A Book Shop in Dunedin, Florida

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.

Back In The Day Books, Dunedin, Florida

Back In The Day Books, 716 Broadway, Dunedin, 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.


The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway (Modern Library Edition)

And there were also a few decorated American trade bindings…

My Lady Nobody, by Maarten Maartens (Harper & Brothers, 1895)

My Lady Nobody, by Maarten Maartens (Harper & Brothers, 1895)

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…

20150420_144436_resizedI’m glad we had an opportunity to visit this book store before it closes its doors (last day open will be May 24, 2015).

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!!

20150420_163403_resized_120150420_163335_resized20150420_163431_resizedGreat to see bright colors, blue sky and turquoise ocean after a monochrome winter!!

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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).






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