Daedalus Bookshop

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Daedalus Bookshop
Type Bookstore
Genre used
Founder Sandy McAdams
Headquarters Charlottesville
No. of locations 123 Fourth Street NE

Daedalus Bookshop is the oldest and largest used bookstore in Charlottesville. Daedalus was opened and is still owned by Sandy McAdams. It contains three floors packed with used books and over 120,000 titles.[1]

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"Visiting the Poetry Room at Daedalus Bookshop" was rated by C-VILLE Weekly as number 8 on a list of "25 essential Charlottesville experiences for real locals" in 2009.[2] The Washington Post also called the shop "the best used-book store south of the Strand in Greenwich Village" and "a three-story temple of secondhand lit, a bibliophile's church"[3]


Daedalus Bookshop is located at 123 Fourth Street NE, off the Downtown Mall.

Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′51″N 78°28′44″W / 38.030794°N 78.478938°W / 38.030794; -78.478938


  1. Web. Books, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, retrieved January 27, 2012.
  2. Web. Are you from around here?: 25 essential Charlottesville experiences for real locals, Wistar Watts Murray, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, retrieved January 27, 2012. Print. June 23, 2009 , 21.25, .
  3. Web. Charlottesville Education, Michael Powell, The Washington Post, September 1, 1999, retrieved January 27, 2012.