BY KAYIANNA HUGHES
ST. PETERSBURG — In the middle of a busy street, there is a unique bookstore right within your reach. Come right in and have a ball because today you are shopping at the Tombolo Mall!
Surprisingly, great books are all within reach in this tiny, fascinating store. Old- fashioned but usable typewriters are at your service and you can type a note or a poem right in the store.
Tombolo Books is co-owned by Alsace Walentine and The Paper Seahorse, a Tampa-based stationary and vintage typewriter store. Walentine, a petite, middle-aged woman sees the shop as a place for people to meet authors and to meet each other. As customer service is her number one priority, you will never be treated badly or unfairly.
Tombolo Books opened its doors on Dec. 1, and as tiny as the building is, she wants it to become big!