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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Virginia

The best list of independent Virginia bookstores


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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
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.

We opened our doors at this location in 2007, hosting a bookstore, inviting bar, and two event spaces. The Robeson Room, named after 20th-century renaissance man Paul Robeson, the larger of the two, seats about 80 people, and is where open mics, author events, and higher-attendance happenings take place. The smaller events space Paul’s Den seats about 40 people. Paul’s Den hosts our monthly book club and private gatherings.

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 Big Stone Gap
  • Address 1 404 Clinton Ave. E.
  • Phone (276) 523-5097
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

Bookstore open 10-6 Tuesday-Saturday. We carry more than 38,000 books, and The Second Story Cafe serves excellent home cooked breakfasts and lunches. We host monthly and special events throughout the year, including a writing group that meets the first Monday of each month.

  • 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.
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.

Over the Moon is a Crozet oasis for readers and art lovers. We host monthly gallery openings featuring a different local artist & local winery on the Second Saturday of the month. Join our book club that meets the second Thursday of every month! Keep in touch with all the goings-on at our website, where you can even order books online, 24 hours a day! Come in and say hello to Anne & Laura, then make yourself at home at Over the Moon!

  • City Title Fredericksburg
  • Address 1 805 S. Caroline St.
  • Phone (540) 373-6148
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
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 Front Royal
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  • Address 1 207 S. Royal Ave.
  • Phone (540) 635-7070
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

Royal Oak Bookshop opened in 1975 and has become a favorite of booklovers in the mid-Altantic area. An invitation to browse is generated by thousands of used, out of print, rare, sale, and new books in stock. Virginiana, books for children, and Civil War history are featured, but there is a large selection in ALL categories. Royal Oak Bookshop has an atmosphere of warmth created by a staff of people who care about the book needs of our customers. If a book isn't in stock, the staff will help you obtain it, whether the book is in print or not. Open: Friday - Monday 10 - 6, Thursday 10 - 8 & Sunday noon-5pm. I-66 Exit 6. US 340.

  • City Title Galax
  • Address 1 101 E. Grayson St.
  • Phone (276) 236-9703*
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Chapters Bookshop has hundreds of new and used books, and we place special orders for those harder-to-find titles upon request. We carry Willow Tree angels, Mama Says figurines, and other collectibles, as well as whimsical children’s lines such as Melissa and Doug wooden puzzles and toys

  • City Title Hampton
  • Address 1 52 Old Hampton Lane
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

Locally owned, independent bookstore. New, used, trade.

  • 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!
  • City Title Lynchburg
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  • Address 1 3407 Memorial Ave
  • Phone (434) 845-1336
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Children's, Educational, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Curiosities

Three floors of fun with over 125,000 books at incredible prices. We also buy and trade books. Over 4000 movie DVDs. Locally owned Bookstore for over 25 years. Hours are Monday thru Saturday 10 to 6pm. Please come in and see us, and join us for events; you will be glad you did!

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!

We are used bookstore in Downtown Lynchburg that also sells make your own six-packs, as well as gourmet items.

Books and Crannies is a cozy, independent bookstore located in Uptown Martinsville with all genres available.

  • City Title Midlothian
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  • Address 1 1318 Sycamore Square
  • Phone (804) 464-1244
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
Wide selection of 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.
  • City Title Norfolk
  • Address 1 880 N Military Hwy
  • Phone (757) 455-5535
  • Type New books
  • Specialty African American

We carry many variations of books and art, both domestic and imported. We have a wide variety of all-natural cosmetics, including Nubian Heritage cosmetics.

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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
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 25304 Lankford Hwy
  • 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 events, 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.

Serving book lovers for more than three decades from our location at 1623 Washington Plaza on historic Lake Anne in Reston, VA.

  • Address 1 11911 Freedom Dr.
  • Phone (703) 966-2111
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

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. 

  • City Title Richmond
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  • Address 1 3003 W. Cary St.
  • Phone (804) 353-5675
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games
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

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!

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  • Address 1 1312 E. Cary St.
  • Phone (804) 788-1594
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

The Fountain Bookstore is a general bookstore in Downtown Richmond, carrying interesting books of all kinds including children's, business, regional and civil war, and cards.

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  • Address 1 11 W. Broad St.
  • Phone (804) 593-6575
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Literary, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Located in the heart of the Downtown Richmond Arts District. All gently used books are $3.99 or less! A focus on literature, science fiction/graphic novels, cookbooks, and local Virginia history. We pay cash for books.

  • City Title Roanoke
  • Address 1 16 Church Ave SW
  • Phone (540) 206-2505
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

An independent bookstore for people who love books. New and like-new best sellers, hot releases, and classics.

  • City Title Vienna
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  • Address 1 110 Church St NW
  • Phone (571) 459-2653
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

Bards Alley is an independent bookstore & wine cafe hosting events like story time, author appearances, and book clubs and featuring locally sourced food.

  • City Title Virginia Beach
  • Address 1 6220 Indian River Rd B1
  • Phone (757) 523-1399
  • Type New books
  • Specialty African American

Mermaid Books, the quirky basement bookstore in Williamsburg Virginia has for over three decades been a source for rare, first editions and out-of-print books, literature, history, poetry, art, cookbooks, children's books, vintage postcards and antique prints, and gifts like: jewelry and silver, pewter and brass and many other off-beat treasures.

We buy and sell gently used, out of print, and rare books.
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  • Address 1 7 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, 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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