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Colonial Williamsburg Bookstore

NOW OPEN!

A new chapter for publications of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has begun with the opening of a Merchants Square bookstore dedicated to the Foundation’s titles, the Colonial Williamsburg Bookstore. Read the official press release here.

More than 50 Colonial Williamsburg titles are available at the Colonial Williamsburg Bookstore. Selections include perennially popular titles such as Restoring Williamsburg, a lavishly illustrated volume that expands upon the story of restoration efforts that was first documented in Williamsburg: Before and After. Visitors to the store will also find old favorites, including The Williamsburg Cookbook and Williamsburg: The Art of Cookery, and new favorites, such as Ghosts Amongst Us and Hauntings.

Books written by historians whose articles have appeared in Colonial Williamsburg’s magazine Trend & Tradition are also available at the store, along with early American history books from such Colonial Williamsburg publishing partners as the Omohundro Institute, University of Virginia Press, University of North Carolina Press and Yale University Press. The store also carries books affiliated with other museums, including Mount Vernon, Monticello and the Museum of the American Revolution.

The store includes cozy chairs, sofas, and tables - relax and unwind while discovering your next great read from Williamsburg!

Photo courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Photo courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Photo courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Photo courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Photo courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Photo courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Photo courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Photo courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Colonial Williamsburg Bookstore supports the Foundation’s educational mission and is operated by the Foundation’s retail partner, Aramark.

About Colonial Williamsburg Publications

The Foundation has published books since 1935 on subjects as varied as art and archaeology, history and historic trades, scholarly books, cookbooks and volumes for children and young adults. Colonial Williamsburg’s publication history began with a book that served as both a traveler’s guide and a history of key events that happened in Williamsburg. “A Brief and True Report for the Traveller Concerning Williamsburg in Virginia,” as the initial edition was called, was written by Rutherfoord Goodwin, the son of the Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, whose preservation efforts led to the restoration and reconstruction of Williamsburg as it existed in the 18th century.

Location & Parking

The Colonial Williamsburg Bookstore is located on the southwest corner of Merchants Square on the second floor of the building that houses J. McLaughlin at 440 West Duke of Gloucester Street. A doorbell will be available at the ground floor level to summon help for customers with limited mobility.

The closest parking lot is P5, located behind the store, at 400 South Henry Street. Additional parking is available in the P6 parking lot, located at 410 West Francis Street.

Hours & Phone

The store is open seven days a week from 10 am - 6 pm. (Hours are updated seasonally - see our Colonial Williamsburg Bookstore page on the Colonial Williamsburg website to check hours.)

Looking for a specific title? Call the store at 757-220-7293 during business hours.

More Books

Colonial Williamsburg Publications and additional books on a wide range of topics are available at the Revolutions store in the Williamsburg Visitor Center and our online store.

Books at Revolutions Store