A trip to your typical book store is usually pretty peaceful. Strolling through aisles of books in a quiet shop, looking for the next big thing to add to your reading list; but this book store in Tampa is so much more than a maze of bound pages and dusty ol' shelves.

At Mojo Books & Records, shopping for the next story to dive into becomes a bit of an adventure that won't break the wallet. With aisles and aisles of books that are generally half off their cover price & discount carts with items available for 99 cents to $1.99, you're sure to leave with stacks of paperback gold.

But the labyrinth of paperback pages & hard covered stories that will have you hooked isn't all that you'll find. Mojo also has a coffee cafe that serves teas, coffees, and smoothies for you to sip while you search. Going story shopping easily becomes a cute coffee date with your bae, a drink in hand as you browse for books... & also records!

The shop carries a huge selection of vintage vinyl records & CDs that will fill you with the sweet nostalgia of your childhood. A bit of a vinyl revival has been on the rise in recent years for many different reasons — nothing really compares to having a physical copy of your music, admiring the cool cover art. Not to mention the quality of audio records have that makes many say vinyl trumps CDs or digital streaming.

The returning love for the sound of vintage vinyl has sales of records looking to beat out CDs for the first time since 1986 too, according to The Rolling Stone. It's almost like we've been waiting for this return to a simpler time, at least when it comes to music.

Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in the worlds written between pages, go on a cute coffee date with babe, have a love for any & everything vintage, are hunting for a rare record or are looking to rewind time with one for the first time, you can satisfy your itch for them all at Mojo Books & Records — and that's pretty groovy, baby.

An overview of Mojo Books & Records and their cafe menu can be seen below.

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Mojo Books & Records Tampa

Price: Books as cheap as $0.99, most newer books are about half of their cover price. Records sell for anywhere between 99 cents & $2000 for rare titles; coffee, smoothies, & tea from the cafe range in price from $2 to $6.50. You can see the cafe menu here.

Address: 2540 E. Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33612

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Holiday hours may vary.

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy coffee, tea, or a smoothie while browsing discount books & records. Popular and newer titles are often here at half their usual cover price, with books that are $0.99 to $1.99 available buy one get one. You can also trade-in books & records for store credit.


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