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Mermaid Books

421A Prince George St, Under Kilwin Fudge Shoppe, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
+1 757-229-3603
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Good selection

This bookstore is located underneath and ice cream place and the quirks store on Prince George... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MeraKi25
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Hidden Gem of a Bookstore

Great selection of used books, especially local history titles. Knowledgeable staff that tries to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
regiontravelreturns
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Roanoke, Virginia
via mobile
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average0%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (3 reviews)
“for sale” (2 reviews)
“bookstore” (4 reviews)
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421A Prince George St, Under Kilwin Fudge Shoppe, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
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+1 757-229-3603
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This bookstore is located underneath and ice cream place and the quirks store on Prince George street. There is a good selection and things are organized by category, or in some cases, alphabetically. I found a few good ones to take home with me. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of used books, especially local history titles. Knowledgeable staff that tries to match material to your interests. Some volumes reasonably priced -- others over market. Also sells ephemera like antique postcards info small quantities. "Underground" location (downstairs) near Kilwin's on Merchants' Square.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Charming small used book shop in Merchants Square near parking garage (and down stairs). Variety of topics (local history, American history, British history, children's literature, etc.). Knowledgeable staff.

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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Tons of Books! Some pictures and trinkets and etc. also for sale but mostly books. In a great location

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

After making a trip JUST to go to Mermaid Books and arriving around 2:00, a sign on the door said "Back in 5 minutes." Came back in 5 minutes...then 10...then 15...gave up after 20. Was looking forward to giving a favorable review but too disappointed...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

I feel guilty giving this store a sour review, but I have to be honest. I stopped by there twice on my trip because I love used bookstores, especially hidden ones, and this one is a gem in that regard. On my first visit, I...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2017

This is a regular stop for me whenever I am in Williamsburg. Staff are very knowledgeable and, if you are a book lover, there is no way you can come out of there without finding something you are excited to purchase. They also have a...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic little book store full of wonderful treasures. Used books, new books, rare books, vintage postcards and photos, first editions, children's books, etc. It's located below ground, under Kilwins... so there is a flight of stairs, but it's worth it! The owner...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2016

What a little gem of a bookstore, antiques, old photos, collectibles, and old memories shop. It is fun, and you never know what you will find. The owner is usually there, and so knowledgeable about the local area, local history, and what delights he has...More

Thank E S
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