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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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Tuesday Afternoon

Pretty much your typical used book store. What I enjoyed most were the cartoons posted along the... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Tom B
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Good selection

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

Reviewed 20 April 2018
MeraKi25
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“local history” (3 reviews)
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421A Prince George St, Under Kilwin Fudge Shoppe, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Pretty much your typical used book store. What I enjoyed most were the cartoons posted along the shelves.

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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

So happy you enjoyed them! They've been preserved so hopefully they'll be around for a long time!

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 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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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks for stopping by! We are glad you found some treasures :)

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 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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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review! We always love to hear customers opinions.

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Reviewed 16 October 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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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Lindsay T
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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review! Come see us again soon :)

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Reviewed 14 July 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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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

We are so sorry that happened! Because of how small our store is, our staffing is a little out of the ordinary. There are days when there is only person that is running it and there are a number of tasks that need to be...More

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Reviewed 8 July 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

Thank Taylor B
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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review! We are sorry for your odd experience at the shop. There are several copies of books, even paper backs because of their rarity are pretty highly priced. If you should come again and find one you're interested in please feel...More

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Reviewed 7 March 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

Thank Pat B
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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you were pleased with your visit and hope you visit again!

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Reviewed 6 July 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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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review! The owner very much knows all about the store and is happy to help whenever he can. We are so glad you stopped by and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 23 May 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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pdedwards12911, General Manager at Mermaid Books, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review! We are very happy that you had a great time in the store and hope to see you again!

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