voted best independent bookstore in west virginia in 2021
This haven for lovers of books, coffee, and art alike opened in 1995 and has become a touchstone that locals adore and visitors to Charleston should not miss. In addition to the huge selection of books, there’s plenty to do when stopping by. Grab a coffee or glass of wine in the cafe, couple it with a home-baked muffin or slice of cake, and peruse the local art adorning the walls.
The Hatter’s Bookshop
929 Mercer Street, Princeton, 304.487.0787, thehattersbookshop.com
A New Chapter Bookstore
922 Washington Street, Lewisburg, 681.318.3501, newchapterbookswv.com
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