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Picture yourself as the owner of a book store.

After more than 30 years in business we have decided that it is time to relax and let someone else take over ownership and the daily running of the bookstore. If you have an interest in owning the bookstore, or would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Michael Mitchell at 804-381-6667, or Michael@BRGBrokers.com.

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.

Upcoming events

Author Signing
Saturday, December 20, 2 - 4 PM
Gary Close
Breakout: The Roswell Legacy

Breakout coverWhat happens when the government lies to its people? What happens to people when they are enmeshed in the lie? How warped do people and institutions become to preserve the lie? These questions are explored in Gary Close's first science fiction thriller. First a journalist and then an attorney, Gary Close prosecuted in Virginia for 20 years. When he is not writing he works on the never ending job of old house renovation. He and his wife live in Virginia.

Author Signing
Tuesday, December 23, 3 - 5 PM
Pat Garber
Paws and Tales

Pat Garber will be at Book People to sign copies of Paws and

s, a short story in 15 parts about murder, intrigue, and romance on Ocracoke Island, written by Kali the boat cat and Harvey the doberman--and transcribed by Pat Garber. Copies of her previous books will also be available.

Author Signing
Saturday, January 10, 1 - 3 PM
Tyler Scott
The Excellent Advice of a Few Famous Painters

Excellent Advice of a Few Famous Painters coverI'm Picasso's "Weeping Woman" Mary Page Willoughby tells herself one day over a cup of coffee. Uneven reptilian eyes, crooked teeth, broken up abstract face, all crowned by a ridiculous garden club hat, a long way from the wife of the handsome scion of a wealthy family. At least until he runs off with a candy-eyed paralegal whose vanity plate reads IMCUTE. And so begins Mary Page's new chapter as a single mother to a grumpy twelve-year-old who christens their new home "The Shed" as she embarks on a life she never planned on leading, stepping from the hushed grandeur of the Society of Virginia, country clubs and parties at the Rochester Davenport mansion and starts all over, head held high. Come join the author of this new novel--her first--at Book People.

A respite for readers for over 30 years

We have been serving readers around the world from the West End of Richmond, Virginia for over 30 years. Visitors to the store are free to explore our four rooms and browse through 20,000 titles in stock—half new and half a combination of used and collectible volumes—all within a 1200 square-foot house. We offer...

  • Convenient, Ample Parking
  • Discounts on New York Times Bestsellers
  • Delivery and shipping available
  • Cozy, old-fashioned bookstore atmosphere
  • New, used, and rare books
  • Foreign language section
  • Out-of-print book search
  • Discounts to institutions and book clubs

Book People is located just south of the corner of Granite and Patterson Avenues with ample parking to the side of the store.

We special order books, read books and have an excellent track record of locating out of print books for our customers. Both in-store shoppers and telephone orders are welcome. We delight in face-to-face transactions, but attend to domestic and international phone-in mail orders promptly as well. Our inventory is NOT computerized, apart from over 3,700 collectible titles listed with AbeBooks. We are proud to rely on our brains instead.