The original Inkwood Books opened in Tampa Florida in 1991, and was purchased by Stefani Beddingfield (Julie's sister) in April 2013. Stefani and Julie were born in Winter Haven, Florida. Growing up, Julie and Stefani shared a room, toys and even a Volkswagen Beetle. So it is probably fate that led them both to own bookstores and share careers (even though Stefani was first…ha,ha). When the only bookstore in Haddonfield closed down, Julie was inspired to leave her career as an attorney to open a literal "sister store" in New Jersey. The Tampa location closed in 2019, but Inkwood NJ is still going strong. Our store relocated across the street in April of 2020.