Reston's Used Book Shop

Buying hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every day except Sunday - please arrive with your books by 1:30pm and no more than 3 boxes. Open for Sales 7 days a Week

Reston's Used Book Shop is the place "Where Books and People Meet." Serving book lovers for more than three decades from its location at 1623 Washington Plaza on historic Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia. Owners Bud and Susan Burwell create a literary living room in the shop for readers of all ages.

joie de vivre

Another big Saturday coming up. Founder's Day, April 6. We have a new batch of 'In His Own Words' in stock at our shop on Lake Anne Plaza

Lake Anne Plaza

In 1962, Robert E. Simon spelled out his Seven Goals for the community of Reston. Bob planned Reston as an innovative “New Town” where people could LIVE, WORK and PLAY, and Lake Anne was the first village center to be constructed based on these principles. 57 years later, Lake Anne still stands as a testiment to this vision. As we count down to FOUNDER'S DAY next Saturday April 6th, let's take a look back at the foundation from which we've grown.

#LifeOnLakeAnne #lola #LakeAnnePlaza #plaza #LiveLocal #liveworkplay #reston

Reston Now

Thanks Reston Now for the shout out. Check out these books about Reston in our shop on Lake Anne Plaza

In a hunt for good local reads, Reston Now has recently been reaching out to Reston and Herndon book stores for book suggestions about local history or written by local authors.

Reston’s Used Book Shop weighed in with its top local picks for book lovers — all of which can be found on the shop’s shelves at 1623 Washington Plaza

Charlotte Geary has returned to the shop to hang more portraits of 'The Women of Lake Anne'. Come back to see them all. Lake Anne Plaza #get_repost

My photos from the Women's Day exhibit are now on display at Reston's Used Book Shop! If you weren't able to see the show yesterday, or if you'd like a closer look, please be sure to visit the shop to see them. They'll be on display for the rest of the month.

Because the wall space in the Book Shop is limited, I am only displaying some of the photos. In about a week and a half, I'll rotate in the rest. If your favorite portrait isn't there now, check back later in the month.

As soon as I have the time to format the photos for web, I'll have them all on display on my website, too. I'll post a link in a couple days.

restonnow.com

Poll: Which Reston Village Center is Your Favorite?

https://www.restonnow.com/2019/03/21/poll-which-reston-village-center-is-your-favorite/

restonnow.com Now that spring has finally arrived, warmer weather will invite locals outside to mill around Reston's many shopping areas. While Reston has an abundance of stores at Plaza America, Reston Town Center and the Spectrum, one of Reston's unique design elements lies in its mix of residential and reta

washingtonpost.com

Perspective | A new report shows reading for fun declines between ages 8 and 9. How can we stem the tide?

Feel free to ask us to help your child pick great books to read for fun.

washingtonpost.com Scholastic's 2018 survey shows 57 percent of 8-year-olds say they read books for fun 5 to 7 days each week. But only 35 percent of 9-year-olds report similar reading habits.

Reston's Used Book Shop

We are ending March and the winter with a great weekend - something for everyone. We will host 'An Evening with Mark Twain' on Saturday night. 5th Sunday Bluegrass Jam on Sunday from 1 to 4pm, and then Reston Readers from 5:30 to 6:30.#Repost Reston's Used Book Shop with Get_Repost

If you missed the wonderful event last night, you can come to our shop to see Charlotte Geary's portraits from International Womens Day. They will be on display thru the end of March.

My photos from the Women's Day exhibit are now on display at Reston's Used Book Shop! If you weren't able to see the show yesterday, or if you'd like a closer look, please be sure to visit the shop to see them. They'll be on display for the rest of the month.

Because the wall space in the Book Shop is limited, I am only displaying some of the photos. In about a week and a half, I'll rotate in the rest. If your favorite portrait isn't there now, check back later in the month.

As soon as I have the time to format the photos for web, I'll have them all on display on my website, too. I'll post a link in a couple days.

It was a great honor to share a panel discussion about women business owners of Lake Anne Plaza last night. Thanks to all who came out to celebrate International Women's Day. We will continue by having a 30% off sale on all books by and about women, plus women artists. We also have the poster for sale whose proceeds go Reston Historic Trust. If you missed Charlotte Geary's portraits of the women of Lake Anne, they will be on display at our shop until the end of March.

Thank you to everyone who came out in the ❄️ last night for our International Women’s Day Panel Discussion and our Photography Exhibit by Charlotte Geary Photography We love our community! #LakeAnnePlaza #LifeOnLakeAnne #LiveLocal #Reston #WomensDay

We will have a 30% off sale on all books by women and about women (or girls) -- plus a sale on all female artists, through the month of March. Our Local Artist Wall will feature photos by Charlotte Geary of the Women of Lake Anne Plaza

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Lake Anne Plaza – Living Local

Our shop has been on Lake Anne Plaza for over 40 years. If you dream of your own business, check out the leasing opportunities. Stop by to chat with me about opening your business here.
http://lakeanneplaza.com/?page_id=99

lakeanneplaza.com Home Lake Anne was the first Village Center built as part of Robert E. Simon’s planned community, Reston. Today the Plaza sits in a Historic Overlay District, and is home to a diverse and vibrant community. Residents of the Lake Anne Village area, and Reston as a whole, are committed to local livi...

Jessica Mehta reading at our 3rd Anniversary of Reston Readings - thanks to Nathan Leslie and all the authors from the past 3 years. Lake Anne Plaza

Jessica reading at the third anniversary event last night

Calling all Lee Child fans ...
Just bought today.

And guess who will represent the 'Two Sues', founders of Reston's Used Book Shop, during the panel discussion.

Stop your scroll and save the date! On Friday, March 8, 2019 I will present a portrait series of the women of Lake Anne, as part of a celebration of International Women’s Day.

I’ve been working hard on a photo project to honor the female business leaders within the Lake Anne community (did you know that almost all the businesses at Lake Anne Plaza are owned by women?) I love these photos and can’t wait to unveil them.

Please join us at 7:30pm on March 8th at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia. A panel of female business owners will discuss their experiences and insights, and I will present my first solo photo show ever. I hope you can come!

This gorgeous illustration is by Nathan Hagan. Prints will be available for sale at the event, and all proceeds will support a shelter for women and children.

[02/20/19]   Enjoy your Snow Day
We will be open tomorrow

RUBS Book Club - Monday, 7:30
Come to share, come to just listen.

Look who stopped by last week to visit.

We had a lovely and lively chat. So we invited him to return on March 30th for "An Evening with Mark Twain". Stay tuned for more details.

[01/30/19]   We are now closed but will reopen tomorrow at 10 am

Mr. Toad relaxing after reading his biography
Wind in the Willows

Art in Public Places (AIPP) thru February
Bob Kaminsky

Day on the Lake Anne Plaza
Celebrating all things Winter 30% off

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Best of Virginia 2019 - VirginiaLiving.com

Our shop is #32 - please vote for us and other local businesses.

qoo.ly Take a walk on the wild side and vote now for your favorite restaurants, shops, museums, hotels, schools, and more around the Commonwealth.

onbeing.org

Mary Oliver — Listening to the World

A cold and windy Sunday a great time to listen to Krista Tippet's unedited interview with Mary Oliver.

https://onbeing.org/programs/mary-oliver-listening-to-the-world-jan2019/

onbeing.org The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet was beloved around the world. “When you write a poem, you write it for anybody and everybody,” she said.

California Women on their way to the March stopped in today - what fun we had swapping stories (to be clear, they are in town for the 3rd Annual Women's March)

Celebrating MLK
Lake Anne Plaza

We are back to cozy in the shop. The weather man tells us that it will be a cold and messy few days. Come and stock up on books. Lake Anne Plaza

[01/15/19]   We are open with 1/2 of the shop with heat. Waiting for electrician.🙄

[01/14/19]   We are now closed - no heat in our shop all day 😕

[01/13/19]   We will be open at 12noon today on Lake Anne Plaza. Come out to play, Come in to warm up and watch the kids outside. We will close at 5pm so staff can get home before dark.

Maks Viktor Antiquarian Books

Genial

Look what happened while we were not looking! 2007 Facebook Likes!
Reston's Used Book Shop's photo.

Young reader that feels comfortable to read and hang out in our shop - Love it!

virginialiving.com

Best of Virginia 2019

We've been nominated again! Vote for us plus these other great Lake Anne Plaza businesses.
# Best Gallery - Reston Art Gallery & Studios
#17 Best Fitness Studio- New Trail Cycling Studio
#30 Best Book Store - Reston's Used Book Store
#33 Best consignment - Small Change Consignment
#36 Best Gifts - Chesapeake Chocolates, Wine, Gifts & More
#77 Best Bakery- Nordic Knot
#85 Nest craft brewery Lake Anne Brew House
#97 Best local coffee shop - Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar
#102 Best Restaurant - Kalypso's

virginialiving.com Take a walk on the wild side and vote now for your favorite restaurants, shops, museums, hotels, schools, and more around the Commonwealth.

Folk Club Showcase - Kathleen Huber.

January 8th Showcase: Kathleen Huber
http://www.restonherndonfolkclub.com/showcase.html

[12/31/18]   Happy New Year!
We will close early tonight, but will be open all day tomorrow - New Year's Day.

There's still time to stop by!

Still have some gifts to buy? Skip the crowds and stop by our cozy shop. Open til 7 Saturday and Sunday plus free parking.

The Owl Report

You don't have to wait for the holidays! :)

Looking for a hostess gift or stocking stuffers? Check out our baskets of small books

Have a seat in our cookbooks corner!

A perfect gift for new and old Restonians. A book of Bob's stories as told to Kristina Alcorn.

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1623 Washington Plz North
Reston, VA
20190

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Sunday 12:00 - 19:00
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