Old Tampa Book Company

Old Tampa Book Company

507 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602 USA (813)209-2151
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The old Tampa Book Company is a unique destination for visitors to Tampa. It is a gem for booklovers in the heart of downtown with over 40,000 collectible, rare, used, and out-of-print books; fiction and non-fiction from automobiles to zoology! Check out our website & search our inventory at oldtampabookcompany.com

The Old Tampa Book Company was opened in 1995 by David Brown and his wife Ellen in Tampa's downtown business district. Sixteen years later it has grown from 2,000 to more than 40,000 books. Articles in local newspapers describe the store as: Couple's Store is one for the books. David Brown can't help himself. He is a book addict. On vacation and business trips, he pores over piles of books in estate, library, and university sales and anywhere else he can find to buy secondhand books. That explains the look of the Old Tampa Book Company. Books fill the shelves and are stacked on top of them, cover tabletops and line high walls. Overflow volumes crowd the $1 sidewalk sale carts."

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positive comment by Mike C on Jul 31, 2016

Fast shipping,the best packaging i have ever seen.Description perfect will definitely purchase from again.

positive comment by David on Jun 29, 2016

Incredibly well-packed; safe from any bumps or bruises.

positive comment by Karen K on May 12, 2016

Excellent seller! And since I actually live in the same city, I'll visit their store one of these days. Thanks for such prompt shipping!

positive comment by Ursula H on Apr 16, 2016

Seller decided book was not in the condition advertised so included a nice note explaining the situation and a generous partial refund to account for the downgraded condition of the book. Very trustworthy and ethical seller. Great experience.

positive comment by Laurie on Apr 2, 2016

A positive experience.

positive comment by Jeffrey M. M on Feb 29, 2016

Very well packaged, exactly as described. Fast shipping. No complaints--A+ seller!

positive comment by Michael I on Nov 12, 2015

Was the title I was looking for in HC. All is well. I was happy with the service.

positive comment by Paul C on Aug 1, 2015

Great service, better than most big names in the business. 5 stars :)

positive comment by Rosemary B on Jul 17, 2015

Excellent in every aspect

positive comment by Francesco on Jun 6, 2015

The book arrived in very good conditions and at due time. Excellent seller.

positive comment by James K on May 14, 2015

Don't consider it "Very Good" status. "Good" maybe, however, had a major corner-bend/damage (not done in shipping the book).

positive comment by Stephen H. F on Feb 18, 2015

Thank you for having the title in stock. It is a wonderful read and fine complement to Ms Fuller's earlier work. Her style improves with each offering. With appreciation ...

positive comment by DUSAN M on Feb 14, 2015

Book was well wrapped and arrived in good condition.

positive comment by Susan W on Dec 14, 2014

Transaction entirely satisfactory

positive comment by MARIA on Dec 11, 2014

Excellent service!

positive comment by Cosette F on Dec 9, 2014

Book received in very good condition and in a timely manner. Carefully packaged. Thanks!

positive comment by hugo on Dec 4, 2014

Wonderful book in perfect condition!!!! Thank you a lot!!! Hugo

negative comment by Mike S on Nov 10, 2014

the "book" was falling apart...when open....very dissatisfied...and the packaging was way over the top....will not use this seller again

positive comment by Charles H on Oct 23, 2014

Very helpful rated A+++

positive comment by Clay H on Oct 3, 2014

Very pleased with the book-many thanks!

positive comment by Charlisa on Sep 10, 2014

Book arrived in good condition, i am very please with it. Thank yo for delivery.

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