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A readers' respite for 35 years

When entering through the red front door at the front of the shop, many a customer has remarked, "Wow, a real bookstore!" We have been proudly serving readers around the world from the West End of Richmond, Virginia for 35 years. Visitors to the store are free to explore our four rooms filled with 20,000 new, used, and collectible titles. More about us...

Come and Play German Scrabble!

Sunday, May 21, 3 - 5 PM
Auch Anfänger sind willkommen!

Author Signing

Amanda Sullivan
Organized Enough
Monday, May 22, 5 - 7 PM
Organized Enough cover

Amanda Sullivan offers a groundbreaking, science-driven method for getting--and staying--organized. If you're looking to clean up but not clean out, if you want to declutter but don't want to throw out eighty percent of your stuff, if you want to be able to find matching socks in the morning but don't want a color-coded sock drawer, you've come to the right place. With seven concepts to help you define your goals and seven essential habits to keep chaos and clutter at bay, Organized Enough will teach you to reframe how you think about your space, your stuff, and your life.

Author Signing

Brian Burns
Gilded Age Richmond: Gaiety, Greed & Lost Cause Mania
Friday, June 6, 4 - 6 PM
Gilded Age Richmond cover

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Richmond entered the Gilded Age seeking bright prospects while struggling with its own past. It was an era marked by great technological change and ideological strife. During a labor convention in conservative Richmond, white supremacists prepared to enforce segregation at gunpoint. Progressives attempted to gain political power by unveiling a wondrous new marvel: Richmond's first electric streetcar. And handsome lawyer Thomas J. Cluverius was accused of murdering a pregnant woman and dumping her body in the city reservoir, sparking Richmond's trial of the century. Author Brian Burns traces the history of the River City as it marched toward a new century.

Author Signing

Tiffany Turner
Alley
Saturday, June 17, 12 - 2 PM
Alley cover

This is the first full length novel from author Tiffany Turner. Jen and Jimmy are spending their weekend with their Grandma, Alley. With nothing else to do but sit around and listen to her stories, they settle into her comfy, old living room. They expect to be bored with innocent stories of "back then," but instead, Jen and Jimmy are about to be swept away into 1940s New York City-a world full of mobsters, swing music, murder, betrayal and their grandmother's first love--Angelo--a monster in a fedora hat disguising himself as prince charming. When Alley begins her tale, they quickly learn that the grandma they know, used to be more than a tired old lady--she was once young and beautiful, with a smile that could charm the devil--and that summer in 1941, that's exactly what she did. For before she ever fell in love with their grandpa, Angelo Adduci had come into her life.

Come and Play German Scrabble!

Sunday, June 18, 3 - 5 PM
Auch Anfänger sind willkommen!

Author Signing

Kevin Hopson
The Fire King
Saturday, June 24, 1 - 3 PM
Fire King cover

The planet Oabrora faces a perpetual winter after a human mage, Vico, causes all of the volcanos in the dragon homeland of Jifihx to erupt. Three dragon siblings—Mianth, Tulvir, and Hirador—survive the blast and set out on a journey to bring Vico to justice. However, when they cross paths with two humans, they discover a far worse enemy than Vico.

Author Signing

April Michelle Davis
A Princess in Disguise
Saturday, July 1, 12 - 2 PM
Princess in Disguise cover

On the night of her sixteenth birthday and before her father has the chance to force her to marry a complete stranger, Princess Margaret sneaks away from the riches and safety of the palace. Torn between her fate and freedom, Princess Margaret desperately goes looking for her mother as the answer. In a quest of soul searching and physical hardships, the twist of events may take the readers by surprise, instilling a piece of the story in their hearts.

Rare books make great gifts!

In the digital information age, a hand-picked rare book stands out as something truly special. Did you know that we have thousands of used and rare books available online? We have been collecting for over 30 years. Go ahead and browse awhile.