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New Books

Barnes & Noble
Barracks Road Shopping Center
Mon-Sat 9 am-11 pm; Sun 9 am-9 pm

Large selection with discounts on best sellers.

Green Valley Book Fair
2192 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA (Harrisonburg)

Only open during scheduled dates daily 9 am-7 PM. 30,000 titles, over half a million books. Sells publishers over-stocks, bookstore inventory close-outs in all genres, including children's books, at 60-90 percent discount. Near Harrisonburg, but worth the trip. Check website for dates they are open and directions.

New Dominion Bookshop
404 E. Main St (Downtown Mall)
Mon-Wed and Sat 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Thurs-Fri 9:30 am-8 pm; Sun 1 pm-5 pm

New and used books. General trade book shop. Special orders.

Quest Bookshop
619 West Main Street
Mon-Sat 10 am-5:30 pm

Specializes in books on human and spiritual development.

Splintered Light Bookstore
296-3977 or 800-979-3310
128 Chancellor St., inside the Center for Christian Study
Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm; Sat 11 am-4 pm

1603 Rio Rd. E. (in Fashion Square Mall)
Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm; Sun 12:30-5:30 pm


Used Books

The Avocado Pit
310 E. Market St.
Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm

Children’s books, cookbooks, religion, technical works.

Blue Whale Books
115 W. Main St., Downtown Mall
Mon-Thu 10 am-6 pm; Fri-Sat 10 am-9 pm; Sun noon-5 pm (sometimes open later)

Rare, old books. Prints, antique maps. Large selection of foreign language books. Great atmosphere, great general selection.

Daedalus Bookshop
123 4th Street NE & Market
Daily 10 am-6 pm

Used books. Will search for any book requested.  Huge selection.

Heartwood Used Books
5 and 9 Elliewood Ave
Mon-Fri 10 am-7:30 pm; Sat 10 am-6 pm; Sun 12 pm-5 pm

Used and rare books. Sells publishers overstock at up to half price. Staff will help you find books you need. Terrific history selection. Good place for used University books as well.

Oakley’s Gently Used Books
112 W. Main St., York Place, Downtown Mall
Mon-Sun 10 am-6 pm

Specializing in Sci-Fi.

Read it Again, Sam
214 E. Main St.
Mon-Thu 10 am-9 pm; Fri-Sat 10 am-10 pm; Sun 12 pm-5 pm

Fantastic selection, especially for mysteries.


C-Ville Weekly's "Best and Worst of Charlottesville"

Best place to buy used books: Heartwood

"Daedalus and The Book Cellar were popular vote-getters, but this charming Elliewood standby took an early lead and never looked back."

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