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Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Welcoming and Nice Selection

As I was taking a picture of the cute entrance, the owner came out to pose. This is a sweet little... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
2014rorysmom
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Cute!

I went here out of desperation. I finished both books I brought on vacation with me and needed a... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Brooke H
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Paragraphs is a full-service independent bookstore handling a broad selection of new and gently used titles. We have a well-stocked children's section, games and puzzles for all ages, and a variety of other book-related sidelines. Watch our website...more
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5505 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7520
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

This charming local bookshop is just what is needed for an enjoyable time at the beach. There are mostly new and a small selection of used books available, with plenty of free parking and friendly service. There are even occasional author events. Some sections are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim T
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

As I was taking a picture of the cute entrance, the owner came out to pose. This is a sweet little shop with a nice selection. Stop by and get a good read before you zone out on the beach.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I went here out of desperation. I finished both books I brought on vacation with me and needed a new one for my return trip. This was the only place I found while searching out where to go. The outside is adorable!! There was even...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brooke H
Griff5505, Public Relations Manager at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thanks Brooke, this is Griff. You must have caught me on an off day as I am usually cranky and disagreeable. Hope your vacation was good and the trip home improved with a good book. Come back to see us and the Island again please.

Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The best bookstore in the county. It has a diverse selection of genres and is set in an attractive building. A great spot to stock up on your holiday reading material. The owner was friendly and engaging. This is the sort of independent bookstore that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Thanks for your kind words!

Reviewed January 26, 2018

Paragraphs is a comfortable and inviting bookstore with lots of light, and fabulous books to suit any age. It is a great respite from the beach scene, and offers a wonderful diversion with both books and games on those grey or rainy days. Good conversation...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Wendy C
Reviewed August 8, 2017

A wonderful old style small bookstore. Comfortable place to sit and read. Has good selection of local authors.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank foodyjr
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

We love visiting Paragraphs. Whether you love great literature, local authors, science fiction, poetry, history, or a little something spiritual, they have it. The owners know their stock. They let you browse as long as you want. It's fun and relaxing at the same time.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Leela F
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in today & was pleasantly surprised by this quaint, independently owned bookstore. The owner was friendly & helpful & there was a good selection of new & used books for sale. Highly recommend a visit to this lovely little bookstore! Will definitely return on...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

A great little independent bookstore. The owners are relaxed, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. It's a small bookstore, but with lots of good selections that span a wide range of interests. The owners are really good at helping you to pick out something interesting to read....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ginger-Wolfe
Reviewed April 9, 2017

This is a fun place to go for something "different" to do. It looks really cute from the outside and is comfortable inside. The owner and staff are really nice and helpful. But the selection of books is quite limited. If you're not looking for...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Joni_at_Paragraphs, Owner at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Thank you for your kind review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Paragraphs. We try to keep a nice selection of titles on hand and regret you found our inventory limited. I hope we were able to recommend something you found rewarding...More

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