Book stores in Northern Virginia

4)From comic books to used books and everything in between, below are 5 distinguished bookstores located throughout Northern Virginia that every local should know about!


Hole in the Wall Books – Falls Church
905 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046

Hole in the Wall Books is indeed just as it sounds – a bookstore the size of a closet chock full of books of every size, shape and color. There are books on shelves, books on the floor, books in boxes, even books piled up to the ceiling rafters. Hole in the Wall Books is especially strong on science fiction, fantasy and comic books, but they have a large selection of almost every other genre as well. As if finding a decent comic book store isn’t already a thing of the past, Hole in the Wall stands apart from the rest and sets a new standard in teenage-boyhood envy. They also have boxes of older, back issue comics for avid collectors.


Book Bank – Alexandria
1510 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

For those who are drawn to old and used bookstores like moths to a flame, the Book Bank has a reliable and steady selection/collection of used books. Some pulp fiction, some expository, some historical, and some nobody ever heard of… until now. Stop in and find a used book that’s new to you in one of the best little ol’ bookstores in Northern Virginia. They have a great credit exchange program and a highly knowledgeable staff.


Tree Top Kids – McLean
Langley Shopping Center
1382 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101

A modest if not somewhat sparse collection of children’s books, Tree Top Kids truly embraces the notion of quality over quantity and has a perfect range of age appropriate books and gifts for every child in your life…including your inner child! Tree Top carries an excellent selection of labor intensive, craft-oriented toys as well as an array of educational, innovative, and classic children’s books. Both the toys and the books are organized by age group and activity throughout the store, making it easy and comfortable to find just what you’re looking for. Tree Tops’ selection of books also includes a few autographed tomes for those who are looking for “collection” items.

Busboys & Poets – Arlington
4251 S Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206

Although Busboys & Poets is more of a restaurant than an actual bookstore, this cute amalgamation of eatery/readery is a major highlight of the Shirlington area in Arlington, Virginia. With several additional locations throughout greater Washington, this laid-back, hipster café has quickly become an Arlington favorite and is most well known for its fantastic breakfast and brunch menu. Like its sister locations, B&P has a fun vibe with stimulating books and artwork every where the eye can see, which is great to browse while you wait for your food or for a table. B&P features free wi-fi and they serve breakfast every day until 11a.m.

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