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Haslam's Review

One of the state's most notable bookstores is a family-owned emporium that's been doing business just west of downtown St. Petersburg for more than 70 years. Rumored to be haunted by the ghost of On the Road author Jack Kerouac (indeed the renowned Beat Generation author used to frequent Haslam's before he died in St. Pete in 1969), the store carries some 300,000 volumes, from cutting-edge best-sellers to ancient tomes. If you value a good book or simply like to browse, you could easily spend an afternoon here.

Updated: 04-02-2013

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