About Us/Contact Info

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!

Prince Books
109 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Tel: 757-622-9223
Fax: 757-622-9228

M-F 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SAT 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SUN 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


DIRECTIONS: Prince Books is on the corner of Main Street and Martin's Lane. We are next to the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center (Martin's Lane runs between us). We are one block from Waterside.

From I-264 (going west from Virginia Beach or going east from Portsmouth and Route 58): Take the Waterside Drive exit. The third stoplight is Martin's Lane. Turn right on Martin's Lane, which is a mere one block long. We are on the left on the corner with green awnings.

From Hampton Boulevard/ODU area: Follow the signs on Hampton Blvd. south for downtown Norfolk, at which point Hampton Blvd. turns into Brambleton Ave in the area of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Follow Brambleton Ave. to Boush Street. Turn right onto Boush Street. Follow Boush Street to Main Street (Nauticus, the National Maritime Museum will be on your right). Turn left on Main Street. We are on the right with green awnings at the end of the long block.

PARKING: Prince Books is located in the heart of downtown Norfolk; we have free parking when the bank is closed. TowneBank closes at 5 p.m. This means that you may park behind the store in the bank parking lot after 5 p.m. and all day on the weekends and banking holidays. UPDATE: TowneBank is graciously allowing our customers to park in their parking lot while shopping at Prince Books when the bank is open. Just tell the parking attendants, Reggie and Craig, that you are going into Prince Books.

There is plenty of parking in the garages. We will validate your first hour of parking with a $10 purchase.

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