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Help Save Book People!

The fund raising campaign to renovate and operate our West End book shop that has been a beacon to Richmond bibliophiles for decades! We are a vital and integral part of the neighborhood, and the city of Richmond, and with your help, we hope to be able to continue serving in that role for at least another 37 years.

Please visit our new GoFundMe funding page and make a donation today.

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...

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.

Poetry Cafe

Susan Hankla
Derek Kannemeyer
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda
Joanna Lee
Elizabeth Morgan
Ron Smith

Saturday, January 20, 2 - 4 PM

Six Virginia poets will read from their works.

Come and Play German Scrabble!

Sunday, January 21, 3 - 5 PM
Auch Anfänger sind willkommen!

Author Signing

Paul Fleisher
A Friend In Need Is a Man's Best Dog
Saturday, January 27, 1 - 3 PM
A Friend In Need Is a Man's Best Dog cover

A Friend in Need is a Man's Best Dog is a retrospective covering almost forty years of Paul Fleisher's writing career: humor, essays and verse, both published and previously unpublished. Fleisher's newest book includes satire and parodies, as well as essays on political, environmental and education issues. Also included is a small collection of short verse. Paul Fleisher is a resident of Richmond, where he served as a public school teacher for over 30 years.