Green Valley Book Fair
2192 Green Valley Ln.
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841

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Frequently Asked Questions
about the Green Valley Book Fair

What exactly is the Book Fair?
The Green Valley Book Fair is basically a huge book warehouse outlet store with one catch--we're only open at certain times of the year for about two weeks at a time. See our current schedule for a complete listing of upcoming Book Fair dates and hours of operation.

We're a family-owned business located on a farm just south of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We're only two miles off Interstate 81 in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley. It's easy to get here from just about anywhere.

Is the Book Fair open to the general public?
Yes, but only during our scheduled Book Fair dates.
Is there an admission charge?
No. Admission is free and parking is free. Plus, our buildings are heated and air-conditioned, so regardless what the weather's like outside, it's always comfortable inside the Book Fair.

Can I search your books from this website?
We do not have a computerized inventory of our titles and thus cannot offer a searchable database.
Can I purchase books through this website? Do you have a mail-order catalog?
We do not sell books online, nor do we have a mail-order catalog.

However, we often have customers who visit us and later wish that they'd bought more copies of a title or two. If this happens to you, please give us a call & we'll be happy to ship more copies to you (assuming they're in stock).

Do you accept checks or credit cards?
Yes. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. In addition, we accept personal checks with proper identification.
Do you accept purchases from schools & libraries?
Yes, we're happy to sell to schools & libraries. Please call or email us for more details.

What kinds of books do you have? Subjects? Price range?
We have three floors of showroom space, totaling over 25,000 square feet. The stock changes at every Book Fair, with new titles being added and others selling out, but we always have a good selection of children's books (usually over 1,000 different titles), cookbooks, history, literature, general fiction, mysteries, reference, computer books, health and self-help, audio books, science, nature, fine arts, crafts, gardening, business and more. Check out our Book Fair preview page for more details on what new to expect at the next Book Fair.

We carry 500,000 books in hardcover and trade-size paperback. Books are discounted 60%-90% off retail, with the majority being discounted in the 66%-75% off retail range.

Where do the books come from?
We specialize in publisher's returns -- books that have been returned to the publisher by other book stores. We also carry a select number of remainders and overstock books, but because of our emphasis on returns our stock tends to be more current and much more eclectic than what you'd find on the remainder shelves in a typical book store.

I live several hours from the Book Fair. Is it worth the drive?
For most people the answer is Yes. If you're the type of person who loves bookstores and looks for the nearest bookstore when visiting a city, then you'll probably love the Book Fair. Likewise, if you love a bargain and the thrill of looking for a great deal, then the Book Fair is for you. However, if you're looking only for one specific title, or if you're only interested in one specific topic or type of book, then you might want to call or e-mail before making the drive.

The overwhelming majority of people who visit the Book Fair love it and end up returning several times a year, year after year. People come from as far as Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and New York specifically for the Book Fair.

2014 Green Valley Book Fair, Inc.
2192 Green Valley Ln.
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841