book + bottle st. pete
a bookstore with wine | a wine bar with books

about

learn more about the store, the owner, and our values.

 

About us

If you’re looking for a place to read, spruce up your book collection, take a class, enjoy a bottle of wine, work remotely, try new types of wine, chat with friends, learn something new, or just relax, Book + Bottle is the place for you.

At Book + Bottle, our mission is to curate a thought-provoking and enjoyable reading, shopping, and drinking experience in a comfortable, local-first retail environment. Our approachable, knowledgeable, and passionate team will inspire community and discovery while bringing joy to all our patrons through attentive, engaged service.

Books open our minds, boost our empathy, and increase our intelligence. Good wine challenges our expectations, comforts our souls, and transports us to other places. We invite you on this journey of exploration and discovery with us!

 
 

OUR VALUES

WE SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE, WOMEN-OWNED, INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES LIKE OUR OWN. OUR PRODUCTS ARE LOCAL AND FROM SMALL, INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES WHENEVER POSSIBLE. WE MAKE EARTH-FRIENDLY CHOICES IN OPERATING OUR BUSINESS. EVERYONE IS WELCOME, AND WE LOVE ALL OUR NEIGHBORS AND GUESTS. WE COMMIT TO GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY. READ MORE.

 
 
Book + Bottle Owner, Terra Dunham, and her two dogs, Apollo and Stella

MEET THE OWNER

hi there! I’m terra, the owner of Book + Bottle and a self-proclaimed oenophile and bibliophile. i recently worked at a small startup, which inspired me to become an entrepreneur. so, i took my ten plus years of experience in publishing, book sales, customer service, and intensive wine study, and have been building the foundation of Book + Bottle ever since. my book-nerd qualifications include active participation in pizza hut’s book it! reading club from 1990-1995 and having a detailed record of every book i’ve read since 2005. additionally, i passed the introductory course from the guild of master sommeliers in december 2018 and passed with merits level 3 of the wine and spirits educational trust. i am currently pursuing the certified sommelier designation. now, as a business owner, my duties include everything from financial management of the business to purchasing, design, and social media. in addition to reading + drinking, i love the outdoors, a low-waste lifestyle, and my “farm” of two pups, a cat, and four chickens.