Unfortunately, Kingstowne's beloved store Book Rack will close its doors for good this Saturday, and local residents who enjoy traditional books will be without a locally owned bookstore to purchase books by their favorite authors.
Book Rack was a sanctuary for book lovers and will be very hard to replace. However, for those of you who still purchase and read traditional books, there are some well-known chains nearby that you can visit to assuage your book-loving needs.
To fulfill your reading desires, stop by Barnes & Noble in Springfield located at 6646 Loisdale Road or in Alexandria at 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Although B&N lacks the homey feel of Book Rack, it makes up for it in its wide selection of books, helpful and skilled personnel, fun children's section and welcoming atmosphere.
If you're just looking to pick up a new title and head home to enjoy it in your own personal space, try Books-A-Million in Alexandria located at 6230 North Kings Hwy. The store is a little on the small side, in the plaza with CVS pharmacy and Boost Mobile. But in exchange for comfy space, it provides a good selection of New York Times bestsellers and different genres.
Tell us: Without Book Rack in Kingstowne, where will you purchase titles by your favorite authors?