Signed First Editions of Senator Marco Rubio's "An American Son" Available

 Few politicians have risen to national prominence as quickly as Marco Rubio. At age forty-one he's the subject of widespread interest and speculation. But he has never before told the full story of his unlikely journey, with all the twists and turns that made him an American son.
Available now for a limited time, signed first editions of Senator Marco Rubio's memoir An American Son! The book is available in both English and Spanish language editions
 We also have some limited remaining quantities of the signed first editions of the Orange Prize-winning The Song of Achilles and Atlantic Fever by Virginian-Pilot reporter Joe Jackson!

Our Annual Thank You SALE!

Welcome to our annual thank you sale!
25% off all books and stock
excluding special orders magazines and nautical charts
40% off select books 
From Thursday January 5-January 8
Thank you for supporting your local bookstore!
We look forward to seeing you! 

Signed Copies of Earl Swift's New Book: The Big Roads

Available now at Prince Books are autographed copies of The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways by local author Earl Swift.


Earl Swift is a Virginia-based journalist and has been a Fulbright fellow, PEN finalist and five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and has earned a reputation for powerful narrative and scrupulous reporting. His previous books include The Tangierman's Lament, Journey on the James, and Where They Lay. Swift writes for the Virginia-Pilot and lives in Norfolk.


A man-made wonder, a connective network, an economic force, a bringer of blight and sprawl and the possibility of escape--the U.S. interstate highway system changed the face of a continent. The Big Roads charts the creation of these landmark American roads. From the millionaire speed demon who organized the first primitive network of cross-country motor roads, to the cadre of largely forgotten engineers who conceived of the interstates and how they'd work--years before Dwight Eisenhower knew the plans existed--to the protests that erupted when the concrete juggernaut reached the cities--and thousands of people unwilling to be uprooted in the name of progress--The Big Roads follows a winding, fascinating route through twentieth-century American life.  


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