The Shop

Welcome to Black Swan Books, online...
"where old books meet new friends."

We are a bricks-and-mortar bookshop located at a busy corner on Main Street in Richmond, Virginia. In 1997 Nicholas Cooke established Black Swan Books. We love having people come into our bookstore and for those who can't make it, we encourage you to browse our store online.

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One of the pleasures of the book business, aside from the books themselves, comes from meeting people in our shop, talking with fellow book lovers, introducing them to our new acquisitions, answering questions they might have about books, and learning from them as well. We thought that selling online would be anonymous by comparison. How wrong we were! We have made friends with booklovers all over the world, and have developed relationships with customers who return to us again and again.

So we welcome you to Black Swan Books. If you walked in the door in Richmond, we would greet you with a friendly smile and encourage you to wander at will and ask if you have questions. It's the same online. We hope that you will explore our site just as if you were browsing in our store. Send us an email or pick up the phone if you have questions. We'll do our best to respond promptly.

Thanks for visiting Black Swan Books.

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