The History Of The Vero Beach Book Center
Widely-read entrepreneurs Tom and Linda Leonard decided the beautiful seaside city of Vero Beach, Florida deserved a better bookstore. The young couple wanted to create a place with personality, staffed by avid readers who inspired customers with their love of the printed page. A place that offered the latest bestsellers, a large selection of backlist books and excellent customer service. The Vero Beach Book Center opened its doors in 1975, just steps away from its current location.
Thanks to an extremely loyal customer base and brisk traffic from first-time visitors and out-of-towners, the Vero Beach Book Center outgrew its home and moved to a 12,000 square-foot building on one of the city's busiest corners. The space, triple the size of the original facility, boasted a fiction section that rivals some libraries, ample seating for author events, and room to leisurely browse the wide range of genres.
A Carefully considered selection of books, attentive customer service, and a come-as-you-are atmosphere spurred the Vero Beach Book Center into another phase of expansion. The Leonards bought the building next to the Book Center, increasing retail space to 21,000 square-feet. The first floor houses award-winning Children's Store and the entire second story is devoted to an eclectic collection of remainder and discounted books.
The Vero Beach Book Center embarks on another journey of matching readers with books. 2013 brought the two Book Center locations together under one roof in what was known as The Children's Store. Keeping the large inventory available to customers was no small task as the Leonards sought to bring together the two buildings. The main floor features bestsellers as well as a great selection of backlist books, non-fiction, cook books, Bibles, religious books, magazines, used books, & more! The second story is full of books, toys, and games for children. Shopping at the Vero Beach Book Center is always a unique & friendly experience!
As the Vero Beach Book Center celebrates 40 years in business, the Leonards again turn to technology to better serve their readers. Their informative website, https://www.verobeachbookcenter.com, features upcoming author events, links to the Book Center's social media pages & blog, as well as information about the store. The store also distributes an online newsletter promoting upcoming author signings and children's events.
The Vero Beach Book Center wants for you to be completely satisfied with your purchases from our store. Our refund policy allows for you to return any item within seven days with a copy of the receipt for a full refund. After seven days items may be returned for store credit. If you are returning an item purchased over the phone or online, we ask that you contact us prior to shipping an item back to us. Should you have any questions about our return policy please contact us.
The Vero Beach Book Center aims to be fair with our online shipping prices. Most books we ship online are priced at a flat rate of $5.00 to ship via Priority Mail within the Continental USA. Of course multiple items will usually be packaged together and will enjoy a discounted shipping rate. Most items are shipped via a padded envelope to insure that the book arrives safely to your door. We can accommodate expedited shipping via FedEx if you wish. It is usually best to call us so that we can make the proper arrangements. Should you have any questions about our shipping policies or have special requests, please contact us so that we can help you with your order.
The Vero Beach Book Center values your privacy. Personal information obtained from our website or over the phone, including your name, address, credit card information, email address, and ip address is held in the strictest confidence. Please rest assured that our business does not distribute your personal information beyond its doors. Should you have any questions about our measures to safeguard your personal information please contact us.
The Vero Beach Book Center takes in used paperbacks in reusable condition for store credit only. Paperbacks with stains, markings, & those that are water logged are not currently accepted into inventory. We also accept used audio books on CD. There are times when some authors or titles can not be taken for inventory purposes. This changes based on inventory needs. Due to space limitations we are unable to accept hardcover books, dated materials (i.e. travel guides, serial romances, ext.), previously purchased used paperbacks, & children's books. We suggest donating used hardcovers to The Used Book Depot (The Friends of the Library) located at 492 Old Dixie HWY, Unit #102, Vero Beach, FL 32962. (Tel.#772-562-2047)
*We are dog friendly, so feel free to bring your leashed canine companion with you!