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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...

An Evening of Poetry

Ron Smith
Humility of the Brutes
Friday, August 18, 5 - 7 PM
Humility of the Brutes cover

The title of Ron Smith's new collection comes from Yeats's observation that creators "must go from desire to weariness and so to desire again, and live but for the moment when vision comes to our weariness like terrible lightning, in the humility of the brutes." The poems in The Humility of the Brutes move beyond Yeats's journey, using precise language and memorable phrasing to push through skepticism and guide us toward the mystical as we struggle to understand our past and our present.

Author Signing

Jon Kukla
Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty
Saturday, August 19, 1 - 3 PM
Patrick Henry cover

Jon Kukla restores Patrick Henry to the front rank of American Revolutionary patriots with an authoritative biography of founding father Patrick Henry that restores him to his important place in our history and explains the formative influence on his thought and character of Virginia, where he lived all his life.

Come and Play German Scrabble!

Sunday, August 20, 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.