THE FAMILY BOOK SHOP

Independent Bookstore of DeLand, FL
New, Used and Collectible Books!
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Hours:

 Monday-Saturday 9:30AM-5:30PM

The Family Book Shop accepts all major credit cards

 

ABOUT THE FAMILY BOOK SHOP

The Family Book Shop has been a staple of DeLand's community for over 35 years. The deceptively large building holds over 300,000 books spread over 6,000 square feet. The store has evolved and grown over the years and through different owners, but is proud to continue as a independent bookstore serving the reading community of Florida! 

The Family Book Shop is a proud member of the Southern Independent Bookstore Alliance (SIBA)

 

STAFF

 

OWNERS: 

Kerry and Kaaren Johnson 

Kerry and Kaaren bought the Family Bookshop in 2015, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being small business owners and combining it with their love of reading and collecting books. They hope to continue to grow the Family Book Shop to reach new readers!

Kerry's favorite authors: Stephen King, Greg Iles, Michael 

Connelly and Michael Crichton

Kaaren's favorite authors: Mary Stewart, Nora Roberts, WEB Griffin

TEAM MEMBERS: 

Deb

Randy

Ashley

Vin

Alicia

Doug

Ink - Bookstore Cat
He'll tell you he's read everything in the store, but all we see him do is nap!

TOUR THE STORE

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Check out our graphic windows, featuring classic titles as well as some of our personal favorites!

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New bestselling titles and authors!

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New fiction and popular fiction are displayed up front in Room 1, as you walk in the door. Here you'll find new books by James Patterson, Debbie Macomber as well as new authors.

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We also keep our new and popular Science Fiction and Fantasy up front, where you'll find many of your favorites like Tolkein, George RR Martin and Orson Scott Card!

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New Non-Fiction, sorted by genre. Looking for a hot new cookbook or the latest biography? Right here!

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We have a wall of Florida related titles, including many on the history and people of DeLand, and books on gardening and plants of Florida.

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We also keep a section of favorite fictional books set in Florida, including those by Randy Wayne White and Carl Hiassen.

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Looking for accessories for books? We have bookmarks, backlights and booktabs!

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Harry Potter is always a good thing to go back to!

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Our display in room one of popular and favorite magazine titles for a variety of interests.

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We set up special displays featuring gift ideas for holidays or different occasions to help you discover new books for everyone.

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Not sure what to read next ? We'd love to help you find your next favorite novel!

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A collector's edition of a favorite title is a great gift for a friend, and these are beautiful to display!

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Part of our children's area, featuring our wall of picture books! Something for every young reader.

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Ready to move up to something more challenging? We feature books recommended by the Sunshine State Young Readers' Association, and other popular chapter series books!

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The Young Adult Wall! Even the pickiest teen reader can find something to their liking.

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Another popular item - puzzles! We have a huge selection of puzzles for your family to complete together.

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The store keeps going! Looking from Room 1 through the doorway, you can catch a glimpse of all the rooms left to explore.

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Room 2 holds all of our used non-fiction and all of our Classics section.

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Delve deep into the philosophy section!

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Pause for a few minutes by the art books and coffee table books!

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Room 3 is filled with our general fiction, which encompasses historical fiction, literary fiction, inspirational fiction, alternative fiction and paranormal.

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Books, books and more books!

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Room 4 houses our Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Mystery/Thriller sections!

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You should never leave a bookstore empty handed - we're always glad to help you find your next favorite novel!

 

TRADE POLICIES

  • The Family Book Shop offers a trade system for used books. This is a credit system, not cash. We do not buy books for cash

  • If you bring used books in, we offer trade credit based on the age and condition of the book, as well as if we already have an excess of the title. 

  • The trade credit that you have is only good towards the purchase of used books, and may be used to reduce the cost of used books by half. For example, if you have $10 in trade credit, and a book you want is $12, you would use $6 in credit and only pay $6 plus tax for the book, leaving you with $4 credit for your next visit! 

  • Trade credit cannot be used on new books, magazines or other new items.

  • The only record of the trade credit is your green card - please don't lose it! 

  • Currently we accept trade on any day we are open, but we ask that if you have a  large amount of items that you call ahead and discuss with a staff member the best time to drop off your items.

  • Any items we cannot accept or already have excess of can either be returned to you, or donated onward!

 

CONTACT US

Expect a reply within one business day. For more timely replies, please call. 

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We have a wall of Florida related titles, including many on the history and people of DeLand, and books on gardening and plants of Florida.