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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...

Bob Brown, photographer
Bill Lohmann, columnist
On the Back Roads Again

Author Signing
Saturday, October 1, 10 - 12 PM
On the Back Roads Again cover

Head out on the back roads of Virginia again with Richmond Times-Dispatch senior photographer Bob Brown and columnist Bill Lohmann as they encounter memorable characters, explore charming places and search for their next piece of pie in their upcoming new book, "On the Back Roads Again: More People, Places and Pie Around Virginia."

The book is a follow-up to their successful Back Roads: People, Places and Pie Around Virginia, which was published in 2013 and is in its third printing. The even bigger On the Back Roads Again features more of Brown's award-winning photographs and more of Lohmann's good-humored commentary.

Art Book Sale!

Sunday, October 2 through Saturday, October 15
art book cover

Buy One Art Book, Get One Art Book Free (of equal or lesser value)!

Mary Morony
Done Growed Up

Author Signing
Saturday, October 15, 12 - 2 PM
Done Growed Up cover

When we last left the Mackey Family in the late 1950s, their lives were in turmoil. Divorce, alcoholism, racism, death, puberty - what WEREN'T they dealing with? Ethel, a black maid in a racist world - the true heart and soul of the Mackey Family, is the children's only constant as she fights her own numerous demons. Twelve-year-old Sallee struggles to understand the world with little enlightenment from the adults around her. Ginny, newly divorced mother of four, finds that she doesn't have the luxury of being the spoiled princess she once was. She is overwhelmed with responsibility, feelings of abandonment, and alcoholism. Joe, Ginny's ex, and the children's father, revels in new-found wealth and popularity with women, but agonizes over his children and the dangers within their broken family.

These characters and more will draw you into heartwarming moments and terrible tragedies and, maybe, teach you a few things in the process! Come over to Book People for a helping of Southern Fried Fiction, served personally by Mary Morony, author of The Apron Strings Trilogy.

Come and Play German Scrabble!

Sunday, October 16, 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.