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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, August 21, 3 - 5 PM
Auch Anfänger sind willkommen!

Edward Wright Haile
Virginia Leaf

Poetry Reading
Saturday, September 10, 12 - 2 PM
Virginia Leaf cover

Edward Wright Haile is a poet, historian, cartographer, translator, musician (flute), carpenter, sailor, and land surveyor. As author and editor he has produced Jamestown Narratives, the definitive collection of firsthand accounts of England's colony in the first decade, as well as two historical maps: Virginia Discovered and Discribed and England in America; and several books of poetry. His translation of the Oresteia of Aeschylus was pronounced "a work of energy and genius" by Ladislaus Bolchazy of The Classical Bulletin. A native Virginian born in Washington, D.C. in 1943, Ed was graduated a bachelor of music from The Catholic University in 1975. He lives with his wife Bess in Essex County, Virginia, and has two sons.

Come and Play German Scrabble!

Sunday, September 18, 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.