Pressed is an independent bookstore and coffee shop located in downtown Lakeland. They sell new and used books, art, coffee, and baked goods. They are a gathering space for people to work, read, study, and engage in conversation. In addition to their day-to-day operations, they host various community events, including book clubs, author spotlight nights, storytime, and writing workshops.
What made you choose Lakeland for your business?
I have been a resident in Lakeland for over twenty years. I love the community here and the support for local businesses.
What made you choose your industry?
A few years ago, we began to dream about opening an independent bookstore. We are passionate about books and their power to shape and educate communities. As Lakeland continued to grow, we saw the potential of what a bookstore could add to the life of our city. Our initial vision of a bookstore became more than just a retail store but a gathering space for people in our community.