Best Of 2013

Best bookstore succession: The transition to new ownership at Inkwood Books

Best bookstore succession

The news that Carla Jimenez and Leslie Reiner were selling one of the area’s most cherished literary resources — South Tampa’s independent Inkwood Books — was more than a little dread-inducing. But never fear: the two co-owners did their successor search right, and came up with a perfect replacement: longtime customer Stefani Beddingfield, who clearly shares her predecessors’ enthusiam for books and civic engagement.