About Us....

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 Filled to the brim with 50,000 hard & soft cover, classic & new, vintage & antiquarian books; we’re a general used bookstore located behind the Dairy Queen on Valley Ave. We carry fiction & non-fiction, religious & children’s books, and both reading copies & collectible books. Since opening on 9/1/08, over 150,000 different titles have been cleaned, inventoried, priced, and shelved. Additional books continue to arrive daily. Help us find them a new home!

An easy way to share our bookselling philosophy with you is to point you to some of our internet links:

Books Aging Gracefully

The Winchester Star Dec. 12, 2015

The Bookshop: An Oral History Guide

Shenandoah Living 2015

The Winchester Star April 9, 2012

The Winchester Star Jan. 21, 2011

Fine Books & Collections Sept 14, 2010

The Winchester Star Sept. 13, 2010

The Winchester Star April 24, 2009

The Winchester Star Nov. 28, 2008

Book Shop Blog 2008

The Blue Press (Millbrook High School)


Gift Cards! 
Yes - We offer gift cards. Any amount. They never expire. Out of state? Call us: we can mail them.

Our Books

Each of our books are sitting here patiently on their shelves - eagerly awaiting your arrival. Come in & browse. All our books are friendly and none bite. We’re confident that you’ll find a some you’d like to bring home.

Our stock changes on a regular basis. At present, we carry fiction and non-fiction books shelved according to the following categories:

- Display Case: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Local

- Art: Monographs, History/Collections, Technique, Architecture, Photography

- Fiction/Literature (includes) Literary Biography

- Large Print, Poetry, Books On Books, Anthologies

- Local Interest, Genealogy

Entertainment, General Music, Classical Music, Jazz, Folk & Country, Rock & Pop, Post Rock Genres, World Music, Tunes & Technique, Dance, Theater, Drama, Film

Audio Books For Sale (Unabridged)

Mystery • Thriller, True Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy, SciFi Series, Westerns, Horror, Manga, Graphic Novel

Maps and Atlases, World History, Ancient History, Medieval, International History, U. S.: General History, By Region/State, Colonial History, Civil War, World War 1, World War 2, Holocaust, Korean War, Vietnam War, Modern History, Espionage, Military History, African American Studies, Native American Studies

- Humor, Comics & Cartoons

Famous Cooks, About Food, Pop Culture Cooking, Vintage Cookbooks, Quick & Easy, Grill & BBQ, Slow Cooker, Baking & Desserts, Beverages, Kids Cooking, Healthy Cooking, Vegetarian, General Cooking, Regional Cooking, International Cooking, Seasonal Cooking

- Diet, Exercise, Sports, Trail Guides, Outdoors, Fishing, Hunting

- Travel, Adventure • Exploration, Nautical, Trains/Planes/Automobiles

Health, Natural Healing, Medicine, General Science, Universe, Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Life Sciences, Nature, Math

- Sociology, Law, Psychology, Recovery, On Death & Dying, Self Help, Self Help: Sexuality, Memoir, Non-Fiction Essays, Philosophy

- Christian Fiction, Bible, Gnostic Scriptures, Bible Study, About The Bible, Hymnals, Bible History, Christian Leadership, Christian Dating & Marriage, Christian for Him, Christian for Her, Christian Youth, Prayers & Devotional, God Through Difficult Times, General Christian, Amish, Catholic, Christian Science, Greek Orthodox, Mormon, Quakers, Seventh-day Adventist, The Shakers

Mythology, World Religions, Judaica, Islam, Eastern Religions, Indian Religions

- Astrology, Crystals, Ghosts, UFO, Palmistry, Tarot, Wicca, Metaphysics

- Home, Rural Living, Antiques • Collectibles, Gardening, Animals, Field Guides

- Woodworking, Crafts & Sewing, Games & Puzzles

- Get Hired!, General Business, Finance / Accting / Econ, People & Companies, Small Business, Leadership & Management, Motivation & Sales, Investing, Personal Finance

Ettiquette, Weddings, Fashion

Parenting, Education: For Teachers, Classroom, For Students, For Parents, Homeschooling

Words on Words, Writing and Publishing, Writing Mechanics, Screenwriting, Quotations, Trivia & Reference, Dictionaries, Children’s Books: Picture Books, Young & Beg. Readers, Children's Classics, Bed Time Stories, Beginner Books, Series Books, Independent Readers, IR Graphic Novels, Young Adult Fiction, Children: Non-Fiction, Children: Biography, Children: History, Children: Math & Science, Children: Nature & Animals, Children: Sports & Outdoors, Children: Fun & Games, Children: Art, Children: Reference, Children: Poetry, Scouting, Vintage Children's Books

© Blue Plate Books 2012