Book Worms Rejoice

Hunting & Gathering


Serving bibliophiles, bookaholics and aspiring writers since 1956, Brant’s Books prevails as one of the largest and last-standing privately owned bookstores in the state of Florida. With an inventory of 150,000+ titles, including eclectic genres, classics, out of print, hard-to-find selections and today’s award-winning bestsellers, Brant’s invites you to leave your E-reader at home and get figuratively and literally lost in the endless stacks of printed paper at its blowout sale this weekend. The Fun-Raising Book Sale will percolate throughout the wonderland warehouse and offer boxes upon boxes of more than 25,000 books for sale. On Friday, November 30, all books will be marked at a whopping $3 each, with a buy-five-get-one-free option, while collectibles and modern firsts will sell for $5/each. On Saturday, December 1, a “Fill a Box/Bag” for $25 will be avaiable, plus prices from Friday. And owner Barbara Brant mentions Sunday, December 2’s surprise sale entails, “pricing you won’t believe.”

So expect to leave with a fully-loaded restock for your bookshelf or coffee table with some fantastic novels, scholarly tomes and informational treatises. “All books are unsorted and unscanned, so be prepared to dig and find treasures!” Barbara notes.

Brant’s is also currently undergoing some exciting renovations in the backlot, manifesting a makeover for lounging and reading in a relaxing garden setting, with intention for hosting events and festivals in the future as well. “I do this because it’s important that stores like this stick around—they improve communities and bring people together,” she says. “That’s why, after 62 years, I am still passionate about my business.”

The Fun-Raising Book Sale runs Friday, 10am-3pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am- volume. “Cash & Carry” only (no holds). Free books to all volunteers willing to lend a helping hand. If interested, email availability to

Brant's Books, 429 North Lime Ave., Sarasota, 941-365-3658. But parking and warehouse entrance is located on Apricot Ave. (take Lime Ave. to Aspinwall St. to Apricot).

Photo provided by Brant's Facebook event page.

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