#24 New Dominion Bookshop

new dominion bookshopNew Dominion Bookshop
Historic Downtown Mall
404 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-295-2552

Charlotetesville is a college town, home to University of Virginia and a well-known book festival.  And New Dominion Bookshop is the very proper, very genteel, store on Main Street.  It’s a nice place to look at.  The shelves are tall.  A smart selection.  It’s the oldest bookstore in Virginia — opened in the twenties.

A general trade bookshop with an emphasis on architecture and landscaping, according to the person I spoke with its strongest aspect is the fine-tuning of the inventory.

It’s also an event heavy store.  Longevity is assured by the fact that they own their own building and work closely with their community.  There’s a P1000840thriving rose garden out back, complete with trellis and birds.  It’s not hard to miss being on historic Main.

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