Prospero's Books | Historic Old Town Manassas Bookstore
If you love reading, plus the look and smell of old books, then Prospero's bookstore in Old Town Manassas Virginia is the place to go. I love visiting this quaint, small town bookstore and seeing the variety of old books they have there. This collection of images were ones I took on a recent visit to the store.
With 85,000 volumes, Prospero's was founded in 1993 and inhabits a beautiful 100 year old building. Their inventory includes fiction and non-fiction, but specializes in military history, American, general and hardback fiction. Their Civil War collection is considered to be one of the best in the area.
"Every bookstore needs a cat," said Bob Chase, the Sales Manager. This cat didn't like it's picture being taken, and refused to give me a good look in my direction. It didn't mind being pet, but the minute the camera came around it would wander off.
hat I loved most apart from looking through the old books was seeing them on the shelf, their beautiful spines tingling and glistening in the light from the window.
f you're ever in the Old Town Manassas area, this bookstore is definitely worth a stop.