June 17th, 2016
While independent book sellers are a bit fewer and farther between than they used to be, Alexandria’s Book Bank offers a charming alternative to ordering books online. turned this assumption on its head. People still love small local bookstores, and the local community has certainly made a point of supporting this small shop near the King Street metro.
With over 25,000 titles in fiction, nonfiction, children’s books and gifts, there’s almost certainly a book for any occasion on the shelves here. Regulars say that half the fun is wandering around the store and just stumbling across a series of books that pique your interest. Paperbacks are generally sold for half off the retail price, though there is an extensive selection of $1 books for sale at all times. Yelp reviewers praise the tidiness and organization of the store, which makes browsing for hidden literary treasures all the more enjoyable.