To be a literary haven and help our community live a full and happy life through reading books.
That's our mission.
Founded in 2012 by co-owners Cathy Graham and Serena Wyckoff, Copperfish Books opened in a business plaza just south of downtown Punta Gorda, Florida. The space was a bit unorthodox, but we made it work! In 2016, we moved to the center of downtown on Marion Avenue, and in 2020 we moved just a few blocks away to W. Virginia Avenue. Punta Gorda's historic downtown with its quaint shops and thriving arts and cultural scene is the perfect home for our literary haven.
Copperfish Books is a full-service, welcoming, and inclusive bookstore for all ages. Our collection of books is always changing, so come see us to discover the latest and the greatest! And our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you find just the right book for yourself or for a gift. If we don't have a book in stock, we'll happily add it to our next order for you.
In addition to great books, we have greeting cards and gifts, along with book clubs and author events. Be sure to check out our Events calendar and give us a follow on Instagram or Facebook @copperfishbooks.
We offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who has shopped with us over the years. We wouldn't be here without you.
We're proud members of these organizations:
- Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce
- American Booksellers Association (ABA)
- Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
- Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association (FABA)
We support these local organizations through business membership, collaboration, and/or active participation:
- The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County
- The Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Heartland, Inc.
- The Friends of the Punta Gorda Library
- Peace River Wildlife Center
- Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society
P.S. If you're wondering what kind of fish is a Copperfish, it's a fiction fish. (We made it up.)