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June 1, 2023
Definitely NOT Powered by AI

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to make huge changes in how people work, learn, shop, and more. Some of it sounds intriguing and possibly useful. But there’s also plenty that sounds concerning at the least. Even now, AI influences what books folks see on certain mega websites and social media. Who wants an artificial anything choosing our books?

Here at Copperfish Books we have real booksellers sharing real recommendations. Just for you. And you can make up your own mind about what to read!

Cathy, Serena, and Team


Graphic reads Thank You for Your Support
Book Drive Wrap-Up
Once again, our community came through for our local kids! Together we donated $2,027 in new books! The focus of our book drive this year was "Books to Inspire Imagination" and the books were requested by the Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland (and they are thrilled to receive the books). Thank you so very much to all who contributed!

If you missed your chance to contribute and would like to, we can still accept donations! Head to our website here, stop in, or call us.

Pre-Order Your Beachy Holiday Cards!
A collage of beachy holiday card designs
Deadline is Friday, June 23
Our beach-themed holiday cards from Leanin' Tree® are very popular and sell out in our store every year. You can pre-order now to make sure you get the designs you want! We will notify you when the cards arrive in our store in September. You can pick up or we can ship to you.
  • 10 5" x 7" cards with envelopes per box
  • $12.95 per box
  • Made in the USA.
  • No order minimum
  • Order on our website, come in, or give us a call at (941) 205-2560.
We will also order more boxed cards for the store, including some great non-beachy designs.
Click to see all the designs & order online!
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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride

This month we celebrate all of the beautiful identities of our LGBTQ+ community and honor the work to achieve equality for LGBTQ+ Americans.

We are acutely aware of the recent challenges and controversies about books, health care, drag shows, and more. This is all distressing to say the least. As an indie bookstore one thing we can do is highlight books with LGBTQ+ themes, to make more visible and help lift up the lives of LGBTQ+ folks, especially this Pride Month. We encourage you to stop in and check out our Pride table and select a book to read this month. This is the perfect time to read about those whose path may be different from yours.
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Father's Day is June 18

Be sure to pick up a card and a special book for dad! Or, perhaps a gift certificate so he can pick out the perfect book for himself! Happy Father's Day to all dads everywhere!


Graphic of Waldo character and text "Where's Waldo", "Find Waldo Here", and "Shop Local"
This July, Find Waldo in Punta Gorda!

It's almost Waldo time! Copperfish Books brings back a super-fun activity for KIDS and FAMILIES to do in downtown Punta Gorda this July — a Find Waldo Local scavenger hunt!

Find Waldo Local launched in 2012, and since then, hundreds of indie bookstores have hosted successful Waldo scavenger hunts across America. This month-long promotion is great fun for the whole family! And with 25 local businesses participating, Find Waldo Local is a real indie initiative!

Watch your email for more details as we get closer to the July 1 kickoff! And mark your calendars for our
wrap party on Saturday, July 29!


Header graphic: Cookbook Book Club
June 6 (Tues) 6-7:30 pm

Our Cookbook Club meets every other month (or so) to sample recipes from new cookbooks and discuss their merits.

Prepare, share, and sample recipes from our featured cookbook, Together: Our Community Cookbook by The Hubb Community Kitchen with a foreward by HRH the Duchess of Sussex. Limited to 15 participants. Led by co-owner Cathy.
Header graphic: Mostly Fiction Book Club
Three book covers of upcoming book club selections, with meeting dates
Header graphic: Thrills & Chills Book Club
Three book covers of upcoming book club selections, with meeting dates
Header graphic: Romance Book Club
Three book covers of upcoming book club selections, with meeting dates


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Store Sale

Our search for a new owner for Copperfish Books continues! Interest has been robust, we've had some great interviews, and continue to field inquiries. We will definitely let you know when there is some real "news."

For information about purchasing Copperfish Books, please see our website here.
Graphic: Gift Certificates Available. Can be used at the store and on our website!
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Coupon graphic: 20% Off 1 In-Stock Item. In-stock books and gifts only, new or used. One coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with other discounts or used on Local Author books. Shopping our online store? Mention this coupon when you check out. Expires at end of this month.
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