Back Again Books & Gifts

Back Again Books & Gifts is the Independent Bookstore for the Farmville, VA area. Let us be your reading haven!

We provide a rich selection of books and gifts for all ages, relevant programs to strengthen our community, and outstanding customer service.

Golden Bookmark Sweepstakes 02/05/2022

You can win free books for life!!! Just visit this site to enter and win The Golden Bookmark Prize -- an annual $600 gift card to! There are prizes for second place, too. Good luck!!

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Winter is Coming 01/08/2022

I'm dying to read No Exit by Taylor Adams, soon to be released as an original movie on Hulu. The main character is Darby, a college student on her way home when a blizzard strands her at a rest stop in Colorado. Inside the rest stop are 4 strangers, one of whom she soon learns has a little girl in a cage in the back of their van. With no cell service or help on the way, what will she do and how will she save the little girl? Which stranger is the kidnapper and how far will they go to stop Darby?
You can buy a copy for yourself and read along with me in just a few clicks. Here's the link to the wintery book list I made. Lots of great reads here, perfect for snuggling up!
Happy reading!

Winter is Coming Brrrrr! It's that time of year when all you want to do is get snuggly next to the fire, grab something hot to drink, and warm up under a blanket to enjoy a good book. These books are all set in cold, snowy locations, so bundle up!


Here's wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and cozy holiday season....full of wonderful books. Thank you all for your support for our first holiday season! It's the coziest time of year....are you ready to hunker down with a good book? If not, we can help!

Art for this post is by Lore Pemberton. Her work embraces family, nature, coziness, rural life, and even a little bit of magic. Our favorite part? She clearly loves books. To see (and buy!!) more of this super charming art, visit her website:

These Books Make Great Holiday Gifts! 12/02/2021

Stumped by your holiday gift list? Do you have someone difficult to shop for? Guess what -- there is a book for everyone and they make great gifts! Check out some holiday picks we have lined up here, or leave us a comment with who you're shopping for, and we will solve your problem!

These Books Make Great Holiday Gifts! There's a book out there for everyone. We hope these give you some ideas!

Back Again Books & Gifts Bookshop 11/11/2021

Big News!!! Just in time for holiday shopping! You can now purchase books from Back Again Books & Gifts! We are listed on and we will receive a commission on every sale made on our shop's page. takes care of order placement and shipping. Just start here:

Back Again Books & Gifts Bookshop Back Again Books & Gifts is the independent bookstore for the Farmville, VA area. Like our page on Facebook for updates about when and where we will be opening. We are still looking for our physical home, so until then, buying books here on is the best way to support us. We are an a...


A person who had never listened to nor read a tale or myth or parable or story, would remain ignorant of his own emotional and spiritual heights and depths, would not know quite fully what it is to be human.

-- Ursula K. Le Guin, author
Photo by Marian Wood Kolisch, Oregon State University

Strong Sense of Place: Must-Read Books & Literary Travel 11/05/2021

Love to travel, whether in person or via books? Then check out our favorite podcast, Strong Sense of Place. Their newsletter is great, too!

Strong Sense of Place: Must-Read Books & Literary Travel Strong Sense of Place. Destinations and books we love.

How a Local Bookstore Can Make your Town Richer — in More than One Way 11/04/2021

How can an independent bookstore benefit your town? Read here to learn how an independent bookstore can make your town richer in more than one way.

How a Local Bookstore Can Make your Town Richer — in More than One Way Commonwealth Magazine ran an article speculating on the economic role that independent bookstores play in our downtowns and small cities.

8 Science-Backed Benefits of Reading a (Real) Book 11/03/2021

Science has found at least eight reasons why reading an actual book is good for you! Read more here.

8 Science-Backed Benefits of Reading a (Real) Book There's nothing like the smell of old books or the crack of a new one's spine. (Plus, you'll never run low on battery.) As it turns out, diving into a page-turner can also offer benefits toward your health and happiness. Although more and more people own e-books, it seems safe to say that real books...


It's the local love and unforgettable experiences for us.

💼Create local jobs
📚Care about books
❤️Donate to charities at more than 2x the rate of nat'l chains
💡Provide a third place
💸Keep more $ in the local economy
❄️Make your community unique


Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had. And when you are reading a book, you and the author are alone together -- just the two of you.

E.B. White

Image by Syaibatul Hamdi from Pixabay


The Road goes ever on, down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow if I can. -- from Roads Go Ever On, a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien

Photos from Back Again Books & Gifts's post 10/20/2021

It's the spookiest time of year! Here are some stories that gave us the creeps! 😳😲🎃


Fall is a great time to get cozy with a book! We are reading:

In the Woods by Tana French (fantastic murder mystery/thriller)

The British Are Coming (first book in a trilogy about the history of the American Revolution) by Rick Atkinson. It is fascinating.

McTeague by Frank Norris (a novel that explores Social Darwinism, set in Gilded Age San Francisco) -- it reminds us of A Confederacy of Dunces.

We also just finished reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy ("Intense!") and the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket ("Loved it!")

What have you been reading lately? Found any good fall reads?

Image by Engin Akyurt. You can follow him on Instagram here:


"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something...You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after." -- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (or There and Back Again)

Photo courtesy of Ricardo Helass. He takes amazing photos. You can follow him on Instagram here:


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