Copperfish Books is located at the corner of Marion Avenue and Northbound Tamiami Trail. The store provides free Wi-Fi, and for more information visit their website at or call 941-205-2560.

Copperfish Books opened in 2012. Since then, its offerings have adapted to what customers want and staffing has expanded.

Q.) What has changed since you opened?

A.) When we opened we were much more into used books and now we have become more of a new books store. It is what our customers asked for. We also have more staff.

Q.) How many employees do you have?

A.) We currently have four.

Q.) What is your most popular item?

A.) Our fiction and historical fiction are quite popular but our greeting cards are as well.

Q.) What is the hardest part about your business?

A.) Used books tend to be easier than keeping up with the customers’ requests for various new books. Staying on top of what’s coming out next can be challenging.

Q.) What advice do you have for someone just starting a business?

A.) Have a business plan. Keep referring to your plan and make changes accordingly or add to it as you see fit. It’s not one and done.

Q.) What does the future hold for your business?

A.) We are here and we have been in this location for 2 1/2 years. We are going to be expanding our events including a wide variety of different authors.


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