Staunton Books – Staunton, Virginia
While in town for a signing at The Book Dragon Shop, I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon a small but impressively stocked used bookshop called Staunton Books, located in downtown Staunton, Virginia.
A variety of genres are well represented at Staunton Books, which operates through The Foundry Pop-ups, a shop collective that provides space for entrepreneurs (artisans, craftspeople, etc.) to test run their business ideas in a retail space.
From their website: Dreaming of starting your own business but concerned about the time, money and knowledge necessary to make it a success? The Foundry Pop-Ups offers a safe place to test the market and your business acumen while building the customer base and experience to set you up to thrive! We provide professionally designed retail space in a premium location, full staffing and management, website with online shopping, analytics and feedback to tweak your business, all the tools and systems, and a network of peers working together to make something great!
Staunton Books initially opened in town in 2015 before transitioning into part of The Foundry’s pop-up shop co-op last year. Books are carefully curated and competitively priced at $6 or 3 for $15.
Staunton Books at The Foundry is located at 16 W. Beverly Street, Staunton, Virginia.