THE Used Bookstore For book-loving kids (and grown-ups, too)


Like-new books without the new book prices! A booklover’s paradise.

Sam’s Books is a used bookstore located in the Oldsmar Flea Market in Oldsmar, FL — catering to all of Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. We’re the OG of used bookstores in the Tampa Bay area (25 years in business, crazy, right?!?). We’ve been a purveyor of pre-owned books here for over 20 years, and a book lover far longer than that. Our specialty (and passion) is children’s books, but we have a large selection of almost anything else you can imagine.


Why is Sam’s Books the better used bookstore?

It’s simple. If you’re looking for a bargain, you’ll find it. If you’re looking to go cheap, go elsewhere. We try to be super selective with our stock so that you’re not sifting through piles of the crappy books everyone else got rid of (James Patterson is a fine author but do you really want a yellowed copy of Kiss the Girls from 1995?) Yes, we sell used books, but we strive to provide used books that are more like-new than not, but at prices you can actually afford. We truly love what we do and want to share that love with our customers, and THAT is what separates us from our competitors. It’s truly a book lover’s paradise!


Browse our store for yourself or inquire online!

Personally, I like finding my books by wandering. Yup, I choose my books based on the cover. Sometimes that works out, sometimes not so much. But I never regret!

Here’s the lowdown: if your idea of a good time is browsing a treasure trove of books for hours, we’re definitely the bookstore for you. We try to keep the most requested books in stock, but the true beauty is in the undiscovered!

But we know that browsing the most fabulous bookstore in the world endlessly is not always in your timeframe, even if you’d like it to be. So if you know what you want, feel free to contact us! If we don’t have it, we’ll let you know if we can get it. Our inventory changes daily, but if I do say so myself, the proprietor knows her stuff — and she’ll be able to give you a reasonable guess if we can get it for you.

The best part is: IT’S LOCAL! Whether you’re in St. Pete, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Town N’ Country, New Port Richey… your new (used and affordable) books are right around the corner.


So whatcha want?

Although we specialize in children’s books of ALL kinds (seriously, you have to see it to believe it), we’re stacked (get it??) with a ton of genres, including but not limited to:

  • Biographies
  • Chick Lit
  • Classics
  • Cookbooks
  • Mysteries
  • Romance
  • Sci-Fi
  • Westerns
  • Young Adult
  • Manga
  • Graphic Novels
  • And wayyyyy too much to list!

Are you a teacher?

You don’t make enough money for the amazing work you do. We are proud to offer you a 10% discount on all of your purchases, all day, every day. We want to help you stock your classroom for less, especially since supplying good books for your students often comes from your own (underpaid) pocket. We only wish we could do more.

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21 thoughts on “THE Used Bookstore For book-loving kids (and grown-ups, too)”

  1. Do you have any copies of Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers? I am wanting to do a book study with a group of girls from my church and need about 6 copies.
    jan

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  2. Sharon,

    My next big trip in Guatemala. I need pre-K to 2nd grade books in Spanish. CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! Please let me know if you have anything.

    Hugs,

    Don Germaise

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  3. I am looking for a hardcopy of The Great Shark Escape in the Magic School Bus Series 7. Our new puppy and I need to replace it. Any hope? You sold me tons of books for the grandson’s. Now I’m buying for the Great grands.

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  4. Great store!
    We are looking for the little house on the Prairie books as well as how to train your dragon series.
    Thanks
    Machelle

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  5. I found your shop yesterday. What an amazing collection! The lady there was super nice and very helpful. She really knows her books. She told me exactly where everything i was looking for was. This store is a gold mine for teachers. I will definitely be back many times in the future!

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“Great place for teachers to get books for the classroom. Books are in great condition and at a great price!” – T.R.

“Absolutely love this place!!! Great store owner and great deals! A school teacher’s dream come true!!” – K.G.

“Thank you so much! Every time I come in you are so knowledgable and know all the books I’m asking for and you enjoy talking to me about them! I feel you love the book passion as much as I do.” – Z.D.

“Love, love, LOVE Sam’s books. Our daughter teaches third grade and we buy books from Sam’s. It supports two states: Florida’s economy and Oklahoma’s children’s education. It takes a nation to educate children and Sam’s is an important part of it.” T.H.

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