Reston's Used Book Shop

Reston's Used Book Shop

Gift quality used book shop on Lake Anne - founded 1978 Reston's Used Book Shop is the place "Where Books and People Meet." Serving book lovers for more than four 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.

Operating as usual

10/21/2021

Lost this child’s jacket?

Lost this child’s jacket?

Timeline Photos 10/20/2021

Several times I’ve heard our customers say ‘Ahh, I love the smell of books’ as they walk in the door.
I’ve put together something special so you can take that scent home with you -- A gift bag with a wax warmer, tea candle and 5 wax melts that smell like your favorite ‘Used Book Store’. $10 per set.

Several times I’ve heard our customers say ‘Ahh, I love the smell of books’ as they walk in the door.
I’ve put together something special so you can take that scent home with you -- A gift bag with a wax warmer, tea candle and 5 wax melts that smell like your favorite ‘Used Book Store’. $10 per set.

Timeline Photos 10/06/2021

SCI FI fans - some of you noticed our stock in this genre is pretty thin. We invite you back as we've stocked up quite a bit - classics such as Asimov and Bradbury plus newer authors.

SCI FI fans - some of you noticed our stock in this genre is pretty thin. We invite you back as we've stocked up quite a bit - classics such as Asimov and Bradbury plus newer authors.

Photos from Reston's Used Book Shop's post 09/27/2021

Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Reading—especially books that extend beyond our own experiences—expands our worldview. Censorship, on the other hand, divides us and creates barriers.

Photos from Reston's Used Book Shop's post 09/20/2021

When you come to the Multicultural Festival on Saturday Lake Anne Plaza, stop in and check out our MC books for kids and adults.

[09/19/21]   So pleased to announce that Reston Readings is back!!!
One week from tonight Sept 26 at 5:30, and each last Sunday of the month at 5:30.

Open a Book, Open the World: 2021 National Book Festival 09/17/2021

Open a Book, Open the World: 2021 National Book Festival

Library of Congress 2021 National Book Festival Kickoff

https://www.loc.gov/events/2021-national-book-festival/schedule/video-on-demand/item/webcast-9927/

Open a Book, Open the World: 2021 National Book Festival Watch the introduction to the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival and its exciting lineup of authors, poets and writers in a one-hour special from PBS with hosts LeVar Burton and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. This program will offer a timely celebration of the power of books and di...

Timeline Photos 09/15/2021

If you loved your first taste of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, check these titles we just bought.

#usedbookshopnearme #bookstore #reston #lakeanneplaza #independentbookstore

If you loved your first taste of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, check these titles we just bought.

#usedbookshopnearme #bookstore #reston #lakeanneplaza #independentbookstore

09/03/2021

Calling all SCIFI fans - we need more books! For the next couple of months you can sell them to us at 10% original sale price or receive double in store credit to buy more SCIFI.

#sciencefictionfans #usedbookshopnearme #bookstore #reston #lakeanneplaza #independentbookstore #fantasybooks #sciencefictionbooks

Calling all SCIFI fans - we need more books! For the next couple of months you can sell them to us at 10% original sale price or receive double in store credit to buy more SCIFI.

#sciencefictionfans #usedbookshopnearme #bookstore #reston #lakeanneplaza #independentbookstore #fantasybooks #sciencefictionbooks

Mobile Uploads 09/01/2021

Mobile Uploads

Timeline Photos 08/30/2021

Timeline Photos

Join us for our last Storytime for Little Historians of this summer. Tomorrow 11 am at the museum. Free program in partnership with Reston's Used Book Shop. #storytime #restonmuseum #RUBS https://www.restonmuseum.org/upcomingprograms

2021 National Book Festival  | Events at the Library of Congress  | Library of Congress 08/24/2021

2021 National Book Festival  | Events at the Library of Congress  | Library of Congress

This year you can 'attend' the National Book Festival even if you do not live in the DC area.

2021 National Book Festival  | Events at the Library of Congress  | Library of Congress Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us....

Photos from Reston's Used Book Shop's post 08/19/2021

Did you know …
We have 2 baskets full of music books and sheet music plus we just bought a stack of music for cello

Photos from Reston's Used Book Shop's post 08/14/2021

Fun day on the plaza - in the shop or the fountain to cool off

Timeline Photos 08/10/2021

We have a full shelf of fairy tales!

08/04/2021

Our vaccinated staff continues to wear masks and we ask that you do the same in our shop. Thanks for your continued support.

Indoor Masking Now Recommended to Prevent COVID-19 Spread
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Fairfax County Health Department recommends that everyone, including individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask in public indoor settings.

As the number of COVID-19 cases has continued to increase with the spread of the Delta variant, this recommendation is based on the Fairfax Health District moving from moderate level of COVID-19 transmission to substantial transmission.

Full details: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2021/08/03/fairfax-county-now-recommends-indoor-masking-to-prevent-covid-19-spread/

07/27/2021

In the mood for some Rumpole courtroom drama? We have a basket full of John Mortimer waiting for you.

In the mood for some Rumpole courtroom drama? We have a basket full of John Mortimer waiting for you.

Bricks by the Lake Lego volunteering opportunities 07/22/2021

Bricks by the Lake Lego volunteering opportunities

We're just three short weeks out from @lakeanneplaza 's first ever LEGO BRICK FEST! If you'd like to volunteer to assist the @restonmuseum with this event, click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49ada829a2f58-lego
Bricks by the Lake Lego volunteering opportunities

Bricks by the Lake Lego volunteering opportunities Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

07/13/2021

Wish RUBS staff member, Jesse - Happy Birthday!

Wish RUBS staff member, Jesse - Happy Birthday!

07/12/2021

We just purchased a pristine 14 vol set of Shelby Foote's series on the Civil War. $200 or best offer.

#shelbyfoote #usedbookshopnearme #bookstore #reston #lakeanneplaza #independentbookstore #civilwarhistory

We just purchased a pristine 14 vol set of Shelby Foote's series on the Civil War. $200 or best offer.

#shelbyfoote #usedbookshopnearme #bookstore #reston #lakeanneplaza #independentbookstore #civilwarhistory

07/07/2021

Our business neighbor on the plaza celebrating 14 years!!!

Here we are on day 1 of Chesapeake Chocolates on Lake Anne. And this Saturday, we are celebrating 14 years! We've expanded, added gifts, embraced Virginia wines, and are still making delicious chocolates. Join us for a free wine tasting from 1:00 - 3:00 and great music from the Roots Music Festival.

www.cheschoc.com
#14years
Lake Anne Plaza
#RootsMusicFestival

Timeline Photos 07/05/2021

Reminder for tomorrow's Little Historians

Join the Reston Museum for Storytime for Little Historians every Tuesday 11 am throughout the summer! Books about Reston or one of Reston's founding principles will be read. Program is in partnership with Reston's Used Book Shop. Learn more at https://www.restonmuseum.org/upcomingprograms #restonmuseum #storytime #reston Reston's Used Book Shop

Photos from Reston's Used Book Shop's post 07/02/2021

We have another artist, Nina Joffey, on our Art in Public Places wall sponsored by The League of Reston Artists. Her art is for sale and will be displayed for the next 3 months or visit her website ninajoffey.com.
Lake Anne Plaza

#usedbookshopnearme #bookstore #reston #lakeanneplaza #independentbookstore

07/01/2021
06/18/2021
Photos from Reston's Used Book Shop's post 06/17/2021

After watching The Queen's Gambit, many of us went back to playing chess and we ran out of books about chess in the shop. Bud just bought a great collection - check these out plus more.
#chess #usedbookshopnearme #queensgambit #lakeanneplaza

06/17/2021

Picked up some 1st Editions today
#firsteditions #usedbookstorefinds

Picked up some 1st Editions today
#firsteditions #usedbookstorefinds

Photos from Lake Anne Plaza's post 06/17/2021

Getting ready for Reston Pride festival - Hope to see you Saturday.

https://www.restonpride.org/reston-pride-2021/

Reston's Used Book Shop updated their business hours. 06/11/2021

Reston's Used Book Shop updated their business hours.

Reston's Used Book Shop updated their business hours.

06/11/2021

Yeah! School's Out! Ditch that computer screen and hold a real book in your hands. Now you get to read for FUN!
#usedbookshopnearme #lakeanneplaza #vacationmode #summer2021

Yeah! School's Out! Ditch that computer screen and hold a real book in your hands. Now you get to read for FUN!
#usedbookshopnearme #lakeanneplaza #vacationmode #summer2021

06/09/2021

A special time for Kids starts Saturday June 12, rain or shine!

06/08/2021

Some of our featured books during Pride Month
Lake Anne Plaza
#Pride2021 #usedbookshopnearme #Reston

Some of our featured books during Pride Month
Lake Anne Plaza
#Pride2021 #usedbookshopnearme #Reston

06/08/2021

Featured books during Pride Month
Lake Anne Plaza
#Pride2021 #usedbookshopnearme #Reston

Featured books during Pride Month
Lake Anne Plaza
#Pride2021 #usedbookshopnearme #Reston

06/03/2021

Another sign of summer! We switched to summer hours and will stay open until 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Another sign of summer! We switched to summer hours and will stay open until 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

05/29/2021

Do you collect Advance Uncorrected Proof editions? Come check out our stock.

Do you collect Advance Uncorrected Proof editions? Come check out our stock.

Products

gently used books

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1623 Washington Plz North
Reston, VA
20190

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
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