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Located in a historic neighborhood at the city's center, Midtown Reader opened in November of 2016 - Tallahassee's only general-subject, independent bookstore selling new books. We build a loyal community of patrons through a regular variety of literary events and related cultural programming. From literary fiction, mysteries, poetry, and science fiction to young adult books, biographies, and cookbooks, Midtown Reader carries a selection of new and noteworthy books. We also showcase Florida authors and books about Florida's political, social, and natural history. We also provide regular children's programming through our Kidtown Readers Club! 

Midtown Reader seeks strong relationships with Tallahassee's ever-growing writing scene, which includes institutions like Florida State University's Graduate Creative Writing Program, the nation's top HBCU, Florida A&M University, and one of the country's highest-ranked community colleges, Tallahassee Community College, as well as local organizations like The Tallahassee Writers Association. Our involvement with these nationally recognized yet deeply local organizations will ensure Midtown Reader becomes the destination for writers and book lovers alike in Florida's capital. This dedication to diverse cultural events, family fun, and good books make Midtown Reader a welcoming literary space in Tallahassee where everyone can read, think, and share.

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"Midtown Reader's going to be our literary pool hall..."