Bookstores in Virginia

A guide to the best independent
Virginia bookstores


Already Read Used Books - 2501 Duke St. - (703) 299-8406 - Used books

Hooray for Books - Alexandria VAHooray for Books!

1555 King St.
Phone: (703) 548-4092
Type: New books
Specialty: Children's
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook // Twitter

Hooray for Books! is an independent children's bookstore in Old Town Alexandria. We pride ourselves on knowing children's books and providing great customer service. If you can't find a book you want - ask us! We can order it for you. If you aren't sure what to get, our staff can recommend books for children of all ages. Got an idea or a special event you want to build around books? Call or email us - we'll do our best to help!

Sacred Circle - Alexandria VASacred Circle Books

919 King St.
Phone: (703) 299-9309
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Sidelines: Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age    Events    Author Signings, classes and workshops, psychic fairs, intuitive/psychic readings, energy healing
Find us: Facebook

Sacred Circle is a peaceful, welcoming shop that honors all spiritual paths and celebrates our connection with the earth. Along with a great selection of books and CDs, we offer incense, candles, herbs, oils, crystals, jewelry, sacred statuary, divination tools, and much more. Sacred Circle's products are purposefully chosen to be cruelty-free and fair trade whenever possible. Our experienced practitioners are available for intuitive readings and energy healings, and we provide a broad spectrum of classes and events. Located in a 200 year old building in historic Old Town Alexandria, we're convenient to the DC Metro and Beltway. 


Busboys and Poets - 4251 S. Campbell Ave. - (703) 379-9758

One More Page Books - 2200 N. Westmoreland St. - (703) 300-9746


New Dominion Bookshop - 404 E. Main St. - (434) 295-2552

The Quest Bookshop - 619 W. Main St. - (434) 295-3377 or (800) 346-9223 - Specialty: Metaphysical/New Age

Chincoteague Island

Sundial Books - 4065 Main St. - (757) 336-5825


The Griffin Bookshop & Coffee Bar - 723 Caroline St. - (540) 899-8041

Riverby Books - 805 S. Caroline St. - (540) 373-6148 - Used books

UMW Bookstore - 1301 College Ave., GW Annex A - (540) 654-1652 - General books


Chapters Bookshop - 101 E. Grayson St. - (276) 236-9703*


JMU Bookstore - 211 Blue Stone Dr. - (540) 568-3844 - General books


Books and Other Found Things

13 Loudoun St.
Phone: (703) 609-7504
Type: Used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's
Sidelines: Artwork
Events: Author Signings
Find us: Facebook

Located in Historic Downtown Leesburg VA. Books and Other Found Things offers and eclectic collection of gently used books including Collectibles, Children's and a wide array of Fiction and Nonfiction.We also carry a growing number of new books by Local Authors. We feature a variety of works by many amazing local artists and craftspeople. Stop in and browse our "Other Found Things" - you never quite know what's going to find it's way to our comfortable, welcoming shop!


Books & Co. - 29 W. Nelson St. - (540) 463-4647


Givens Books & Little Dickens - 2236 Lakeside Dr. - (434) 385-5027 - New & Used books


Book Exchange - Norfolk VABook Exchange

116 E. Little Creek Rd.
Phone: (757) 583-2665
Type: Used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Educational, Literary, Christian

We sell all books for 50% off the retail price. DVD's sell for $8 each or 3 for $21. Vinyl records, VHS, and CDs sell for $5 each or 3 for $12. We give half this amount in trade credit for the items you bring in that we accept. We're always happy to look at what you want to trade at any time. Our trade policy is customer friendly. There are no hidden fees and you can use your credit from the Book Exchange and Movie & Music Exchange toward the purchase of anything in either store at any time.

Prince Books & Coffee House - 109 E. Main St. - (757) 622-9223


The Book Bin

Four Corner Plaza
Phone: (757) 787-7866
Type: Primarily new books with used books
Specialty: General Interest, Children's, Educational, Literary, Regional
Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Find us: Facebook

The Book Bin is an independent book store located in Onley, Virginia, along Route 13, the main thoroughfare of Virginia's Eastern Shore. In addition to books, we offer a full-service coffee bar (with Wi-Fi) and on-site design and printing of invitations and personal stationery. Our shelves are loaded with wonderful toys, unique gifts, and edgy greeting cards chosen specifically to surprise, delight, and amuse our customers. One corner of our store is dedicated solely to local books! Staffed by 7 friendly, well-read, knowledgeable booksellers, we love helping our customers find just the right book.


bbgb Tales for Kids - 3100 Kensington Ave. - (804) 353-5675

Book People - Richmond VABook People

536 Granite Ave.
Phone: (804) 288-4346
Type: Primarily used books with new book
Specialty: General Interest, Literary, Regional, Foreign language books
Sidelines: Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
Events: Author Signings, Readings
Find us: Facebook

We are an old–fashioned book shop which has been serving readers around the world from the West End of Richmond, Virginia for 30 years. We carry both new and used books, feature a wide selection of books in foreign languages, and have many autographed copies of books. We also have some titles listed for sale at Abe Books online. Please browse our books and visit the shop for more.

Chop Suey Books 2913 W. Cary St. - (804)_ 422-8066 - Used books

The Fountain Bookstore - 1312 E. Cary St. - (804) 788-1594


Bookworks - 101 W. Beverly St. - (540) 887-0007

Sweet Briar

The Book Shop - Sweet Briar College - (434) 381-6106 or (800) 381-6437 - General books


Blue Plate Books - 2257 Valley Ave - (540) 662-6657

Winchester Book Gallery - Winchester VAWinchester Book Gallery

185 N. Loudoun St.
Phone: (540) 667-3444
Type: New books
Specialty: General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Regional
Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Gifts, Curiosities, Art, Toys/Games
Find Us: Facebook | Twitter

The Winchester Book Gallery is the 41-year old, independent, locally owned bookstore serving the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. As a cornerstone of our community, we sell New Books, Kobo eBooks & eReaders, vinyl records, Local Art, Cards, and Puzzles. The Book Gallery regularly hosts live music, book signings, and game nights. In addition, we offer everyday discounts for teachers and book clubs. The Winchester Book Gallery inspires, informs and amuses customers with compelling book selections, intriguing movie selections and a diverse selection of other merchandise. 



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