December marks our thirty-third year. A third of a century! Enjoy a 33% discount on most items as we celebrate this milestone.
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.
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.
What constitutes a life well lived? It's a question often pondered in the wake of loss, and it's one that catalyzed Harry Warner to write this book following the death of his grandson, Patrick Gorman, at age seventeen. Patrick's life was brief and far from easy. Born with Marfan's syndrome and severe respiratory complications, he was given a fifty-fifty chance of survival; at eleven months, he contracted a virus that would leave him deaf in both ears. His early years consisted of a string of hospital visits and struggling to communicate in a hearing world. Yet through it all, a remarkable young man was formed-a talented artist and sportsman with a love for the outdoors and an ability to inspire his peers in ways that would only be fully revealed upon his passing. In A Young Life of Light, his grandfather memorializes Patrick Gorman's life, person, and achievements, and proclaims a simple, valuable truth: that the good life is measured by the impression it leaves in the hearts of others.
Richmond Times-Dispatch photographer Bob Brown and columnist Bill Lohmann have traveled around Virginia for many years, reporting stories from the Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond, introducing readers to fascinating people and places they have met along the way. This hardcover book features a collection of Brown's photographs from the road and insights from Lohmann that tell the stories behind the pictures. Brown and Lohmann's good humor shines through, making readers feel as if they are riding in the back seat on their jaunts around Virginia: venturing deep into mountain hollows, facing down the wind on a perilously beautiful barrier island as a hurricane approaches, sliding into a booth at a down-home diner where the pie is so good you order dessert first.
Aspiring photographer Farley James abandons her dreams of traveling the world to care for her savant-like brother, William. They return to Bridge Manor, a falling-down Pittsburgh boarding house run by their formidable Aunt Claire. Through hard work, friendship, and eventually romance, Farley's broken spirit begins to mend. Then William, forever young and innocent, is found nearly beaten to death, clutching his bloodied superhero underpants. While Farley and the residents of Bridge Manor take shifts, reading and talking to an unresponsive William, and as Claire borrows more and more money to stay ahead of the bills, one thing becomes clear; this patchwork family will do whatever it takes to save their home. By turns hilarious, heartbreaking, and subtly twisted, It Burns a Lovely Light is a story of renewal, dreams, secrets, and the inescapable bonds of family. Penny McCann Pennington lives on a farm in Virginia, where she and her husband raise registered Angus Cattle.
Come play German Scrabble and put your knowledge of German to the test. All German books half-price on this day.
There are not many times in a person's life where they are presented a second chance. As Henry David Thoreau once said, "the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." A Moments's Notice chronicles the lives of 4 people who are racing through life letting it's busyness lead them to make choices not out of passion or purpose, but for convenience sake. Then out of nowhere comes a surprised interruption. An inheritance which leads them to slow down, and consider their lives and what really is important. The choices and decisions they make will lead them down roads they would have never dreamed of, and will not only effect them personally but also those closest to them.
On October 10, 1941, the entire Jewish population of the Belarusian village of Krucha was rounded up and shot. This atrocity was not the work of the SS but was committed by a regular German army unit acting on its own initiative. Marching into Darkness is a bone-chilling exposé of the ordinary footsoldiers who participated in the Final Solution on a daily basis. Although scholars have exploded the myth that the Wehrmacht played no significant part in the Holocaust, by meticulously reconstructing the German army's activities in Belarus in 1941, Marching into Darkness reveals in stark detail how the army willingly fulfilled its role as an agent of murder on a massive scale. Through archival research into military and legal records, survivor testimonies, and eyewitness interviews, Beorn paints a searing portrait of a professional army's descent into ever more intimate participation in genocide.
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 stockhalf new and half a combination of used and collectible volumesall within a 1200 square-foot house. We offer...
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.