to book sales in both Cape Coral and Gainesville, both in upcoming posts (with many more book shops to come).