About Mermaid Books

Delightful surprises await you at Mermaid Books in Williamsburg, Virginia. Located on Prince George Street since 1977, adjacent to the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg and the beautiful Merchants Square, this unique store has something for everyone. We offer a wonderful selection of antiquarian, rare books, used books and new books, as well as vintage postcards.

Visitors to Mermaid Books walk into an active, creative space, that is constantly changing and continually evolving. Many visitors may return home with some treasure — but upon returning, they soon realize it is just a relic, when they find a new and different store of experience.

Among our treasures are: Williamsburg items, Virginia items, military books, fine literature, leather bound volumes, aMB_InsideStorend many history, biography, mystery, art, and general fiction books. There are so many exciting books and items ready to be discovered… Adult coloring books, too!

For children, we offer board books, chapter books, classic and vintage children’s books. For creative play: activity books (paper dolls), pop-up books, stickers and coloring books.

We look forward to seeing you soon! We’re located at 421-A Prince George St. in Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, across the street from the Peanut Shop and Blue Talon Bistro. We are down the street from Aromas and the William & Mary Campus Shop and down the steps from¬†Kilwins Ice Cream.

We’re open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thank you for shopping local with us!