15181 Patrick Henry Highway , Amelia Court House, VA, US, 23002
- Phone: (804) 561-4220
- Fax: (804) 561-4299
Fountain Bookstore contains many books about Richmond and the surrounding areas that are hard to find elsewhere. Topics include Thomas Jefferson and other famous Virginians, slavery, life in the old South, plantation homes, and other attractions. Diaries and novels written by Virginians and other southerners before and after the Civil War are plentiful here as well. Greeting cards, art books, photography books and a good selection of contemporary authors are also available. There is a small secondhand section in the store as well.
For more than 200 years, this market has been Richmond's favorite spot to shop for fresh fruit and vegetables. Local farmers peddle red, ripe Hanover tomatoes, sweet Silver Queen corn, huge, crisp cucumbers and other items essential to southern dishes like okra, butterbeans and snap beans (so-called because of the brisk "snap" sound they make when broken in half for boiling). You can also find creamy, thick homemade cheese, fresh flowers for that special someone and antiques and collectables in this fun, bustling environment.
This two-story warehouse is crammed full of the better parts of razed buildings, many a hundred years old. The best items here are in the large collection of dazzling and intricate stained glass windows. Some of the windows are full-sized; some are cut to fit above doorways. The vast selection at Caravati's also includes antique plain glass windows and elegantly carved banisters and mantles.
Rare vintage clothing items like boot-cut tuxedo pants, ruffly 70s shirts and neon tuxedo jackets are easy to find at Halcyon. From shabby chic to antique chic, the selection here is fantastic. Victorian, Art Deco and more contemporary periods are all well represented. Although several vendors in Richmond specialize in vintage clothing, Halcyon tends to have items of a higher quality at a lower price. This shop also has a better selection of men's clothing than other stores.
Tucked away in a corner of Richmond's historic Fan district, Black Swan carries hundreds of used and rare books. The shelves are full, but not cluttered, and are easy to browse. The knowledgeable staff will help you quickly locate a particular author or title in the store or through an Internet search. Special orders are welcome. Antique couches and chairs provide comfortable places to sit and read discoveries before purchasing them. Cats curl up here, too, when they tire of prowling through the store.
It is hard to walk by this shop without stopping in for a look. The window is full of fascinating items from almost every period of Richmond's history. Inside, a charming collection of antique clothing, shoes and accessories await discovery. Cases look more like your grandmother's jewelry box, filled with antique jewelry, gloves and fans. The shelves are almost a time-line, showing hats and shoes from the closets of decades of fashionable southern men and women. Tuxedos and beaded dresses from the 1920s, capes from the 1890s, kid gloves and feathered hats are just a few examples of items you will find here.
From the 1890s to the 1970s, Luxor Vintage displays the luxury of several decades. Packed with clothing, hats, shoes and accessories, there are many unbelievable bargains. For example, a 1930s brocade box purse, over $100 in most stores, was only $30 here! You could spend hours poring through the racks and piles of offerings. This is the largest collection of vintage wear in town.
Richmond's alternative music store specializes in titles, imports and small labels that may elude you elsewhere. Find whatyou are looking for on CD, DVD or LP. Used records and cassettes, a vast collection of T-shirts, music videos and posters help fill the walls, ceilings and aisles. Live performances by local bands are held in the store on occasion and usually their recordings are available for sale.
Few places in Richmond are as full of fascination and fun as A World of Mirth. How about sticking a hobbling nun on your dashboard? Or, grab a bag full of rubber chickens and bugs to hide away where others will discover them. Add a "Superman" or "Yellow Submarine" cookie jar or "Betty Boop" salt and pepper shakers to your kitchen. Buy a wind-up robot or chicken. In addition to novelties, this store has toys too.
Other stores in the district offer stylish clothing, but Lex's is just as up to the minute minus the markup. The racks are crammed with clothes you will not find anywhere else in town. The sales associates are creative and helpful. The sizes here run a little small. Those of you who usually wear a six may very well take a larger one at Lex's.