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Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association

The Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, founded in 2004, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to enhance cooperation among sellers of used, rare, and antiquarian books, autographs, maps, and ephemera in Virginia and to increase awareness of the book trade in our state.

VABA represents a full spectrum of Virginia booksellers, including online merchants and by-appointment dealers. 



13 Member bookstores

We are a bricks-and-mortar bookshop located at a busy corner on Main Street in Richmond, Virginia. In 1997 Nicholas Cooke…

Specializing in: Antiquarian Children's Books Classic Literature Civil War Art Books Virginiana Scholarly Texts Rare Leather-Bound

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Blue Whale Books has been in business as a click-and-mortar store since 1994. We have a wide selection of paperback…

Specializing in: Architecture Scholarly Virginiana Jefferson

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Buteo Books specializes in ornithology books; we stock a comprehensive selection of new, used, and out-of-print books on birds and…

Specializing in: Natural History Ornithology Birds Birdwatching

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Founded in 2010, Captain Ahab's Rare Books specializes in first editions of literature, genre fiction, film-related books and ephemera, zines,…

Specializing in: Literature Art Science Fiction & Fantasy Charles Bukowski Film / Books Into… Mysteries & Crime Graffiti

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The history of D. Anthem, Bookseller can be traced to an itinerant book peddler by the name of Daithi O'Muireadhaigh…

Specializing in: Occult Radical Social Movements Indo-European History

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Orders accepted by telephone, facsimile or e-mail. Payments may be made by Mastercard or Visa, or by check in U.S.…

Specializing in: Food And Wine Southern Literature Printed Ephemera Americana (Incl. Law To… Books About Book

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New, used and rare books as well as educational toys and teaching supplies.

Specializing in: Art Religion

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Lorne Bair Rare Books specializes in books on American Social History, with an emphasis on radical and utopian movements of…

Specializing in: Modern Literature Private Press Books Science & Medicine Radical Americana

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Marninart Rare Art Books is an antiquarian library specializes in deluxe edition of livres d'artistes by; Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, and…

Specializing in: Rare Book Art Book Art Book Illustrated Artist's Book

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We always have an inventory of unique Americana on hand, that is, we keep a selection of personal narratives such…

Specializing in: Americana Ephemera Postal History Personal Narratives (Diaries, Journals,…

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We opened Royal Oak Bookshop in 1975 in the first two rooms of the old house and soon added room…

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Stone Soup Books, located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in downtown Waynesboro, Virginia offers brick and mortar…

Specializing in: Fiction Cookbooks Vintage Children

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General stock, mostly nonfiction.

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