Pick Up a Page-Turner at These Bookstores Around Hampton Roads

Whether you are a bibliophile or searching for Oprah’s latest pick, there are a bevy of bookstores around Hampton Roads. Here are three great bookshops within minutes of Waypoint Apartments. At these stores, you’ll find a variety of books to broaden your mind and stimulate your soul. Take a look!

Bookstores Around Hampton Roads

The Way We Were Bookshop

A true hidden gem on the peninsula, The Way We Were Bookshop offers hours of enjoyment as well as leisure for the most discerning book lovers. This independent store sells new and used editions across a medley of genres including fiction, history, and crime. The generous owners offer discounts and deals to loyal patrons. Additionally, jewelry lovers will enjoy the store’s collection of hand-crafted trinkets.

Barnes & Noble

The Barnes & Noble bookstore in Peninsula Town Center features a terrific selection for book enthusiasts. The chain store also features a Starbucks cafe where you can relax with a book and fresh coffee. Barnes & Noble also produces some of the best literary events in the area. Here, you can attend readings and talks given by an array of terrific authors.

The Book Exchange

Located in lovely Ward Corner, The Book Exchange is an independent, locally-owned used bookstore that serves as a literary hub for the Hampton Roads community. For 14 years, the shop has offered a carefully curated collection of books, films, and music. For 10 consecutive years, the store has topped the Pilot’s “Best Of” contest. Recently, The Book Exchange opened a new location in Virginia Beach, expanding its culture to new members of the community.


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