The store IS open for business Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Per local mandates, we do ask that you wear a mask when visiting. We ask that you respect social distancing while shopping and please stay safe – in these times, kindness is everything!
If the current store hours aren’t convenient for you or if you would like to inquire about the status of books for pickup, you can message me on Facebook, call me at 727-458-8102, email at email@example.com. I will be happy to accommodate appointments!
I want to thank all the people who have supported Sam’s Books through the years. You have enabled me to continue to follow my dream and it is greatly appreciated.
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?!?). Our specialty (and passion) is pre-loved 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:
- Chick Lit
- Young Adult
- 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.