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Random Row Books is a bookstore of used, rare, and uncommon books at 315 W. Main St. in Charlottesville, VA.  Other artists/generalists also share space within the store.  The main room in which the bookstore resides is a capacious industrial space which is also used as a general community/event space.  It is set up with seating to host concerts, film screenings, lectures, theater, poetry and can be rented out for parties, weddings, and such.  Contact: or 434.295.2493.
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  1. March 22, 2010 8:28 pm

    hey i was wondering who i had to talk to about booking a show here? the link is for my band. we are a political-hardcore punk band from florida.

  2. June King permalink
    August 10, 2010 11:47 pm

    Thanks so much for being here, Random Row! You are enhancing the community! Many Cvillians are reeeeeal tired of gentrification and gloss…. You are the real thing!

    Attn: anyone who has not visited, listen up…. this is a town with a few great used bookstores… why frequent Random Row? My take on this…. Ryan, the owner, is very selective. What he has is all good stuff, some rare finds! If you have spent countless hours looking through other used bookstores in town ( all of which have their good points!), you will like how carefully books are selected in the first place at Random Row. Now, instead of making a good find, my challenge at RR is not buying more books than I can lift all at once. Too easy to find great stuff. And Ryan doesn’t hide the poetry in some back corner ( thanks, Ryan). Check it out!! Bonus: they do readings and other events as well… I don’t think our other used bookstores do that… Great additon to the Cville literary crowd!!

  3. Sarah permalink
    December 8, 2010 6:53 pm

    Hey – how do I find out about what is going on at Random Row before it happens? your website doesn’t have an events page. Just curious.

    • February 11, 2011 8:06 am

      I try to post things at least a few days in advance. I’ll try harder. I also have an email list.

  4. Arcadia permalink
    January 6, 2011 11:07 am

    I second Sarah’s question. How does one find out about upcoming events? Thanks!

  5. nina permalink
    January 20, 2011 11:05 am

    Hi, can you add me to your mailing list, please? Your space is wonderful!

  6. Pete permalink
    October 12, 2011 5:06 am

    I hear you have an open mike night? When is that I’d love to come check it out. Thanks!

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