About Us

Once upon a time there was a little girl, a stack of books, and a very comfy chair...

Our owner, Sally Bradshaw, always dreamed of working in a bookstore. Years later, that dream came true when Midtown Reader opened in November of 2016 as Tallahassee's only New York Times reporting, general-subject, independent bookstore, selling new books. Midtown Reader is located in the capital city of Florida, home to two major universities and a diverse community of readers. We emphasize lifelong learning and hope to put just the right book into your hands. From literary fiction, mysteries, poetry, and science fiction to young adult books, biographies, and cookbooks, we carry a selection of new and noteworthy books. We showcase Florida authors and books about Florida's political, social, and natural history. We also build a loyal community through regular programming with author events, Kidtown Reader story hour, Read to Lead panels, book clubs, workshops, community readings, and more. Midtown Reader is also home to the Piebrary, our in-house cafe serving pie, coffee, and tea. When you walk through our doors, our staff welcomes you home into an immersive space to learn and grow alongside community members from all walks of life. We strongly believe books change lives, and a community connection is built as customers read, think, and share together among the bookshelves. 

Come visit us in-store or chat with us via phone or online!

Address: 1123 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303 (the pink building down the street from Whataburger!)

Hours: Sunday - Tuesday, 10AM - 6PM

Wednesday - Saturday, 10AM - 8PM

We are wheelchair and mobility aid accessible. There is an elevator on the first floor, accessible through Jeri's Midtown Cafe patio at the rear of the building. This elevator takes you to both our second and third floors! There is also a ramp in front of the store.

Phone: 850-425-2665 (BOOK)

Website: midtownreader.com

General email: info@midtownreader.com

More Information / FAQ: https://www.midtownreader.com/frequently-wondered