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Indie Bookstores in Virginia

The best list of independent Virginia bookstores

 

Already Read Used Books has nearly 25,000 fine used, vintage, out-of-print, and nearly new books. We accept books for store credit by appointment and offer discounts to military, teachers, seniors, and book clubs.  Our specialities include military history, literature, sci-fi/fantasy, mystery/crime fiction, cookbooks, foreign language books. Alexandria Bookbinders is located inside our store, and book repair and bookbinding is done on site!
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  • Address 1 1555 King St.
  • Phone (703) 548-4092
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
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!
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  • Address 1 919 King St.
  • Phone (703) 299-9309
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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.
  • City Title Arlington
  • Address 1 4251 S. Campbell Ave.
  • Phone (703) 379-9758
One More Page Books & More, an independent bookstore, opened Jan 2011 in North Arlington. Enjoy events, activities, and of course, buy books, wonderful wine and chocolate, cards, and gifts at One More Page Books & More. We look forward to seeing you soon!
  • City Title Charlottesville
  • Address 1 115 W. Main St.
  • Phone (434) 296-4646
  • Type Used books
The Blue Whale sells books, original prints, and antiquarian maps. We have about 20,000 used books, and hundreds of antiquarian/rare books. We also have 1,000 original prints, especially chromolithographs from the 1800s. Our maps are 18th and 19th century, with the occasional early Virginia map from the early or mid-1600s. The owner also performs appraisals on a regular basis.
Serving Albemarle and Central Virginia since 1924, New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia. Located in Historic Downtown Charlottesville, we are a general trade bookshop, with many selections in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books, and with a unique selection of architecture and landscape gardening books. At New Dominion Bookshop, you will find a pleasant, old-fashioned atmosphere and a friendly, helpful staff who are interested in books and readers.
Oakley's has over 16,000 carefully selected used books. We are a general bookshop with specialties in sci fi/fantasy, history and children's books. Please come in and leisurely browse through our clean, well-lit selection of carefully chosen used books. Or, if you are in a hurry, just stop at the desk and tell us what you want. We know our books and can quickly tell you if we have the title you're looking for.
Our inventory includes two floors of new, used and collectible books, an eclectic collection of music cd's, as well as jewelry, art, gifts and cards made by local artists. We specialize in old-fashioned customer service. If you can't find a book you are looking for, please let us know. We can order most books currently in print and will search our various resources for copies of used books.
Downtown Fredericksburg's best, largest, and friendliest used bookstore. Buying and selling interesting books every day.
  • Address 1 1301 College Ave., GW Annex A
  • Phone (540) 654-1652
  • City Title Galax
  • Address 1 101 E. Grayson St.
  • Phone (276) 236-9703*
  • City Title Harrisonburg
  • Address 1 211 Blue Stone Dr.
  • Phone (540) 568-3844
Books and Other Found Things is the independent bookstore in historic downtown Leesburg, VA. A cozy bookshop with an interesting variety of items, we feature a wide selection of gently used books and the works of over twenty local artisans.
  • City Title Lexington
  • Address 1 29 W. Nelson St.
  • Phone (540) 464-8697
  • Type New books
Lexington's oldest independent book & toy store, we're a fun and friendly place to nourish the bibliophile and child in all of us! Books, toys, games, and gifts galore. Most special orders arrive within 24 hours with free shipping. Feel free to post any questions you may have about books, games, or anything else, and we'd be happy to answer!
Virginia's largest selection of teaching supplies, toys, new & used books all under one roof. Est. 1976. Check us out; you won't be disappointed!
  • City Title Norfolk
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  • Address 1 116 E. Little Creek Rd.
  • Phone (757) 583-2665
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Educational, Literary
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.
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  • Address 1 109 E. Main St.
  • Phone (757) 622-9223
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Educational
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
Prince Books, open since 1982 in downtown Norfolk, is located on the corner of Main Street and Martin's Lane in the Towne Bank Building one block from Town Point Park and the Elizabeth River, conveniently situated between Waterside and Nauticus. We offer an intelligent selection of fiction in hardcover and paperback, sections on poetry, history, biography, boating, travel, and a complete children's section. You may also enjoy perusing our books on home design, cookbooks and spirituality. Current events is one of our strengths!
  • City Title Onley
  • Address 1 Four Corner Plaza
  • Phone (757) 787-7866
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Educational, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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.
Bringing brilliant books to growing brains with five and under story time 11am every Wednesday.
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  • Address 1 536 Granite Ave.
  • Phone (804) 288-4346
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • Events Author Signings, Readings
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.
We stock gently used books and great new titles. We buy books! Come in today to trade your used books for cash or store credit. Don't see what you're looking for in stock? Just ask and we can order it at a great price!
The place in Staunton for your next reading adventure. Visit us soon & pick up something good to read!
We buy and sell gently used, out of print, and rare books.
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  • Address 1 185 N. Loudoun St.
  • Phone (540) 667-3444
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
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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