[BHE 395] Book Hunting in Sanibel Island, Florida (and Other Awesome Book Finds)

Books from all over: Sanibel Island, Book of the Month, Kickstarter, and even T.J. Maxx! Fun!

Fats here.

I’m sharing another compilation of titles that I purchased in stores and online. In this post you’ll find a few of my book purchases when we went on vacation last fall, more Book of the Month goodies, a Kickstarter project, a pre-order tradition, and an early holiday surprise!

Books from Sanibel Island

We were able to book one of the best rooms in Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium.

For the second year in a row, we traveled to Sanibel Island, Florida to take a much needed vacation. We thought about checking out some units for rent on Airbnb but we decided to stick to our favorite home away from home: Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium. Like last year, I bought a few books from the island and a few more from an outlet store just off of the island.

MacIntosh Books + Paper is a local bookstore and the best one on the island in my opinion. Of course, I’m not saying that because they have a bookstore tuxedo cat named Brady.

In addition to the books below, I also bought two laminated bookmarks made up of stamps (cats for me and airplanes for Daniel), a set of magnetic cat bookmarks, a panoramic Sherlock Holmes puzzle that I’ve never seen before, and a 2020 Moleskine pocket planner, The Little Prince edition. Needless to say, MacIntosh Books + Paper quickly became one of my favorite places in Sanibel.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Amazon | Book Depository

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Amazon | Book Depository

We love their Yucatan shrimp! So good!

We couldn’t miss going to one of our favorite restaurants in Sanibel: Doc Ford’s Rum & Grill. Second year on the island meant purchasing the second book in Randy Wayne White’s Doc Ford series.

The Heat Islands by Randy Wayne White
Amazon | Book Depository

Based on last year’s experience, I wasn’t planning on getting anything from Book Warehouse at the Sanibel Outlets, especially the day before our flight back home. I wasn’t sure if I could add more books to our luggage. Unfortunately for me, there was a sale going on that day. In the end, I was glad I went. I got myself three awesome Tolkien books.

A 3 for $20 deal, with additional 25% off entire purchase!

The Heroes of Tolkien by David Day
Amazon | Book Depository

A Dictionary of Tolkien by David Day
Amazon | Book Depository

An Atlas of Tolkien by David Day
Amazon | Book Depository

More #BoTM Titles

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Amazon | Book Depository

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Amazon | Book Depository

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Amazon | Book Depository

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Amazon | Book Depository

A Bushel & Peck Kickstarter Project

Bushel & Peck launched their campaign on Kickstarter on November 2018. The creators canceled it when it did not meet its target goal. However, this hiccup did not stop Bushel & Peck founders, David and Stephanie Miles, from achieving their goal. In early 2019, they re-launched the campaign and it was a success! I backed this project because of its “book-for-book” promise. For every purchase, a book is donated to a child in need.

Big Words for Fearless Girls by Bushel & Peck
Amazon | Book Depository

New Harry Potter Illustrated Edition

Because I had to.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition
by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay
Amazon | Book Depository

A Surprise Book Find at T.J. Maxx

I actually found three awesome books when I went shopping at T.J. Maxx a few weeks ago. One is Bohemian Rhapsody: The Official Book of the Movie, which I’m gifting to Daniel for Christmas. The other is The Ultimate Instant Pot cookbook, which I’m giving Daniel’s Dad who absolutely loves their Instant Pot. Of course, I get the other fun book below!

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History
Amazon | Book Depository

1 comment on “[BHE 395] Book Hunting in Sanibel Island, Florida (and Other Awesome Book Finds)

  1. My family and I go to Sanibel Island every year, Fats, actually stay on Captiva. I was happy to read your post about Macintosh Books, a favorite of mine to visit every year!


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