Best Of 2008

BEST USED BOOKSTORE: Book Swap

For more than 25 years, loyal swappers have been trading in their used books for store credit (even after Borders moved in nearby), so when former owner Arlene Swartzman wanted to retire, Carrollwood native Cynthia Floyd couldn’t let the neighborhood staple close or fall into the hands of anyone else. With around 40,000 titles, Book Swap may not be the biggest used bookstore in the Bay area, but it has a constantly changing inventory and friendly, helpful staff. Add in the store’s predilection for out-of-print titles and you have a perfect destination point for fanatical readers. 13020 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, 813-963-6979, bookswapfl.com