Haslam's Book Store

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Coordinates: 27°46′17″N 82°39′39″W / 27.771341°N 82.660817°W / 27.771341; -82.660817 Haslam's Book Store is a historic new and used independent bookstore in St. Petersburg, Florida.[1][2][3] It is located in the Grand Central District and is the largest independent bookstore in Florida with over 30,000 square feet. Haslam's was started in 1933 by John and Mary Haslam.[4] The store was originally a magazine exchange. Writer Jack Kerouac was a frequent visitor.[5] There have been many claims of Kerouac's ghost frequenting the store. [6]

Huffington post put Haslam's as number forty-one on their top fifty bookstores in America. [7]

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