National Book Lovers Day falls on Aug. 9. Here’s where to find the best reads around NoVA.

From romantic novels to mystery books, these local book shops have it all.

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Northern Virginia is home to a number of high-profile and bestselling authors and, thanks to the region’s thriving independent bookstore scene, there’s no shortage of places to find talented Virginia writers like Russell Baker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from Loudoun County, and New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. On Aug. 9, embrace your inner bookworm by heading over to a local bookshop and purchasing a few summer reads in honor of National Book Lovers Day. 

Old Town Books
104 S. Union St., Alexandria

Reston’s Used Books
1623 Washington Plaza N., Reston

Joy Unlimited
10400 Main St., Fairfax

Prospero’s Books
9129 Center St., Manassas

Scrawl Books
11911 Freedom Drive, Reston

One More Page Books
200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington

Hole in the Wall Books
905 W. Broad St., Falls Church

Barnes & Noble
Locations vary 

Bards Alley
110 Church St., NW, Vienna

Hooray for Books!
1555 King St., Alexandria

McKay Used Books
8345 Sudley Road, Manassas

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