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

AFK Books & Records
4801 Shore Dr Ste D, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

AFK Books & Records has over 50,000 new and gently pre-enjoyed products in every genre, including fiction and non-fiction books, comics, manga, audiobooks, vinyl records, turntables, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, video games, posters, t-shirts, incense, and gifts. AFK also pays cash on the spot for pre-enjoyed goodness in most of those categories. It's a fun shopping environment in 5,000 square feet of space, with well-lit, spacious aisles, comfortable seating and complimentary tea. Guitars and a store dog are scattered about for strumming and petting (note: dog prefers petting to strumming). A rousing, occasionally brutal, chess or checkers game can usually be found in the tea area. Stock is carefully organized by subject, author and artist, and every item is electronically cataloged. If you find yourself unable to go AFK, complimentary Wi-fi is provided. AFK Books & Records is especially proud of their teen fiction and kids sections, which are filled with lovingly curated best sellers and classics. In addition to books, AFK has an amazing vinyl selection with over 10,000 records in almost every genre, including singer-songwriter, country, indie, jazz, punk, hardcore, and more. AFK Books & Records actively participates in Record Store Day events, which occur April and November.

Allegro Community School of the Arts
20 Main St, Warrenton, VA, 20186

Arte of The Booke
2102 Brandon Ave SW, Roanoke, VA, 24015
(540) 342-0738

Fairburn, GA (spring), Bristol, WI (summer), and Huntersville, NC (fall). These are seasonal and do not have permanent addresses. Use our VA address for all correspondence.

Asia Fine Books
1016 Cherry Ave, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
(434) 293-7379

Asian art, culture & history

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

Bards Alley ... Books, Wine, Kindred Spirits, is a book store cafe which will specialize in new books and literary inspired gifts in an integrated cafe environment. As a local independent bookseller, Bards Alley will be a curator of books and reading for people of all ages and backgrounds. Bards Alley will create a bistro atmosphere through its offerings of fresh, delicious food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and will host events focused on the community’s interest in both reading and writing. Bards Alley will feature a full bookstore selling the latest bestsellers as well as all of the classics. The Company will sell new books, with most falling into the general literature, fiction, history, biography, children’s, and young adult genres while also featuring the works of local authors and artists. Bards Alley will also carry a selection of small gifts and mementos such as stationary, cards, bookmarks, toys, and games based on book characters, and other book related gift items.

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

Barstons Child's Play - McLean
1382 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA, 22101
(703) 448-3444

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

bbgb /noun/ (also /adj./verb/): 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 everything in between.

Bespoke Books and Archives
, Leesburg, VA, 20176

A new 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, used, 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
205 Jennings Court SE, Leesburg, VA, 20175

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 goodies.

Blue Moon Antique Mall and Bookstore
8230 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA, 22949
(434) 263-8890

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

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

Book No Further offers new fiction and books on the latest hot topics, along with like-new books for those careful about the environment or their pocketbooks. We also carry a good number of works by local authors of all kinds, as well as books about or set in the Roanoke and New River Valleys and the surrounding areas.

Book People (VA)
536 Granite Ave, Richmond, VA, 23226
(804) 288-4346

Old-fashioned, general, new and used. Stock includes foreign language. Diligent out-of-print book search. 20% discount on most business, school and home-schooler orders. Open Mo-Fr 9-9, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5. 24 hour phone service. No machine.

Books and Crannies
50 E. Church Street Suite 4, Martinsville, VA, 24112

Books and Crannies is an artsy, independent bookstore specializing in all genres of new books with a small selection of used books. It is located in Martinsville, Virginia and holds a small sitting area for reading purposes. Coffee and water are available to customers. A small selection of gift inventory is also available for purchase.

Books and Other Found Things
13 Loudoun St SW, Leesburg, VA, 20175
(703) 609-7504

Books, Beads and More
8324 Bell Creek Rd Ste 100, Mechanicsville, VA, 23116
(804) 730-2665
8453 Tyco Rd, Vienna, VA, 22182
(703) 748-2390

Booksfree is the premier online paperback books, children's books, and audio books on CD rental service. Rent paperback books, children's books or audio books online with the option to buy them at a discount. In business since 2000, Booksfree offers over 250,000 paperbacks, 28,000 children's books, and 30,000 CD and MP3-CD audio books. There are no due dates or late fees ever and members can cancel at any time.

Bound2Please Books
113 N. Madision St, Orange, VA, 22960

Bound2please (B2plz) is the #1 bookshop in historic Orange, VA. B2plz books sell gently used as well as new books and inventory changes regularly with new treasures and old. Our website - - has links to our our eBay store and our Instagram. Follow along as we learn how a retail bookshop stays current. We aim to keep stories circulating and community bubbling.

Busboys and Poets @ Shirlington
4251 S. Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA, 22206
(703) 379-9757

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 & puzzles, local & regional titles along with gifts & collectibles are available. Gift wrapping is always free. Special orders are welcome.

Chop Suey Books
2913 W Cary St, Richmond, VA, 23221
(804) 422-8066

Colonial National Historic Park (Eastern National)
General Delivery, Jamestown, VA, 23081
(757) 253-2432

America's national parks are treasure chests full of history and natural wonders. Travel to our retail sales outlet at to learn more about them or to plan a vacation to one of the more than 388 national parks.

Downtown Books (VA)
13 West Nelson Street, Lexington, VA, 24450

Downtown Books is an independent family-owned bookstore in historic Lexington, VA. We sell new books for adults, teens and children as well as artisan soaps, coffee, candles, and jewelry. We have a section of gifts including stickers, greeting cards, original art and textiles by local artist Merryn Williams Designs. Our goal is to create a warm, safe, homelike atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

Eastern Mennonite University Bookstore
1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802
(540) 432-4250

Eleanor's Norfolk
, Norfolk, VA, 23509

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.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park (Eastern National)
1011 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
(540) 373-5091

America's national parks are treasure chests full of history and natural wonders. Travel to our retail sales outlet at to learn more about them or to plan a vacation to one of the more than 388 national parks.

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.

James Madison University Bookstore
211 Blue Stone Dr, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807

Marine Corps Association
715 Broadway St, Quantico, VA, 22134
(703) 640-6161

National Capital Region (Eastern National)
44 Canal Center Plz Level G1 Ste 5, Alexandria, VA, 22314
(703) 837-0746

America's national parks are treasure chests full of history and natural wonders. Travel to our retail sales outlet at to learn more about them or to plan a vacation to one of the more than 388 national parks.

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. The shop's mezzanine provides a separate and attractive space for readings and book signings, with exhibits by local artists rotating monthly.

Old Dominion-University Village Bookstore
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 23508

Old New River Books
4860 Wayside Dr, Shawsville, VA, 24162

Old New River Books provides high-quality used books, specializing in out-of-print scholarly texts, Appalachian, Virginiana, genealogy, and collectible & rare books. Appraisal requests free & welcome. Visits by appointment only.

Old Town Books
130 South Royal St, Alexandria, VA, 22314
(703) 647-9749

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) 300-9746

Parish Book Store Of Eastern Shore
2020 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454
(757) 425-0114

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

Peach Street Books is a bookstore with over 10,000 gently used books and about 500 new titles, plus a coffee shop featuring 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.

Pufferbellies Toys and Books
15 W Johnson St, Staunton, VA, 24401
(540) 886-3516

Pufferbellies specializes in classic and innovative toys and books for children from birth through age 12.

Read Books
2200 Parks Place, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

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

Read Early And Daily (R.E.A.D.) is a nonprofit that works with families in need to choose and receive one new, quality, culturally relevant book for each child in the household ages birth to five years old every month; at least two of the book selections are bilingual or offered in Spanish. R.E.A.D. has a pop-up children's bookstore, R.E.A.D. Books, to help fund its programs. The revenue from every book bought from R.E.A.D. Books is used to buy the new books for the children R.E.A.D. serves.

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

Richard McKay Used Books
8345 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA, 20109
(703) 361-9042

Sacred Circle
919 King St, Alexandria, VA, 22314
(703) 299-9309

Sacred Circle is a metaphysical/spiritual shop located in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to a large selection of books, tarot and oracle decks, crystals, sage, and other sacred items we also offer intuitive counseling, energy healing sessions, and classes. We are eclectic and inclusive and honor virtually all spiritual paths. We invite you to come in and enjoy an oasis of calm in an often frantic world.

Scrawl Books
11911 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA, 20190

Shenandoah University Bookstore
1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA, 22601
(540) 665-4523

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, Stone Soup focuses on nature and gardening 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 on historic Main Street buildings on beautiful Chincoteague Island. The shop has eclectic collection of new, used, and collectible books as well as selected new and used music CD's. Author events, live music, and more. Open year-round.

Tales of the Lonesome Pine
404 Clinton Ave E, Big Stone Gap, VA, 24219
(276) 298-6080

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

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

Pop-up (NYC) and internet-based general interest bookstore operated by a mother-daughter team from the South.

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

The Fountain Bookstore is a general full-service bookstore serving Downtown Richmond. We carry interesting books of all kinds including children's, business, regional and civil war, and cards.

The Library Bae
, Alexandria, VA, 22303

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

The Little Bookshop has a wide selection of new books for all ages. We also carry a collection of hand selected greeting cards, Aurora brand stuffed animals, Claire Fontaine journals, and the best socks in the world from Sock Smith. We have Story Times on Thursdays at 11:00 and Saturdays at 1:00. The Little Bookshop is Midlothian’s newest destination for book lovers.

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 Parish Book Store
2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

The Parish Book Store, part of Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, began in 1965 to provide religious reading material to the people and churches in the area. It has continued this goal, but expanded its inventory to include a variety of spiritual, devotional, and theological resources, as well as children's literature. The Parish Book Store is nonprofit and self-supporting, donating all proceeds to Christian Formation programs, seminarians and clergy of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.

The Up Center
222 W 19th St, Norfolk, VA, 23517
(757) 623-1119

The Virginia Shop
800 E Broad St, Richmond, VA, 23219
(804) 692-3530

University of Richmond Bookstore
Tyler Haynes Commons, University of Richmond, VA, 23173
(804) 289-8491

University of Virginia Bookstore
400 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
(434) 924-1074

Owned and operated by the University, the University of Virginia Bookstore is the primary source of new and used textbooks and custom published course materials for classes. Its general book department (The Bookshop) features an extensive selection of academic and scholarly works as well as popular fiction and non-fiction, bestsellers, travel, and children's books. The Bookshop also offers an out-of-print search service and a complimentary special order service for those books not normally in its inventory. It supports the University's academic mission by hosting and sponsoring academic programs, lectures, and readings by new and established authors.

Virginia Museum of Fine Art
200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA, 23220
(804) 204-2713

Virginia Union University Bookstore
1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA, 23220
(804) 257-5725

VMI Bookstore
200 Lejeune Hall, Lexington, VA, 24450

Washington & Lee University Bookstore
Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA, 24450
(540) 458-8634

University-owned store located on historic campus near Robert E. Lee's post-Civil War home. More than ten thousand titles in general adult and children's books, with a specialty in Civil War books. Also neat college stuff.

Winchester Book Gallery
7 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA, 22601
(540) 667-3444

46-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.

Wonderous Books & More
, Salem, VA, 24153

A small locally owned used bookstore. We have a wide array of books for people of all ages from fiction to nonfiction. We also sell bookish goodies that any book lover will enjoy.

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