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Changing Things Up a Bit



For the past 30 years, island residents and guests have found The Sanibel Island Bookshop the perfect place to be stranded. For 16 of those years, the shop has been owned and operated by Hollie Smith.

Hollie incorporated an assortment of special touches over the years, as she not only has a love for books, but for fashion and jewelry, as well. She was so successful with the little boutique she featured in the back corner of her bookstore that she ended up expanding that side of the business to a Fort Myers location, using her name, Hollie’s Boutique.

On Sanibel, Hollie recently collaborated with the owner of MacIntosh Books to sell her book inventory. This allowed her to transform her Sanibel location to also now feature her selection of unique clothing, gifts and jewelry, each with an air of easy sophistication and understated luxury, and all “hip, trendy and handpicked,” as Hollie likes to say.

Hollie’s Boutique now has two locations where customers can find a distinctive array of merchandise. “I wanted to keep the unique island gifts that you could always find at the bookstore and the resort wear, too,” Hollie said.

Hollie’s Boutique on Sanibel is at 1571 Periwinkle Way and in Fort Myers at 9671 Gladiolus Drive. Go to to see the latest arrivals and to sign up for emails and special events. For more information, call 1-239-472-5223 on Sanibel or 1-239-481-9671 in Fort Myers.

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