If you love the old smell of books and just enjoy spending time at the bookstore, there is one, in particular, that will keep your interest peaked. Chamblin Bookmine is the biggest bookstore in Jacksonville with over 3 million books.
This rare book store has been around since the 1970s and has 98% of used and rare books with only 2% of new books. With 55,000 square feet of books, this place has become every local and bookworm's favorite spot on a rainy day. Chamblin's Uptown is the second location and it features a cafe with free WiFi.
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind book, Chamblin Bookmine has it. Here you will find cooking books, newspapers, magazines, weird categories such as Occult and UFO's, True Crime, and things you never thought about.
The cafe and bookstore at Chamblin's Uptown open 7 days a week. You can check here for their specific hours on each day. This place is very common for photoshoots as it has very long hallways and tall shelves.
You can search for a specific book through their online inventory here or you can call the store and request a search. Usually, you will have to wait a while if it is a very rare book. You can also sell your old books for cash. And if you inherited your grandparent's library collection you can also sell audio books, music CD's, DVD's, old postcards, old maps, comics prior to the mid-seventies, and most old magazines prior to the sixties.
Chamblin Bookmine is located at 4551 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210.