Independent Bookstore

The Reserve is an independent bookstore, only one of two indie bookstores in Sarasota. Because we've paired books with a variety of beverages, you can "sip and shop." We call our booksellers both "booktenders" and "librewians" and we offer new releases and current titles across a variety of genres (both fiction and non-fiction). Our selection includes biography/history, politics, poetry, spirituality, young adult, kids' books and more, and we also offer a small selection of used books. We are also home to many of Sarasota's talented local authors. If you don't see what you're looking for in our stacks, please let us know and we can order it and it will arrive virtually as fast as Amazon can deliver.

If you're passionate about books, poetry, and more, you can also host or attend one of our many events at The Reserve. Check our calendar for the latest happenings. We host local Shakespeare groups, poetry groups, and more.