Since it first opened its doors in 1924, New Dominion has come to be a second home for successive generations of readers who continue to be enthralled by the world of the written word. Hailed as Virginia's oldest independent bookstore, New Dominion has survived changing times, the move towards digitized books and the loss of its cherished owner, Carol Troxell, coming through it all stronger and as beloved as ever. As you step through the door you are enveloped by a welcoming warmth and that soothing new book smell. The store offers an extensive collection of new and used books of every genre, including fiction, non-fiction and children's books. Of special note is their landscape design and architecture book collection. A regular participant in the Virginia Festival of the Book, the New Dominion also organizes book signings, author events and readings often.