Dear McKay Customers,

Effective Saturday 03/21, we will be closing our doors for the short term. We will be back, and we hope to see you again soon.

Right now at McKay’s, we have two top priorities: the safety and well-being of our customers and employees. We will be paying our employees for hours scheduled through the end of the month.

Please take care of yourself and your family during this time. Read a good book or ten. Reconnect with your family over a funny movie or a board game. We will be operational again as soon as we possibly can. We want to share our stories with you again soon.

Until then,
McKay Used Books


McKay Used Books is unlike any other bookstore you’ve been to. We have hundreds of thousands of different items on our shelves on any given day for your browsing pleasure.

Looking for books? We have fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, graphic novels, and comics.  Are you a movie buff looking to fill out your collection, trying to find something to watch tonight, or maybe a cheap date night flick? Check out our DVDs and BluRays in every genre.  Long commute? Try our books on cd! Is music your thing? We’ve literally got thousands of cds in all different categories and now Vinyl and cassettes too!  Did you say that you are a gamer? Well that’s good, because we carry RPG materials, every type of video game and video game accessory, current and retro. In addition to all that, we now carry board games, action figures, beanie babies, and even Nerf guns. There’s something here for everyone!

How do we get all this stuff you ask? From customers like you of course. We buy, sell, and trade merchandise up until 1 hour before closing every day, no appointment necessary. See our Frequently Asked Questions page for details on the trade in & selling process.

You can bring your items in for trade or cash until an hour before we close.


Richard McKay Used Books has donated over $1,800 (and counting) to our local public schools in Prince William , Fairfax , Fauquier , and Loudoun County  for the 2019-2020 school year.

For information on obtaining a donation to your school please see our page Donations from McKays for contact information

We are proud supporters of many local non-profits. We were able to donate hundreds of books to the Fauquier County Books on the Bus program during the summer.

This year we’ve donated over 17,000 books to the Kids In Need Foundation!

In addition to donations, we also host non-profit organizations as well as local authors in our store to help promote our local community.

Holiday Hours

Easter Closed

4th of July 9:00am-7:00pm

Thanksgiving Closed

Christmas Eve 9:00am-6:00pm (10:00am-6:00pm on Sundays)

Christmas Closed

New Years Eve 9:00am-7:00pm

New Years Day 10:00am-8:00pm

You can bring your items in for trade or cash until an hour before we close. Any other holiday we will be open our normal hours.