Directions

FROM THE NORTH: [Washington]

  • 1-95 South
  • Take Boulevard exit [Exit 78]
  • Merge onto VA 161/S Boulevard (bear right at end of ramp)
  • Stay on Boulevard, crossing Broad Street, then Monument Avenue (go around Stonewall Jackson)
  • Make a left turn from Boulevard onto Grove Avenue (Virginia Museum will be on your right)
  • Go 2 blocks east on Grove Ave. At the stoplight at Grove and Robinson, turn Right.
  • Go 2 blocks to the stoplight at Main St. and Robinson St.
  • Black Swan Books is on the corner straight ahead.

FROM THE SOUTH: [Petersburg]

  • I-95 North
  • Merge onto I-195 N/VA-195/ Downtown Expressway via Exit 74A toward VA-195 Toll/Downtown Expressway [there will be a $.70 toll]. You will be on a really scary ramp getting onto the Expressway.
  • Go through toll plaza, but head into the right hand lane. Stay on Downtown Expressway until the VA-161/Boulevard exit on the right. There is a stoplight at the end of the ramp.
  • At the stoplight, turn right onto S. Robinson Street.
  • Cross Cary Street (there's a stoplight) and go 1/2 a block. The parking lot for Black Swan Books is on your left just before the stoplight.

FROM THE EAST: [Williamsburg]

  • I-64 West
  • Merge onto I-95 S/Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike via Exit 190 on the Left towards Petersburg.
  • Merge onto I-195 N/VA-195/ Downtown Expressway via Exit 74A toward VA-195 Toll/Downtown Expressway [there will be a $.70 toll]. You will be on a really scary ramp getting onto the Expressway.
  • Go through toll plaza, but head into the right hand lane. Stay on Downtown Expressway until the VA-161/Boulevard exit on the right. There is a stoplight at the end of the ramp.
  • At the stoplight, turn right onto S. Robinson Street.
  • Cross Cary Street (there's a stoplight) and go 1/2 a block. The parking lot for Black Swan Books is on your left just before the stoplight.

FROM THE WEST: [Charlottesville]

  • I-64 East
  • Pass both the Parham Rd. and then the Glenside Dr. exits. The next exit is I-195.
  • Merge onto I-195 South via Exit 186 toward Powhite Parkway.
  • Take the Cary St. exit (stay to the left following the sign for Cary St.)
  • Take a left at the light, heading east on Cary St. for approximately 1 mile.
  • Take a left at the light from Cary St. to Robinson St.
  • Go 1/2 a block. The parking lot for Black Swan Books is on your left just before the stoplight.

Parking in the rear / handicap accessible