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Blue Whale Books

115 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 296-4646


Blue Whale Books is a used and rare bookstore capable of accommodating both the scholarly and the curious. They have a stock of about 25,000 volumes in most subjects; their general slant is towards scholarly books, with particular emphasis on art, especially the book arts, and architecture. They also stock antiquarian maps, and have a large selection of original fine art prints and offer a comfortable atmosphere for perusing their shelves.



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