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"Matching readers with books for 35 years"

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Store History:


Widely-read entrepreneurs Tom and Linda Leonard decided the beautiful seaside city of Vero Beach, Florida deserved a better bookstore. The young couple wanted to create a place with personality, staffed by avid readers who inspired customers with their love of the printed page. A place that offered the latest bestsellers, a large selection of backlist books and excellent customer service. The Vero Beach Book Center opened its doors in 1975, just steps away from its current location.


Thanks to an extremely loyal customer base and brisk traffic from first-time visitors and out-of-towners, the Vero Beach Book Center outgrew its home and moved to a 12,000 square-foot building on one of the city's busiest corners. The space, triple the size of the original facility, boasted a fiction section that rivals some libraries, ample seating for author events, and room to leisurely browse the wide range of genres.


A Carefully considered selection of books, attentive customer service, and a come-as-you-are atmosphere spurred the Vero Beach Book Center into another phase of expansion. The Leonards bought the building next to the Book Center, increasing retail space to 21,000 square-feet. The first floor houses award-winning Children's Store and the entire second story is devoted to an eclectic collection of remainder and discounted books.


As the Vero Beach Book Center celebrates 35 years in business, the Leonards again turn to technology to better serve their readers. Their informative website, www.verobeachbookcenter.com, features updated bestseller lists, online bookselling, autographed first editions, and author event telecasts. The store also distributes an online newsletter promoting upcoming author signings and children's events.


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Store Location:
392 21st Street
(Miracle Mile)
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Store Hours:
M-F: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm

Children's Floor: