Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard

Business Type: Bookstore

5505 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, Texas 78597

Phone: 956-433-5057



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Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Paragraphs is a full-service independent bookstore and handles a broad selection of new and used books, both in and out-of-print.

A courtyard and free WiFi are available for our customers' use and browsing is encouraged.

Special orders are welcome and we want to help you find that special book.

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Joni_Paragraphs's picture

A Facebook review

This was a nice review which was posted on Facebook this fall. I just had to share and also want to thank Susan for her kind words.

I love this quaint little bookstore. It has added some much needed inspiration and growth to our lovely little island. You should visit and enjoy some good books!! Always something to see or attend. Book signings, music, meetings, internet, coffee and tea, books, cards, art, and doggie stuff.... everything a good little bookstore needs to keep you coming back for more goodies. Love it! Thanks Joni and Griff for making SPI your home.<\blockquote>

Joni_Paragraphs's picture

A nice comment

This was posted on a community website this week and the kind words are really appreciated. This is why I opened an independent bookstore - and it helps to know we are reaching some of the objectives we set out to accomplish. So thank you Will, and I hope you don't mind me sharing.

Your decision to bring your bookstore to SPI was a tremendous boost to the local community. It is not just that your shop provides a much-needed cultural and intellectual opportunity for the resident community -- all funded with your own private money -- but also that having a place like yours on the Island enhances the visiting experience of many tourists, particularly families, interested in books.

"Paragraphs" is a place to drop by when vacationing to spend a little time browsing around, getting a feel for the local community, and thinking about the kind of things one wants to think about when away from the hustle and bustle of everyday work/life demands.

And the way you have designed and operated your shop creates a warm sense of presence for all who visit, which in turn translates into an overall positive impression of the Island as a vacation spot for visitors.
Will Davis

thebestbyrdlady's picture

Love it!

By far my favorite place on the island, next to the beach that is. And so happy that even though we only get to go once a year I have new friend Joni who is always supportive and uplifting. I love you Joni and can't til summer to get here so I can pay you a visit or two. :)

Joni_Paragraphs's picture

Looking forward to your next visit

Thanks as always for your kind words and encouragement. I am looking forward to your visit again this summer and hope you will be pleased with the changes we have made and the ever increasing number of titles we carry. I do hope to get a website up and running so you can order books from us any time. But most of all, I just want to say thank you for the support and telling others about us. / Joni

Fanny0711's picture

Hidden Gem

My Parents have a Condo on the Island, which I am fortunate enough to get to use, and I love Paragraphs!!! This little store is such a jewel. I love the atmosphere and selection, books for myself and my kiddos!
Friendly and graceful service ensures many return visits from my family and I!

Joni_Paragraphs's picture

Thank you for your kind words

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment.

John Ben Regesh's picture

Paragraphs on Padre

Right there, there, smack dab in the middle of a very large island, sand bar, directly in the midst of a vacation heartland of sun, surf, and sand, lies an unexpected jewel. At first you might think it a mirage with its two green towers rising up as if from a fairy tale, but then you realize, it is a bookstore. An oasis of sanity and literacy where none stood before.

Then the surprise, when you enter the place is neat, clean, and immaculate. Well stocked without piles of dusty unsold and unsellable books on the floor and overflowing stacks allowing you not enough room to make your way down an aisle. There are comfortable wing back chairs to sit in while you peruse your latest find. The books are widely varied and varied not just by topic but by how deep you would like to get while on vacation. From time to time they serve tea or coffee and sometimes, just sometimes, when the magic Grif is there, you have cookies. If per chance you like dogs, you will love the two little, gentle Shih tzus who guard the place as if they were monstrous griffins. They are adorable and even if you don't like dogs you will soon fall in love with their playful personalities.

Alas, I did not forget you, Joni, for Joni is the mainstay of the entire place. She is not just a bookstore owner, but a bibliophile who I swear has read every book in the place. A great help and a lively conversationalist, Joni does not concentrate on the store alone but has brought a brilliant new facet to the South Padre Island community. Indeed this is a must see attraction on South Padre Island; and even if you don't want to read while on vacation, you will want to take away a book, perhaps on building sand castles.

Five Stars with class!

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