Tombolo Books announces brick and mortar space in Grand Central District
November 18, 2019 - Tombolo Books' official brick and mortar space will be located at 2153 First Avenue South, according to the independent bookstore's founder, Alsace Walentine. Walentine announced the location on Facebook Monday morning, touting the location's proximity to Black Crow Coffee's Grand Central location, as well as Squeeze Juice Works. The location is also just two blocks west of St. Pete's historic Haslam's bookstore. Planning for the official Tombolo Books space has been an effort four years in the making, Walentine wrote in her Facebook post. The indie bookseller has been a traveling effort since its founding, offering book sales and author signings at numerous events ranging from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg to Preserve the 'Burg. Tombolo has had a presence at most major festivals, indie markets, and it even had a temporary pop-up shop inside the Central Arcade in St. Pete. An extensive micro-loan effort has helped get the brick and mortar space on its feet, but the bookstore is still looking for more donors. Visit Tombolo's IndieGoGo site here to donate.