Books and Other Found Things
Books and Other Found Things is a uniquely independent book store In Historic Downtown Leesburg VA, featuring a wide selection of gently used books and the works of over 20 local artisans.
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Books and Other Found Things was established in 2011 by Nancy and Allen Robinson, and is the result of their love of books and interest in people and the diversity of all of our stories. Nancy and Allen have always collected and read books, and as they traveled across the country (Wyoming, Utah, Virginia, Hawaii and back to Virginia), the number of books following them grew from a backpack to boxes to a shipping container. When they found this lovely old house in historic downtown Leesburg, they decided to give all of their books a home. They have in the past 10+ years sold many of the books they started with, and gathered many more. Unfortunately, Nancy passed in 2019, but her love of books and people lives on in the special shop her and Allen created together.
When visiting, you’ll find a unique collection of books for all ages. There is a wide selection of titles, a growing collection of Older Books, First Editions and Signed Copies in a wide variety of subjects, including children’s books. Many of their titles are not found in “chain bookstores”. Special orders are encouraged!
A number of artists and craftspeople also help to fill the shop with beautiful items. The shop also sells art from local artisans, handmade jewelry, mosaic bird houses, stained glass pieces, cutting boards and items collected from their travels.
Books and Other Found Things is located within 2-3 blocks of 30+ restaurants and many other shopping options, so it’s easy to spend several hours or a full day in the area. Once you do, we think you’ll want to come back again and again!
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What Our Visitors are Saying
“Best local bookstore! Whimsical atmosphere. You could get lost in here for hours. Convinced its magic! Prices are very reasonable and shelves are packed with tons of amazing books plus hidden gems of trinkets, postcards, art, etc. The owner is very kind and hilarious! I love the selection of children’s books. This is the best bookstore I have visited so far!!”
“This is our family’s all-time favorite bookstore. Quaint and comfortable, we’ve spent hours browsing in here. We always leave with a load of books, but rarely spend more than $50. The owner is friendly & welcoming, and has helped our son develop his love of reading. I am proud to have continued to patronize Books and Other Found Things throughout the pandemic, and I’m glad it has made it to the other side. I’ll be back!”
“Amazing selection you won’t find elsewhere, and such a warm, friendly, inviting staff. Was great to share some great conversation with others as interested in books like I am, and I honestly wanted to buy half of their selection. Make sure to stop in and take a look around. This is a one-of-a-kind place, and you won’t be disappointed.”
“One of the best used book stores I’ve visited. Even with the loose categorization, the quaint and unassuming atmosphere is infectious.”
“Warm and cozy. Good variety – a little something for everyone. Well curated too. I’m looking forward to returning.”
“Best used book store in No Va. You can get lost in the books and atmosphere all afternoon here. It’s magical.”
“If you’ve ever wanted to visit Aziraphale’s book shop from Good Omens, this is the place for you. 10/10 experience, the owner is helpful and hilarious, and prices are amazing. I’m convinced there’s a little bit of magic hidden here.”
“Beautiful and cozy shop with a great selection; tons of books and lots of little shelves selling things made by local artists and artisans. the owner is very nice, funny, and helpful. i got an absolutely gorgeous copy of the works of victor hugo for my les mis collection. ive never left a review for a shop before, but this place was super cool, i could hours looking through all the shelves of books lol”
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13 Loudoun St SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
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*Please note that since the building was built in 1790, our shop does have some physical handicaps. There are three steps to get inside, multiple floor transitions on the first level, uneven floors and narrow doors, and a full set of stairs to the second floor – wheelchairs can get around about half of the first floor once they ascend the first three steps, but will not be able to access the second floor.
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