Charlottesville Area Book Sellers


100 East Main Street

Toys for all ages and  books for children, from birth to age 11.

Atlas Comics

1750 Rio Hill Center
Charlottesville, VA 22901

With more than 75,000 comics in stock, we are Central Virginia's store-front provider of new and back-issue comic books, role-playing games, Japanese Manga, and anime.

The Avocado Pit

310 E. Market Street, NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Emphasis on Children's, Cookbooks, Hunting, Military, Art, Foreign Language, Virginia, Technical, Business and Stock Market ; collectible, interesting or unusual items (occasionally we get in documents, hand colored or old maps, vintage car ads, or local interest items).

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

1035-A Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
A great bookstore is a reflection of its community--a place where people of all ages come to discover, learn, listen, or relax. Located in Charlottesville's oldest and busiest shopping center, we offer books of all subjects, gifts, community events, and cafe.

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports

1121 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

An outdoor outfitters store with books on outdoor sports and activities.

Blue Whale Books

115 Main Street West
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Blue Whale Books buys and sells Used and Rare Books, Original Prints, and Antiquarian Maps in impeccable condition, no matter how old or fragile. Our knowledgeable staff has an extensive reference library at its disposal to assist the novice and experienced alike in their collecting endeavors or appraisal needs.

The Book Broker

114 Bollingwood Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Antiquarian book business buying and selling books, manuscripts, and ephemera relating to Virginia whose stock also includes a variety of fine books. Thirty-five years experience conducting appraisals for estate, insurance, and tax purposes. By appointment only.


Book orders for schools and businesses.

The Book Room

440 Shoppers World Court
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 973-1525

New and Used Books.  25% off new.  50% off used.  10%-75% off audio books.  Trading service available. Specializing in bestsellers and contemporary fiction.  Large selection of mystery, science fiction/fantasy, urban, western, and all genres of romance.  Open since 1978 with over 40,000 books.

The Bookstack

1 East Beverly Street
Staunton, VA 24401

Books for every age and interest, including local & family histories, the Valley, and the Blue Ridge, the Civil War, and books by local authors, plus Staunton souvenirs, Mary Baldwin College clothing, T-shirts, gift baskets, etc.

Clover Hill Books

PO Box 8372
Charlottesville, VA 22906

We are a mail order firm, established in 1983. We specialize in 20th century British and American literature, poetry, literary criticism, and biography about 20th century writers, and we have a small selection of older gardening books as well.

Creatures ‘n Crooks Bookshoppe

3156 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221

Open since 2000, the shop specializes in science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and horror.

Daedalus Bookshop

123 Fourth St, NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Three floors of out-of-print books, open every day, specializing in fiction. 100,000 books. The Washington Post described the Daedalus Bookshop as "a three-story temple of secondhand lit, a bibliophile's church tucked away on a curling side street." Books from floor to ceiling.

E. Wharton & Co.

Box 970
Crozet, VA 22932

E. Wharton & Co. offers literary first editions of the 19th c. through the present, featuring women writers, original women's rights material, items related to women and women's issues, decorated trade bindings, cookery and, occasionally, movable and pop-up titles. Member, the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America.  Catalogs and lists issued. Meetings by appointment.


Franklin Gilliam Rare Books

218 South Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

ABAA Member. Rare and antiquarian stock in many fields. Calling ahead is strongly suggested.

Friends of the Library Annual Booksale

(Proceeds fund children’s programs at the library)
March 29-30 Children’s, Music, Academic
April 5-13 All Categories

Hours 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily, some exceptions.
Gordon Avenue Library
1500 Gordon Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Gravity Lounge

103 South First Street
Charlottesville Virginia 22902-5006
On the mall in Charlottesville (beside Zebras)
(434) 977-5590

Equal parts bookstore, cafe, art gallery, listening room and Internet access point, Gravity Lounge is a place for people who enjoy simple pleasures: a good read, a good cup of coffee, a fresh-baked pastry, great music in a listening room atmosphere.

The Happy Cook

1045 N. Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Charlottesville Premiere Gourmet Kitchen Shop, we carry a selection of cookbooks.

Heartwood Books

5 Elliewood Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Located on the Corner, sells used and rare books.

Jerry N. Showalter, Bookseller

P.O. Box 84
Ivy, VA 22945
Store Hours: By appointment only

Southeastern, Americana, Virginian, Early Southern Imprints, 19th Century Manuscript Material, Civil War & Confederacy

L & T Respess Books

P.O. Box 1604
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Buying and selling used and rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, etc., general antiquarian and scholarly fields, including concentrations in southern Americana and literature, fishing, hunting, and books about books. Member Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. Catalogues issued. By appointment.

M. Revak & Company

M. Revak & Co. is an independent bookseller who handles book events for authors, from the well-known to the obscure. Specializes in signed first-editions and special orders. The book equivalent of an ancient journeyman.

Meadowbrook Pharmacy

2037 Barracks Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Features childrens' and adult books

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia (1924).  On Charlottesville's downtown mall, we are a general trade bookshop, with fiction, non-fiction, and children's books, and with a unique selection of architecture and landscape gardening books. Pleasant, old-fashioned atmosphere and a friendly, helpful staff.  

Oakley’s Gently Used Books

112 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Oakley's gently Used Books in York Place on Charlottesville's downtown mall, with a carefully selected book collection including sci fi/fantasy, history, literature, mystery, spirituality, science and much more. 10,000+ book inventory. Sell, buy & trade. Since 1995.

Oliver & Co.

1417 Rickey Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Our primary interest is in literary first editions, but we also have literary biographies, art, illustrated books, history, philosophy, and approximately 2,500 reading copies of other books, mostly novels.

Paintings & Prose - A Gallery of Possibilities

406 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Used hardcovers and paperbacks from classics to childrens, with lots of mysteries and thrillers.

Piedmont Virginia Community College Bookstore

501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902

A bookstore serving the needs of Piedmont Virginia Community College students.

The Prime Meridian

The Prime Meridian is an online antiquarian map and related book (atlases, etc.) dealer. Browsing and secure online ordering at

Quest Bookshop

619 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

A quality selection of books, tapes and cards for those who are seeking self- awareness and spiritual wisdom. Wide selection of books including: Men and Women, Recovery, Gay and Lesbian, Religion and Philosophy, Parenting, New- age magazines, Meditation, and Oriental healing.

Ragged Mountain Running Shop

3 Elliewood Avenue
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Opened in l982, a family-owned shop for the needs of  runners of all levels, including books on running and training.

Read It Again Sam

214 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

General used books includes a whole wall of mysteries, has thousands of used and rare books.

Seanchaí Books


Seanchai Books offers new Irish books, used Irish books (secondhand) and rare Irish books including history, literature, travel and language. We also like to highlight newly published Irish books as well as Irish news and Irish events in Virginia and the Mid/Atlantic region.


2146 Barracks Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Shenanigans has been a favorite destination for Charlottesville's children for more than 30 years. The award winning store features toys, books, CD's, games, puzzles, dolls, and stuffed animals. Shenanigans is located in the Barracks Road Shopping Center in the North Wing.

Splintered Light Bookstore

128 Chancellor St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Located within the Center for Christian Study, Splintered Light Bookstore is an ecumenically orthodox Christian bookstore specializing in theology, cultural criticism, and the arts.

Student Book Store

1515 University Ave.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

It's the place to shop for U.Va. merchandise, including apparel, hats, gifts and souvenirs, logo glassware, books and more. Also offering maps and guides, greeting cards and film.

Uncle Larry’s Toy Store

2125 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

A toy store for children ages 0-99. With story books, picture books, coloring books, craft books.

University of Virginia Bookstore

P.O. Box 400820
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4820

Cavalier Gear including the Who’s Hoo in fashion: T-shirts, sweats, caps, and polos for UVa, Darden, and the Law School. UVa Gifts! Everything from mugs and footballs to stemware and captain’s chairs. Books range from Biographies to Bestsellers, Fiction to Physics, Cookbooks to Classics --they have got it all!

The Virginia Shop

1047B N. Emmet Street (Barracks Road Shopping Center)

A selection of books about Virginia.


1621 East Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Paperbacks, romances, forensic mysteries galore. Reliable.

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