5 Indie Bookshops to Visit Now

If you need a new novel or a place to escape, head to one of these literary sweet spots and be reminded of the joys of reading.

Bards Alley

Perhaps your idea of heaven is relaxing on a patio with a cold glass of wine, a salty charcuterie plate and a hand-selected read. If so, head on over to this sunny Church Street institution in Vienna. With a cafe bar, an outdoor seating area and a selection of cozy tables, this book nook is perfect for grabbing a mug of Cafe Amouri coffee and getting some studying done, or just winding down with a guilty pleasure and a glass (or bottle…we won’t judge) of Malbec. The indie retailer also offers a variety of monthly book clubs for whatever your taste in literature may be—from “contemporary novels” to “badass women.” There’s even a club focused on men’s literature. 

110 Church St. NW, Vienna

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