Our Story

MacIntosh Books & Paper of Sanibel has a long tradition of offering the latest best sellers and perennial classics, as well as a wide selection of island-themed books, books by local authors, and books about shelling, birding, fishing, and local wildlife. Children will find a wonderful collection of books and plush characters to suit their tastes in their very own Kids Zone.

Our specialty is local authors and books about our natural environment. Whether your interest is shelling, birding, fishing, or the local wildlife, we have the book for you! Some of our well-known local authors are Randy Wayne White, Ron Base, Charles Sobczak, Deb Gleason and Charles LeBuff. Drop in and pick up your very own author-signed copy!

Shipping Available

We delight in pleasing our customers. If we don’t have a book in stock, we will order it for you. We offer shipping if you are not nearby or don’t want to carry your purchases home.

Greeting cards, note cards, invitations, and custom stationery

On the paper side of the business, we have a wide selection of greeting cards, note cards, invitations, and custom stationery. We offer custom printing for invitations, announcements, social stationery, and correspondence cards. We carry Florida's own Rifle Paper, Karen Adams, Embossed Graphics, Lilly Pulitzer and Crane and Co, among many others.

Unique Island Gifts

We carry many one-of-a-kind gifts that let you take a little memory of Sanibel home with you. We also have a wide selection of games and puzzles for kids and kids-at-heart, including award-winning Eeboo products.

Store information

Phone: 239-472-1447


We are located on Palm Ridge Road (in the Palm Ridge Plaza) next to the Sanibel Deli.  Hours Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5 (There may be some fluctuation, this is island time, after all.)

You can also find us on smaller scale at The Franklin Shops on First Street in downtown Fort Myers.  We call it the "Mini-Mac" and are proud to offer an indie option for book lovers "in town."

Find Us!

MacIntosh Books and Paper
2330 Palm Ridge Sanibel, FL 33957


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