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513 1/2 Fleming St., Key West, FL 33040, United States | (305) 294-2904

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Books or music

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Eclectic, Local designers and products
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Founded in 1976, this two-room bookstore is a Key West icon. It sort of feels and smells like an attic, but in the best way possible—and the collection of mostly used books makes it well worth the visit. Peruse the teetering stacks for the newest bestsellers, works by local writers, Cuban literature, and biographies of local luminaries like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. The store also regularly hosts readings, signing, and literary events like short story slams.

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Key West Island Books

Founded in 1976, this two-room bookstore is a Key West icon. It sort of feels and smells like an attic, but in the best way possible—and the collection of mostly used books makes it well worth the visit. Peruse the teetering stacks for the newest bestsellers, works by local writers, Cuban literature, and biographies of local luminaries like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. The store also regularly hosts readings, signing, and literary events like short story slams.