Tampa’s only independent new bookstore, Inkwood Books, recently finished its move from its Hyde Park bungalow to Tampa Heights. The new location is at 1809 N. Tampa St., with its main entrance right across from The Hall on Franklin. Inkwood owner Stefani Beddingfield hopes that the store will pick up foot traffic from surrounding Tampa Heights businesses like Foundation Coffee, Ulele and Armature Works. At 2,300 square feet, the new space, which used to be a martial arts school, is almost twice the size of the old one. It will provide ample space for book signings, events like Independent Bookstore Day on April 28, and book clubs for kids, teens and adults. Beddingfield, a longtime Inkwood customer, bought the business in 2013 from the original owners, Carla Jimenez and Leslie Reiner.
What to know: Sunday & Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | 1809 N. Tampa St. | (813) 221-2665 | inkwoodbooks.com