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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

who we areBards Alley Bookshop offers carefully curated literature and whimsical expressions of life. Our goal is to create a village of kindred spirits in support of our local and global communities. We offer a space to gather to exchange ideas, receive personalized book recommendations, and discover new titles and local authors. We firmly believe that every reader is unique and has the right to choose their own story.our mi s s ionWe are committed to partnerships with schools and nonprofits, promoting local authors and artisans, and providing a place for community connection. We want the contents of our shelves to both reflect and edify our neighborhood. our values. At Bards Alley we have a passion for literacy and are committed to acting with integrity, treating each other and our customers with respect, and creating a culture of continuous learning.

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

bbgb tales for kids arrived on the scene november 2010. while our specialty is childrens books, we feature books for the entire family, from wee ones to adults. we focus on those particular titles which prompt us to look at the world a little longer, a little closer, and a little differently.

Birch Tree Books
11 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA, 20176

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

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
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

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 dcor, 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.

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

Butterbean Books
Suffolk, VA, 23434

We are a quarterly subscription-based book business that combines great reads with dog toys and treats to match a theme. We also offer pairings in person at select markets/pop-up events.

By Any Beans Necessary LLC
3006 1st Avenue, Richmond, VA, 23222

Local radical, queer focused bookstore selling new and used books, featuring banned books and children's books, as well as products made by local artists and makers.

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.

Childs Play Toys and Books - Arlington
4510 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA, 22207
(703) 522-1022

Childs Play Toys and Books - McLean
6645 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, VA, 22101
(703) 448-3444

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. Eleanors will be the only independent store to offer books, wine, beer, and other local goods. Eleanors 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. 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.

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 cookbooks by Black authors that inspire creativity and 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

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.

Hundred Acre Books
172 E Davis St, Culpeper, VA, 22701

A treasure trove of genre-spanning books, both new and used, along with unique gifts crafted and collected by local vendors. Come in and explore, where each time you visit, you'll find something new. Hundred Acre Books shares the space with SCOOP on Davis, the local ice cream shop, and Poppy + Chalk, the only Annie Sloan Stockist in the area.

Keep The Light On Bookstore
P.O. Box 1971, Spotsylvania, VA, 22553

We are a independent family owned bookstore, selling both new and used books.

Literature & Libations
Portsmouth, VA, 23704

Literature and Libations is a dynamic and culturally rich black-owned traveling bookstore located in Hampton Roads, VA. We focus on creating space and spotlight for Black Culture through literature.

Magnolia & Main Books
810 Main St, Ridgeway, VA, 24148

Family owned bookstore with new and used books.

Maple Tree Book Shop
101 E Jackson St, Gate City, VA, 24251

We are a family-owned new and 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 300 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. We also have a full-service coffee bar and offer daily baked goods. We offer free wifi to anyone looking for a cozy place to grab a cup of coffee and catch up on computer work.

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

Located in the heart of Middleburg, in a building dating to 1750, Middleburg Books features a carefully curated selection of the latest fiction, non-fiction, and childrens books. The bookshop features a range of programs, including book subscriptions for children and adults, annual memberships, and special events, including book clubs, author visits, story times, and literary retreats.

New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902

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.

Novel Grounds
1501 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA, 23322

Novel Grounds is a fictionally inspired book shop. We currently carry books, clothing, bags, stickers, keychains, patches, coffee, art prints, Novel Notesand various other book themed merchandise. Located in Chesapeake, Virginia, you can come visit daily!I started this company to bridge a gap I saw in bookish designs on bookstagram props, and it has grown into the Novel Grounds family over the last decade.Design by design we want to bring your favorite novel to your closet.Novel Grounds has prided itself since day one on our inclusivity in not only sizes for our products, but also in pricing. We charge the same price across the board for our items and will always choose to partner with brands that value inclusivity as much as we do.

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

Were 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

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

Parentheses Books
315 East Grattan Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801

Parentheses is a woman-owned general interest bookstore in downtown Harrisonburg, VA.

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!

Poe's Place
16 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA, 24401

Staunton Books & Tea is an independent women-owned bookshop and tea store. Our small space allows us to highlight what truly matters: a curated selection of books aimed at an intellectual and academic audience. Our collection, chosen by our knowledgeable staff and vibrant community, focuses on nonfiction genres along with thought-provoking fiction. We do not carry childrens or young adult books, ensuring that our selection remains dedicated to mature readers.

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.

Woodbridge, VA, 22192

We are an event based bookstore located in Northern Virginia

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
1776 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

Read Books is a cozy, independent bookshop carrying new books of all genres, for all ages, located in the heart of Pungo Village Virginia Beach near Sandbridge Beach.

Read Early and Daily
4238 Wilson Blvd, 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.

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 were 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.

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

McKay Used Books is unlike any other bookstore youve 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, childrens 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 thats 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. Theres 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 an independent bookstore located 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 Childrens 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

Formerly known as Chop Suey Books, Shelf Life Books is the largest independent bookstore in Richmond, VA. Our shop has been serving the Richmond community for over two decades. Located in the heart of Richmonds Carytown district and owned by Chris and Berkley McDaniel, the store is staffed by long-time patrons and is a hub for local authors and book lovers alike.Weve got new books on our lower level and five rooms of used books upstairs, with our two cats, Page and Mylar, roaming around their kingdom.

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 woman owned independent used bookstore, located on Main Street in Orange County, Virginia. We offer an eclectic variety of your favorite books, unique gifts, and a wide range of exciting events.

Staunton Books & Tea
34 E. Beverley St, Staunton, VA, 24401

Staunton Books & Tea is an independent women-owned bookshop and tea store. Our small space allows us to highlight what truly matters: a curated selection of books aimed at an intellectual and academic audience. Our collection, chosen by our knowledgeable staff and vibrant community, focuses on nonfiction genres along with thought-provoking fiction. Generally, we do not carry childrens or young adult books, ensuring that our selection remains dedicated to mature readers.

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

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 Book House (VA)
132 North Locust St., Floyd, VA, 24091

The Book House is located in the charming downtown area of Floyd, VA. We offer new and used books, stationary, art supplies, and gifts. Come relax and get a cup of tea or espresso in our caf and wander the halls of our quirky old house . Reserve our event space or any of our cozy nooks for gatherings or events.

The Bookshelf on Church
53 W. Church Street, Kilmarnock, VA, 22482

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 [email protected].

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 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.

The Midlothian Book Exchange
13198 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA, 23113

An affordable used bookstore curated by bookworms for book lovers, where we love your books as much as you love ours.

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

Our staff of friendly book nerds is always ready to chat books! Need a recommendation? We are here to help recommend great titles for all the readers in your life. Small press, bestsellers, audio books (, local authors, self-published, gently used, you name it - we'll find it. We are located along the route 29 corridor between Washington DC and Charlottesville Virginia. Visit us in Old Town Warrenton, VA right on Main Street next to our fabulous neighbors Great Harvest, The Town Duck and Studio Luxe.

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

The Violet Fox Bookshop is an independent, pop-up & online 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!

Three Wishes Bookshop
Alexandria, VA, 22315

Three Wishes Bookshop is a new children's mobile bookshop in Northern Virginia serving Kingstowne/Alexandria/Springfield and other nearby communities. On our customized van we carry hundreds of new children's books for ages 0-12, including recent releases, favorite series, novels and graphic novels for early and upper elementary kids, board books, picture books, leveled readers, nonfiction and more! We pop up at neighborhood gatherings, PTA events and any place where kids - and the grown-ups that love them - gather.

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

52-YEAR OLD, INDEPENDENT, LOCALLY OWNED BOOKSTORE SERVING THE NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA As a cornerstone of our community, we sell new books, cards, and puzzles. The Book Gallery regularly hosts book signings. 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
Alexandria, VA, 22315

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

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