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Alexandria’s New independent bookstore

104 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Open every day 11am-6pm



Join us at an upcoming author event by registering below.

December 15th at 5PM with Nicole Chung
Join Old Town Books for the first in a series of skill-building talks for readers and writers: The inaugural Read Write Now writing craft talk is December 15th at 5:00pm, led by celebrated memoirist Nicole Chung.

Nicole will deliver a talk on the nuts and bolts of memoir writing, followed by group writing exercises and a Q+A. You'll get a behind-the-book look at how one of the best books of the fall was made, and leave with new tools and momentum for your own writing project.

Nicole Chung is the author of All You Can Ever Know. A profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets, All You Can Ever Know is vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.

*This is a ticketed event. Admission price includes the book and light refreshments.*

Purchase the book in store to avoid the Eventbrite registration fee.

Friday, December 9th at 9am - Bookstore Yoga
Books+yoga = a happy heart. Join us for our first in-store yoga class with Vikriya Lab, our neighbors up King Street.
This beginner level class will include a combination of chair yoga and guided meditation. We’ll move, stretch, and unwind among the books!
*All proceeds from the class will go towards purchasing books for donation to a local charity.

December 22nd at 7PM with Daniel Bachman
If you follow us online you know we love sharing shop tunes - songs we're listening to in the bookshop, favorites we play again and again. Daniel has a permanent spot on any Old Town Books playlist. So we're thrilled he's visiting the store on December 22nd to play a show in this little bookshop. Join us for our inaugural Shop Tunes IRL, you'll be in for a treat.

Purchase tickets in store and avoid the Eventbrite registration fee.


Old Town Books is a new, independent bookstore in Alexandria, Virginia.

We’re a general interest bookstore that emphasizes community engagement through bookclubs, author events, writers groups, and workshops.

We’re open seven days a week. Visit us in the shop every day 11AM-6pm