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2nd Act Books
214 E. Main St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902

Used books in every genre, with a specialty in children's and YA titles.

A Thousand Stories
750 Center St, Herndon, VA, 20170

We are a women owned bookstore with a curated collection of books and gifts for all ages.

Arte of The Booke
Roanoke, VA, 24015

Popup bookstore at three major Renaissance festivals: Fairburn, GA (spring), Bristol, WI (summer), and Huntersville, NC (fall).

Bards Alley
110 Church St NW, Vienna, VA, 22180

Bards Alley Bookshop ... Books, Wine, Kindred Spirits, is a woman-owned independent book store which specializes in new books and literary inspired gifts and stationary. As a local independent bookseller, Bards Alley curates books for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Barstons Child's Play - Arlington
4510 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA, 22207
(703) 522-1022

Barstons Child's Play - McLean
6645 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, VA, 22101
(703) 448-3444

bbgb books
3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA, 23221
(804) 353-5675

bbgb: brilliant bookshop geared towards babies and big teens (a/k/a a children's bookshop) tucked into a funky and historic bit of Richmond, Virginia's Carytown District. Owned and staffed by a team that is passionate about all that's interesting, eye-catching and just plain good in new and classic literature of childhood. find shelves chock-a-block with blue books green books; boy books girl books and books about bitty beans, gigantic beasties and everything in between.

Bespoke Books and Archives
Leesburg, VA, 20176

A author- and woman-owned hybrid bookstore in historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia, Bespoke Books and Archives carves out a unique niche between traditional and used bookstores. The store offers a highly curated selection of new, vintage and antiquarian books; custom purchases for private collections and libraries; and archives management and digitization for individuals, families and organizations. Visit or call 703-223-6954 for hours and information.

Birch Tree Books
11 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA, 20176
(571) 918-0726

Quaint bookshop and plant store on Market Street in Historic Downtown Leesburg. We sell a curated selection of new books for all ages.

Blacksburg Books
401 South Main Street, Suite 106, Blacksburg, VA, 24060

An independent bookshop in downtown Blacksburg with new and used books and locally-made crafts, chocolates, and drinks.

Blue Whale Books, Inc
115 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902

General used bookstore also selling rare books, antique maps and original prints,

Bluebird Bookstop
7675 Birchwood HIll Rd, Crozet, VA, 22932

Bluebird Bookstop is a 1966 Banner custom camper-turned-bookmobile based in beautiful Central Virginia in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer a curated collection of books for all ages and in all genres. Our mission is to spread happiness to all ages in the form of a good pageturner.

Book Bin (VA)
25304 Lankford Highway, Onley, VA, 23418
(757) 787-7866

Widely-stocked, long-standing independent bookstore with special concentrations in local books, genealogy, and nature. Award-winning coffee bar as well as choice gifts, home décor, greetings cards and myriad select educational toys and puzzles.

Book No Further
112 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA, 24011
(540) 206-2505

Book No Further is an independent, community-oriented retail bookstore with new and used books and literary gift items for children and adults. Book No Further features local, regional and Appalachian books and authors along with bestsellers and recent releases. We have a selection of high-quality, previously owned books across genres, collectible classic books and hard-to-find books. Our mission includes contributing to the community social conversation buy curating sections on science, philosophy, the environment, social justice and women. As a community partner Book No Further is a gathering place for those interested in books, education, sharing ideas etc. Book No Further sponsors and presents various events to strengthen our role as a community partner, which may include:• Book signings by local (and national) authors• Book club meetings• Education and writing-focused classes and events• Community group meetings

Book People (VA)
10464 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico, VA, 23233
(804) 288-4346

Book People RVA has been serving readers around the world since 1980. Known as the Richmond metro-area book provider for those who prefer a warm, customer-focused buying experience, Book People offers new and used fiction and non-fiction titles and many literary genres. No matter the interaction--through its new store conveniently located in Henrico's far West End or online, customers experience the friendly and rapid service that has convinced so many buyers over the years to use Book People for all their book purchases. We fulfill orders requested via email, online, or telephone, and we accept special orders such as out-of-print books, international mail orders, and titles from boutique publishers. Book People has long had a strong community presence and sponsors several book clubs and numerous book and author events. The store supports educators and provides them a 20% discount. As part of its advocacy for free speech, Book People takes a stand against book banning and keeps an up-to-date display of books currently under threat in schools and libraries across the country. Our history: Book People founder Ruth Erb first opened the store at an earlier incarnation of the Willow Lawn shopping center. Because she loved books, loved working with people, and wanted to combine the two, she called her new store Book People. In 1986, Erb moved the store to Granite Avenue in the Westhampton part of Richmond, where it did a brisk business. Former store employee David Shuman purchased Book People from Erb in 2018, and he has recently relocated the store to larger quarters in the Gleneagles shopping center in western Henrico.

Bookshelf Irvington
Weems, VA, 22576

The Bookshelf, Irvington is a community-minded, independent bookshop based in Irvington, VA. We are a novel-model bookshop, with mini bookstores located inside Irvington's coffee shop, The Local, online shopping available, plus community events around the area. Our goal is to eventually have our own storefront.We believe books can change lives and seek to serve the Northern Neck community by creating a thriving, independent bookshop, fulfill our mission of getting books to kids and those incarcerated, and creating shared experiences over books for everyone. Sign up for our newsletter: us on Instagram for more about our evolving business: @bookshelfirvingtonShop online with us for nationwide delivery: our audiobooks: or need a book recommendation, email

Busboys and Poets @ Shirlington
4251 S. Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA, 22206

Buteo Books
2731 Arrington Rd, Arrington, VA, 22922

Buteo Books specializes in ornithology, birdwatching, and natural history, from birding your backyard to textbooks for serious ornithologists. Founded in 1971, catalog number one offered 50 birds books for sale. Today we stock the largest selection of new, used, out-of-print and rare ornithology books to be found in the world, while providing knowledgeable advice and excellent customer service.

Chapters Bookshop
101 E Grayson St, Galax, VA, 24333
(276) 236-9703

Our friendly independent bookshop offers a wide variety of both new & used titles. Children's books & toys, local & regional titles along with gifts & collectibles are available. Our wine shop offers a variety of wines from around the world , We also offer a selection of gourmet foods including award winning locally produced cheese. Gift wrapping is always free. Special orders are welcome.

Cotton & Lime Bookshop
Montclair, VA, 22025

General interest pop-up

Dog Eared Books Hampton
52 Old Hampton Lane Suite C, Hampton, VA, 23669

Dog Eared Books Hampton is a locally owned independent bookstore specializing in used books and local authors. Trade-ins accepted.

Eleanor's Norfolk
806 Baldwin Ave #1, Norfolk, VA, 23517

Eleanor's Norfolk is a feminist bookstore and bottle shop located in Norfolk, Virginia, which also acts as a safe space for community activism and learning. Our name is both a look at the past and a look to a more equitable future based on unity through community building and organizing. Eleanor’s will be the only independent store to offer books, wine, beer, and other local goods. Eleanor’s Bookstore & Bottleshop will provide a place for people to challenge themselves and each other to create a positive change leading to an equitable, inclusive society.

Fonts Books & Gifts
6262-B Old Dominion Dr., Mclean, VA, 22101

FONTS Books & Gifts is the independent bookstore in McLean, Virginia opening in the fall of 2023. We offer a curated selection of new books for all ages, as well as greeting cards, stickers, journaling supplies, “dry” adult beverages (for sale, not consumption) and locally made gifts like candles and chocolates. With outdoor seating as well, we offer a “third space” for the community. We look forward to hosting author events/book signings, as well as other events like book club meetings, comedy nights and local music.

Food Temptress Cookbook Store
Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

The Food Temptress Cookbook Store is a bookstore featuring cookbooks by Black authors. Our mission is to connect customers to new cookbooks by Black authors that inspire creativity as well as preserve food traditions. It also pays homage to the mothers, grandmothers, and ancestors who have created edible, magical moments in the kitchen.

Givens Books
2236 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA, 24501
(434) 385-5027

One of the largest independent bookstores in the country. New & used books, rare books.

Hooray for Books!
1555 King St, Alexandria, VA, 22314
(703) 548-4092

Books, games, plush, puzzles, toys.

Maple Tree Book Shop
Gate City, VA, 24251

We're a pop-up used bookstore here to help you grow your love of reading. Our curated selection of high-quality used books have been hand-picked by our staff and are available to purchase for a fraction of the cost of new. We want good books to be available to everyone, at an affordable price, and with friendly customer service you won't find anywhere else. For busy families who want to shop local but aren't sure where to start, we are happy to help kids find their next favorite read. We're passionate about childhood literacy and recently gave away 100 books to local children at our community Back-to-School event. The joy of a good book isn't limited to kids! If you've been in a reading rut and aren't sure what to read next, we would love to help you find a book to reignite that joy. Shop with us at our pop-ups in conjunction with community events in Gate City and the Tri-Cities or online at

Middleburg Books
17 South Madison Street, Mclean, VA, 20117

We will sell a carefully curated selection of fiction and nonfiction for adults and children. Opening September 2023

New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902
(434) 295-2552

New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest general trade bookshop in Virginia. Established in 1924 we are located on the pedestrian mall in the heart of the historic district.

Old Town Books
130 South Royal St, Alexandria, VA, 22314

We’re a general interest bookstore that emphasizes community engagement through bookclubs, author events, writers groups, and workshops.

One More Page Books (VA)
2200 N Westmoreland St Ste 101, Arlington, VA, 22213
(703) 568-4781

One More Page is your local independent bookstore in Arlington/Falls Church offering books, wines, & chocolates. Our mission is to provide a safe place for our community to come together to share a love of reading & books through author talks, books clubs, and just talking.

Paperbacks Ink
9716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA, 23601

New and Used Bookstore

Peach Street Books
401 Mason Ave, Cape Charles, VA, 23310

Peach Street Books features new and gently used books, plus a coffee shop serving ESCR coffee and coffee drinks. All in a historic renovation of a 1930's Pure Oil Gas Station and attached late 1950's garage. Cute!

Prince Books
109 E Main St, Norfolk, VA, 23510
(757) 622-9223

A downtown Norfolk favorite since 1982, Prince Books is one block from the Intracoastal Waterway & offers books for all interests & ages, while featuring books on Virginia, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake Bay & the Outer Banks. Includes a cafe.

Rainy Day Reads VA
Salem, VA, 24153
(857) 540-7323

Rainy Day Reads VA is a small pop-up bookstore focused on promoting diverse authors and stories. We specialize in children's and YA literature, but curate for all ages and interests.

Read Books
2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
(757) 425-0000 x331

Read Books is a cozy, independent bookshop carrying new books of all genres, for all ages, located in the ViBe Creative District of Virginia Beach, VA and is housed in the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. It offers an online bookshop, a variety of bookish events, audio options, and monthly book clubs.

Read Early and Daily
113 N Galveston Street, Arlington, VA, 22203

Read Early And Daily (R.E.A.D.) is a reading nonprofit that envisions families fostering empathy, curiosity, and self-confidence in their young children through the joy of reading together every day. READ was created to address the inequities in book ownership among our youngest and mot vulnerable. Our mission is to ensure babies and young children have new, quality, culturally relevant books of their own that are mirrors and windows into their everyday lives and communities. READ funds all its programming though our nonprofit children's bookshop READ Book Nook and our mobile Book Bus.

Reading Tree Books
Herndon, VA, 20170

Reading Tree Books is a mobile bookstore selling used and new books as well as book related gifts.

Resist Booksellers
233 North Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA, 23803

To help readers, activists, dreamers and book clubs find inspiration, new ideas, new worlds and a spark for change inclusively, Resist Booksellers’ focus is on highlighting talented writers, speakers and thought leaders from all ethnicities, gender identities, religions and perspectives that support the African diaspora.Our mission is greater than selling books or promoting the interests of our publishing partners. At Resist Booksellers we’re vigilant about supporting unique groups like book clubs, community organizations, and activists. We strive to provide a haven for change for our inspired and innovative thinkers.

Reston's Used Book Shop
1623 Washington Plz N, Reston, VA, 20190
(703) 435-9772

Used Bookshop founded in 1978 on Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, VA

Richard McKay Used Books
8345 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA, 20109

McKay Used Books is unlike any other bookstore you’ve been to. We have hundreds of thousands of different items on our shelves on any given day for your browsing pleasure. Looking for books? We have fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, graphic novels, and comics. Are you a movie buff looking to fill out your collection, trying to find something to watch tonight, or maybe a cheap date night flick? Check out our DVDs and BluRays in every genre. Long commute? Try our books on CD! Is music your thing? We literally have thousands of CDs in all different categories and now Vinyl and cassettes too! Did you say that you are a gamer? Well that’s good, because we carry RPG materials, every type of video game and video game accessory, current and retro. In addition to all that, we now carry board games, action figures, beanie babies, and even Nerf guns. There’s something here for everyone! How do we get all this stuff you ask? From customers like you, of course. We buy, sell, and trade merchandise- no appointment necessary. Visit our website for more information!

Scrawl Books
11911 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA, 20190

Scrawl Books is a new independent bookstore in Reston, Virginia.Scrawl Books offers a thoughtful and relevant selection of new books for children, teens, and adults in a welcoming space where people can browse, gather, and explore new ideas. We support local literacy efforts and freedom of speech, and strive to reflect and contribute to the diversity of Reston and Herndon and the surrounding area. Owner Rachel Wood is a librarian and Reston resident with more than 20 years experience connecting books with people.

SeeWhich Books
15 S Hope St, Hampton, VA, 23663

SeeWhich Books is a new independent bookstore in the historic neighborhood of Phoebus in Hampton, VA. Our main focus is on: • Adult and YA fiction from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Women authors • Neurodiversity – Autism, ADHD, and other neurodiverse conditions • Children’s Books • Graphic Novels for all ages • A curated selection of new Non-Fiction books • Games, Puzzles, and Book-related gifts We strive to create a supportive space of discovery for all people wanting to broaden their horizons.

Shelf Life Bookstore
2913 W Cary St, Richmond, VA, 23221

Shelf Life Bookstore is a fun and funky bookstore in Carytown in Richmond, VA, expertly run by Wonny the Cat.

Small Friend Records & Books
1 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA, 23220

Small Friend Records & Books is a woman-owned book and record store in Richmond, VA with a focus on the radical, weird, and obscure.

Spelled Ink
132 West Main Street, Orange, VA, 22960

A women and veteran owned used bookstore located on Main Street in Orange County, Virginia. We offer an eclectic variety of your favorite books, baubles, and bubbles.

Stone Soup Books at the South River
150 Race Ave, Waynesboro, VA, 22980
(540) 943-0084

Stone Soup Books at the South River is located downtown Waynesboro serving our community with new books, signed and collectable books & Rescued Books. Books sold through our Rescued Book program benefit local libraries and non profits. Located at the South River in reclaimed industrial building next to Blue Ridge Children's Museum Natural Playspace, Stone Soup focuses on nature, gardening and childrens books. The park and green space surrounding our building are great for book & nature events. We believe in Spirited bookselling which starts rooted in our community and seeks to connect people with new stories.

Sundial Books
4065 Main St, Chincoteague, VA, 23336
(757) 336-5825

Sundial Books is located in an historic Main Street building on beautiful Chincoteague Island, Virginia. The shop has an eclectic collection of new, used, and collectible books as well as selected new and used music CD's, new LP's and local art. Open year-round but hours vary seasonally.

The Book Bar (VA)
1311 E Main St, Richmond, VA, 23219


The Book Dragon
102 W. Beverley Street Suite A, Staunton, VA, 24401

Independent bookstore for readers of all ages. We carry literary gifts for every booklover as well as puzzles and games. Veteran and female owned

The Company of Books
2200 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA, 22301

The Company of Books (TCB) is Del Ray's independent, not-for-profit used bookstore. In keeping with our motto, "Reading is Freedom", we curate a wide selection of quality used books in good condition, host events, and give back to the community through charitable contributions. Whether you want to browse and discover something new on our shelves or exchange your own books for trade credit, we invite you to visit our store!

The Copper Acorn Books and Gifts
109 S Iron Street, Marion, VA, 24354

We are a cozy independent local bookstore located in beautiful SWVA. We offer both great-condition used books, new books, and vintage books, along with unique gifts that complement our shop’s nature-themed aesthetic, books/reading, and local Appalachian culture.

The Corner Store
26 North King Street, Leesburg, VA, 20197

We are a pop up bookshop in the Cowbell Kitchen cafe.

The Filling Station
1906 Newton Rd, Hampton, VA, 23663

Pop-up (NYC) and online general interest bookstore operated a Black mother-daughter team from the South.

The Fountain Bookstore
1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA, 23219
(804) 788-1594

The quirkiest, heartwarmingest bookstore on the planet! Fountain Bookstore's Just Cause Statement: We exist to create experiences of joy, discovery, laughter, and connection in person and online and in any other ways we can think of with as many different people as we can and as deeply as we can. We do this by encouraging and rewarding the authentic expression of passion, values, and ideas of our staff members and customers alike. By doing this, we believe that we make the world a better, kinder, and more inclusive place and hope to inspire others to do the same.

The Little Bookshop
1318 Sycamore Square, Midlothian, VA, 23113

The Little Bookshop has a wide selection of new books for all ages, including a large children's section from board books through teen.

The Open Book (VA)
104 Main St, Warrenton, VA, 20186

We are a general bookstore with dedicated children's area, weekly events and special events throughout the year. We are located in Historic Old Town Warrenton along the route 29 corridor between Washington DC and Charlottesville Virginia.

The Violet Fox Bookshop
917 Fairborn Circle, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464

The Violet Fox Bookshop is an independent, online & pop-up bookstore based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. While we do ship nationwide, we love our community and are focused on serving Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and the Hampton Roads area. We're a non-traditional bookstore focused on supporting the freedom to read and instilling a love of reading in our community. We offer new books, pre-loved books, audiobooks, and more!

VB Books and Things
200 Lear Lane, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Welcome to our bookstore. We offer a wide range of books, spanning across children's, young adult, and adult literature. Our goal is to find forever homes for all of our books and to help readers of all ages discover their next great read.

War On Books
Roanoke, VA, 24014

War On Books is a pop-up bookstore and micro-press based in Roanoke, VA. Specializing in independent, radical literature, War On Books features a curated selection of progressive, subversive, and experimental writing across beyond genre. We strive to bring new, underground, and underrepresented books and ideas to the public.

Winchester Book Gallery
7 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA, 22601

51-YEAR OLD, INDEPENDENT, LOCALLY OWNED BOOKSTORE SERVING THE NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA As a cornerstone of our community, we sell new books, local art, cards, and puzzles. The Book Gallery regularly hosts book signings, monthly game nights, and live music. In addition, we offer everyday discounts for teachers and book clubs. The Winchester Book Gallery inspires, informs and amuses customers with compelling book selections, a diverse selection of other merchandise and many fun events.

Xolo Books, LLC
6934 Ellingham Circle Unit C, Alexandria, VA, 22315

Xolo Books is an online bookstore dedicated to intersectional and anticolonialist stories.

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