Read local. Buy local.

From Indie Bound:

  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community–where they belong.
  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

With great selections, personal recommendations from knowledgeable staff, and fun atmosphere, why not give these local brick and mortar indies your business?

BBGB Books (formerly Narnia)

3100 Kensington Avenue

Richmond, VA 23321

(804) 353-5675

Children’s books

Black Swan Books

2601 West Main Street

Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 353-9476

Used, rare, and out-of-print books

Book Exchange

13198 Midlothian Turnpike

Midlothian, VA 23113

(804) 379-2642

Used books

Book People

536 Granite Avenue

Richmond, VA 23226

(804) 288- 4346

New and used, foreign language, out of print book searches

Chop Suey Books

2913 West Cary Street

Richmond, VA 23221

(804) 422-8066

Chop Suey Books…The Blog

Used and new books

Fountain Bookstore

1312 E Cary Street

Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 788-1594

Follow Fountain Bookstore on Twitter

Richmond Book Shop

808 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 644-9970

Stories Comics

Two Richmond locations:

5067 Forest Hill Avenue  and  9040 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23225                 Richmond, VA 23294

Comics and used books

Tumbleweeds Bookstore

2715 Buford Road

Richmond, VA

(804) 440-WEED

Velocity Comics

904 West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 225-7323

Comics and graphic novels

The Virginia Shop

Library of Virginia

800 East Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 692-3524

Features Virginia authors and artists

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