P.J.Boox was founded by award-winning author and illustrator, Patti Brassard Jefferson in the summer of 2015.
As an independent author who released her first book with an indie publisher and Kickstarter funding, Jefferson related to the challenges and struggles of non-traditionally published authors.
Through her experience as a board member of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association, Jefferson began to connect with other indie authors and see the need for avenues to help.
She opened the Gulf Coast Bookstore with a partner in April of 2015 and was immediately inundated with responses from authors around the world. It was then that the idea of P.J. Boox was born… a large-scale bookstore just for the little guys.
The store hosts hundreds of authors – many with award-winning books in over 35 different genres.
P.J. Boox also offers indie artwork and gift items.