Sunday, April 13, 2008

Book Exchange in Norfolk: A Great Place to Browse

Here are the kids outside Book Exchange. They love to go to this store because of the eclectic selection of children's books, the comfortable chairs to lounge in, and the fact that I always find something interesting to augment whatever we're studying.

Book Exchange is a used bookstore -- so you never know what you're going to find. On our last trip we found a British edition of Peter Rabbit with a sweet inscription and all the original formatting -- now much beloved and in a place of honor on Sadie's bedside table. I've found tons of used Usborne books there, lots of DK books, and just a very interesting mix on their homeschooling shelves.

Book Exchange is located at Wards Corner, in Norfolk, on the Northeast corner of the intersection, next to the Payless Shoes. Their policy, from their web site: "We sell all books for 50% off the retail price. VHS & CD's sell for $5 each or 3 for $12. DVD's sell for $9 each or 3 for $24. We give half this amount in trade credit for the items you bring in that we accept. We're always happy to look at what you want to trade at any time. Our trade policy is customer friendly. There are no hidden fees and you can use your credit toward the purchase of anything in the store at any time."

Above you'll see Book Exchange owner John Knight shaking hands with happy homeschooler Benny. :) Book Exchange is sponsoring the G.U.E.S.S. Homeschool Science Fair this year with prizes for the children. Our eternal gratitude to a very homeschool-friendly business!


  1. No kidding... John and I went to EVMS together (cue Disney music). Amazing co-ink-kee-dink. He's a super cool progressive guy- you all did good getting him as a sponsor. Congrats!

  2. I've been shopping at the Book Exchange for years. They always seem to have a larger selection than the corporate mainsteam stores like Barnes and Noble where you will pay at least twice as much. Also, a great staff and well organized store.

    Ian Hunter