About Us


Sarah Rae shops at Fountain Bookstore. (Photo by Jay Paul)

Fountain Bookstore's Just Cause Statement

We exist to create experiences of joy, discovery, laughter, and connection in person and online and in any other ways we can think of with as many different people as we can and as deeply as we can. 

We do this by encouraging and rewarding the authentic expression of passion, values, and ideas of our staff members and customers alike.  

By doing this, we believe that we make the world a better, kinder, more inclusive place and hope to inspire others to do the same.


Opened in 1978, the Fountain Bookstore is an independent, general, full-service bookstore serving the Metro Richmond area and the world!  

Fountain hosts more author programming than any other entity in the state of Virginia.  Check it out!  We also ship these autographed copies worldwide.

You will find enthusiastic booksellers happy to talk about their favorite books at Fountain and you will also find a quirky selection of cards, gifts, and more!

Richmond Magazine did a nice feature on the store's history.  You can find that here.

Fountain Bookstore

1312 E. Cary St.

Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 788-1594