Selling carefully selected used books since 1995.



 York Place 
 on the downtown walking mall Charlottesville, VA

Welcome to Oakley's gently used books


  Please come in and leisurely browse through our clean, well-lighted selection of carefully chosen used books. Or, if you are in a hurry, just stop at the desk and tell us what you want. We know our books and can quickly tell you if we have the book that you are looking for. If it is easier, just call or email and we will let you know if we have your book in stock.

17,000 hand-selected used books

Our knowledgeable staff can help guide your selection based on your interests or needs. 

At Oakley's Gently Used books, you'll find:

  • well organized shelves for easy browsing,
  • knowledgeable staff to serve you, and
  • questions and inquiries are welcome.

  Some of you may already know but here is the official announcement. Oakley’s Gently Used Books will close on September 18, 2016. Chris is retiring after almost 21 years with an open shop (50-60 hours/week). Chris still loves the bookselling but not the hours (and the ever increasing bookkeeping/tax forms) so Oakley’s will continue to sell books at conventions with a few on-line. 
                                                                                                                                                                               There is a very small possibility that someone will buy the store - we do have it listed for sale - but that is not expected.
                                                                                                                                                                           During the second week of August we will start to sell down our stock. Check here on Facebook for the details or call after Aug. 8th. Remaining books will be donated to the local library programs. After the books are gone we will be selling most of our fixtures including bookcases. Much of the remaining sci fi/fantasy will go home with us.
We will keep our Facebook page, Oakley's Gently Used Books, so please check back for announcements and convention news.
Thank you all. Chris & Jim.


Located at 112 West Main Street, #9     

 in York Place          

 on Charlottesville's downtown walking mall.

New Hours
Monday 10 AM until 6 PM
Tuesday    Closed
Wednesday 10 AM until 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM until 6 PM
Friday 10 AM until 6 PM
Saturday10 AM until 6 PM
 Sunday   Closed

We add extra hours by chance or appointment.

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We specialize in Science Fiction & Fantasy
Look for our books in the dealer's room 
at Marscon 2017 in January
at Mysticon 2016 in February
at Ravencon 2016 in April 
        and at Libertycon 2017 in June

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