Buy Early, Buy Local

Our publishers and wholesaler and trade association are warning booksellers that there could be some big hiccups in the holiday supply chain this year. This is due to:

--several printer bankruptcies this spring

--an ongoing paper shortage

--a large number of titles were pushed from Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter.

All of this will put much pressure on printing facilities.  Social distancing requirements in production/fulfillment facilities mean fewer workers and longer processing times. In addition, a significant increase in online ordering will put extra pressure on UPS, Fedex, and the USPS.

In other words, this holiday season will be typical of 2020!

Curbside Delivery

Curbside delivery for prepaid purchases always available! Just give us a call when you are out front at the corner and we will run out your purchase. 

New Hardcovers

Just Like You: A Novel Cover Image
Jack: A Novel Cover Image
Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius Cover Image
His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life Cover Image
Whale Day: And Other Poems Cover Image
The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
The Return Cover Image
Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age Cover Image

New Paperbacks

The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
The Seine: The River that Made Paris Cover Image
Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA Cover Image
On Fascism: 12 Lessons from American History Cover Image
Sleep Donation (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own Cover Image
Long Way Home: A Memoir of Fame, Family, and Redemption Cover Image
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image

Pre-order Today!

Pre-Order Now Badge
A Promised Land Cover Image
Pre-Order Now Badge
Humans Cover Image
Pre-Order Now Badge
The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design Cover Image
Pre-Order Now Badge
Is This Anything? Cover Image
Pre-Order Now Badge
Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
Pre-Order Now Badge
Greenlights Cover Image
Pre-Order Now Badge
The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
Pre-Order Now Badge
The Best of Me Cover Image

About Us

Prince Books, open since 1982 in downtown Norfolk, is located on the corner of Main Street and Martin's Lane in the Towne Bank Building one block from Town Point Park and the Elizabeth River, conveniently situated between Waterside and Nauticus.

We offer an intelligent selection of fiction in hardcover and paperback, sections on poetry, history, biography, boating, travel, and a complete children's section. You may also enjoy perusing our books on home design, cookbooks and spirituality. Current events is one of our strengths!

Subscribe to Prince Books RSS