Old Town Books is a general interest independent bookstore located on the Alexandrian waterfront. We have a wide variety of book selections from literary fiction and nonfiction, to a growing list of genre fiction including romance, thrillers, mystery and sci-fi/fantasy as well as a children's section. We have an online store where you can purchase directly, and select pick up or shipping at check out. For contactless pick-up, call the store when you are on the way and a bookseller will place the book on our rack outside for you to pick up. We are also open for in store browsing, with a maximum of four customers in the store at a time. As a note, the book industry is experiencing nationwide delays in printing and shipping times so the sooner you shop, the easier it will be for us to fulfill special orders.
This holiday season, we will also have our Reading Tree up in store where you can donate to our Book Love program to help provide new books to Alexandria children who need them most. We plan to provide books to over 500 local children, in partnership with Wright to Read, Casa Chirilagua and The Holiday Sharing Program through Volunteer Alexandria. Simply bring an ornament from the tree with you to checkout in store, or if shopping online, purchase "Book Love" on our website.
Special Shopping Options:
- Buy products on website and have them shipped.
- Shipping available for in-person and online orders, based on weight of items.
- Curbside pick-up is available. Please call the store when you're on your way and we'll place your order on the rack outside the store.
- Shop the Old Town Books holiday gift guide on our website.
Gift Card Information:
- Physical gift cards can be purchased in person or by phone and can be mailed to the recipient and then used in store.
- Physical gift cards can be purchased online and can be mailed to the recipient and then used in store.
- Physical gift cards can be used in Old Town Books' online store.
- e-Gift cards can be purchased online and used in physical store.
- e-Gift cards can be purchased online and used in online store.