Drop in to Pensacola’s Most Eclectic Bookstore!

Come browse our selection of used books at low low bargain prices. All book sales go to support the Prison Book Project that sends books on request to Florida prison inmates.

If you would like to volunteer at Open Books, consider coming to our weekly book packing night Wednesdays, 6-8 pm. We are also seeking additional volunteers for two regular shifts  and intermittent fill-in shifts when regular staff is sick or can’t work at the store. If you would like to join our happy collective and volunteer at Open Books, please contact us (850-453-6774 or email us).

You may have noticed that Open Books features artwork by local artists on our walls.  Donna O’Neal’s work will display though the end of August.  Vivian Spencer will show her work during September and October, and the Opening Reception will be at Open Books on Saturday, September 12, 6:00-9:00 pm.  Click here to read more about our current artist.  If you are an artist and would like to have an exhibit at Open Books, contact Doug Craft.

We have lots of interesting and reasonably priced used titles and are open every day from noon until 5pm.

Open Books Bookstore & Prison Book Project, 1040 N Guillemard St, Pensacola FL 32501, 850-453-6774
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We mail books on request to inmates in Florida correctional institutions, and have an open invitation Book Packing every Wednesday night at the store.  During a typical month, our volunteers pack and mail around 150 packages of books to inmates at a cost of $500 to $550. We welcome your donations of money, time, and clean used books. We always seem to need paperback dictionaries and thesauri. You can donate money to Open Books using the orange DONATE button to the right.

Open Books also hosts a wide variety of cultural events, including lectures, art openings and exhibitions, plays, musical performances, films, poetry and book readings, and neighborhood festivals. All of these activities are open to the public and many are free to the community. Contact us to discuss and schedule your event, and check our calendar for upcoming events. If you are on Facebook, drop by our profile and “Like us.”

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