To call Bards Alley a bookstore is leaving out some of its best parts. Sure, this indie shop carries a litany of interesting titles, but it’s also a neighborhood gathering place. Bards Alley gives avid readers and writers alike a common ground to share their love of the printed word, discuss new ideas, and learn from each other. You will find the staff exceedingly helpful, with recommendations, personal service, and the kind of charming touches that only an independent seller has.
To make it that much easier for you to spend hours browsing the selection, light food and wine is available from Frontier Kitchen. Local cooks and bakers get to put their handmade food on display, and you benefit from sustenance after an author appearance or book club meeting. Visit the website to learn more about upcoming special events, or to get details on weekly occurrences like Winesday happy hour and more. Bards Alley is on Church Street in Vienna. Bards Alley opens daily at 10 a.m. (noon on Sundays).