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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...

Poetry Collection Signing

Susan Hankla
Clinch River
Sunday, October 22, 2 - 4 PM
Clinch River cover

In Susan Hankla's debut poetry collection, Appalachian women can dirt in Mason jars, push husbands down wishing wells, and try to read the signs on Hostess cupcakes. Through lyrical narrative poems peopled by school friends, veterans, and ghosts, Hankla presents the poverty of the psychic wound, such as regret, as well as the wounds that poverty asserts, such as longing. The axe of fate chops off the tip of Junior's index finger, and we follow him till he is transparent. Some wounds heal over time and a narrator enters her doppelganger, Glenda, to give us that sturdy girl's one-eyed view. Following her into middle age, we'll hear her tell it like it is, when her friend can't. Wearing a red sweater, the narrator tries to leave the premises, but comes unravelled, as if it's Glenda who makes sure of her return, so that together, they bear witness to the issues of cooking with lard and slaughtering hogs, of crazy men and the deaths of them.

Author Signing

Gerald Sheinfeld
At the Feet of the Spiritual Master:
Stories from My Life with Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Thursday, November 2, 6 - 8 PM
At the Feet of the Spiritual Master cover

This is an audio book of Leelas, or true stories from a life of over 45 years with Avatar Adi Da Samraj. How he awakened ordinary people into loving devotees. And how He revealed Prior Unity as the truth of all beings.

Author Signing

Randy and Barbara Fitzgerald
Flights of Fancy
Saturday, November 4, 1 - 3 PM
Flights of Fancy cover

Award-winning columnist Randy Fitzgerald and his wife, Barbara, get the humor soaring in their new book, Flights of Fancy: Stories, Conversations and Life Travels with a Bemused Columnist and His Whimsical Wife, a collection of columns and anecdotes shared by Randy--columnist for The Richmond News Leader, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Boomer magazine--and Barbara--freelance writer and advertising/marketing expert.

Come and Play German Scrabble!

Sunday, November 19, 3 - 5 PM
Auch Anfänger sind willkommen!

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.