Baine's Books and Coffee
Mon - Wed 7am - 8pm • Thurs - Fri 7am - 9:30pm •
Sat 8:30am - 9:30pm • Sun 9am - 5pm     (434) 352-3711



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Winner of the Community Achievement in the Arts Award for a Business

Welcome to Baine's Books and Coffee.  We are an independent, locally-owned, community bookstore and coffee shop located in the historic district of Appomattox, Virginia.  We have a unique collection of books, music, film, pottery, musical instruments, food, and drink that  fit our community and region.  Our business strategy has been to build the store we would like to hang out in.  Now in our seventh year it seems there must have been  more of us out there than we thought.  Come listen to live music, drop by for lunch, or get us to search for a rare book for you.  If you live far away, you should know that Appomattox is a great little town to spend the weekend.  Until then you can shop online.


We use beans roasted in Lexington, Virginia by a meticulous, award winning roaster (Lexington Coffee Roasting Company).  We receive beans weekly and never use or sell beans roasted more than two weeks prior.  We offer a full range of espresso drinks, made by our well-trained and careful baristas.  We use quality, real ingredients like homemade whipped cream and Ghirardelli chocolate.

Musical Instruments

Baine's carries a wide variety of acoustic musical instruments.  We have always been a great source for guitar strings and accessories.  We now stock Takamine Jasmine Guitars, Lanikai Ukuleles, Hohner accordians, concertinas, melodicas, and harmonicas, hand percussion by Latin Percussion, Rhythm Tech, and Toca,  violins, mandolins, banjos, dulcimers, recorders, bodhrans, tin whistles, bagpipes and more.  You will find our prices very competitive, even with the big on-line warehouses.

Vinyl Records

We now carry a carefully curated collection of vinyl LPs, 45s, and 78s.  We accept all kinds of records but specialize in Classic Rock and Classical.

Live Music

From the start we wanted to be the headquarters for the local acoustic music scene.  In seven years we have hosted over 1,156 nights of live music. Every Thursday is open mic night.  Every first Sunday of the month we host a jazz lunch.   We have live acoustic music every Friday and Saturday night.  Styles include bluegrass, folk, Americana, old-time, Celtic, blues, country, gospel, and jazz.  Our venue has a comfortable listening room atmosphere that is smoke and alcohol free.  Check out our calendar to the left.


We carry all types of used and new books.  Our used books are reasonably priced and well organized.  You can bring in your old books and exchange them for trade credit to spend on other used books.  We stock new books in subject areas that fit the community and our personal interests.  We specialize in The Civil War, The American South, Classics, Shakespeare, Poetry, Art, Film, Outdoor Skills, Children's Classics, Music, Historic Preservation, Architecture, Maritime, Mythology/Folklore, Celtic, Native American, C.S. Lewis, and Local Author/Interest.  We also keep a revolving stock of hand-picked budget books at steeply discounted prices.  We special order books, in or out of print, every day.  


Whether you are looking for a meal, or just something sweet to go with your coffee, we have great stuff to eat.  Pick up a cookie, scone, muffin, or piece of homemade cake to tide you over.  We bake daily right here in our shop.  For lunch and dinner we have panini sandwiches, wraps, salad, lasagna, and our famous homemade quiche and soup.  Much of our menu including quiches, cakes, and pies are available whole for catered events.


We sell pottery made right here in the county, most of it by our staff.  Cups, pitchers, bowls, and every other possible clay piece are available.  You might be lucky enough to meet the artist who made it.  The styles vary with the potter.


Baine's stocks a small but unique collection of DVDs.  You will find things you won't see anywhere else.  We specialize in Civil War, Bluegrass, Shakespeare, Hollywood Musicals, the American South, the British Isles, and quality children's films.