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Book People

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Book People has been serving readers around the world from a cottage in the West End of Richmond for over 38 years. 

We offer PERSONAL SERVICE above all else, new and used fiction and non-fiction titles, an extensive foreign language section, special orders from publishers large and small, out-of-print book search, and domestic and international mail orders.

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Literary Art

Upcoming Events

Oyster Roast with Author Karen A. Chase
9/21 5pm

What did colonists eat during the Revolution? Where could you get the best oysters in Manhattan? And who burned the city (on September 21st)—was it the...

Summit Stables Book Fair & Jazz Brunch at Blue Bee Cider
9/22 12pm

Celebrate Richmond's independent book stores at our third annual Book Fair & Brunch! Peruse reading selections and chat with our friends from Black Swan...

The Return of Harry Kollatz Jr.
10/5 1pm

In a world divided between grunge and Garth Brooks, one woman stands tall: all six-foot-five, redheaded-pigtailed, gap-and-buck-toothed, nine-fingeredness of...

Halloween in Diagon Alley
10/12 12pm

Celebrate Halloween in Diagon Alley! Join us as we transform the parking lot of Book People into our own RVA Diagon Alley! We will have vendors, raffles,...

Searching for Stonewall Jackson with Ben Cleary
10/19 1pm

Historian Ben Cleary takes readers beyond the legend of Stonewall Jackson and directly onto the Civil War battlefields on which he fought, and where a...

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