Store Hours

Monday through Saturday: 9am to 10pm

Sunday: 10am to 8pm

Incoming merchandise is accepted up until 1 hour prior to closing.


WEAR A MASK: All persons over the age of 10 must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, and those over age 2 are encouraged to wear a mask, in compliance with Executive Order 63, and CDC recommendations.

SOCIAL DISTANCING: Keep 6 feet of distance between you and others at all times. Our aisles are 4 feet wide, if you’re passing in the aisle—you’re too close! 

BE PATIENT: We can get through this together. We appreciate your loyalty to McKay’s, and your kindness toward our hardworking staff. 

INCOMING MERCHANDISE: Incoming merchandise will be processed on the same day as drop-off. There is temporarily a 2 bin limit per party on incoming trades. 

CONTACTLESS: For the safety of our staff and customers, we are requesting contactless payments only, including credit cards and trade credit. 

WASH: We will be regularly sanitizing any high touch and shared surfaces. We encourage the use of our restrooms to wash your hands.

People with COVID-19 usually have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

McKay’s needs you more than ever!

Many of our fellow independent bookshops have closed permanently, or turned to raising funds to survive the economic impact of the pandemic. We hope to raise some funds to get us through this by providing you with these awesome shirts.

We have received some stimulus funds from the Payroll Protection Program, and have, in fact, protected our employee’s pay, which has continued uninterrupted and unreduced, even prior to receipt of the PPP funds. The maximum amount of loan we could receive is based on payroll, and that’s where the money is going. Our staff is definitely our priority through this: we can’t do it without them. We can’t do it without you, our valuable customers either. Thank you for your loyalty throughout this.

Meanwhile, however, we’re still on the hook for rent and utilities. We have dipped into what savings we had to cover expenses prior to, and over-and-above the PPP funds, but to be perfectly honest, we are going to need some help to get completely through this. None of this will go in our pockets. This money is dedicated to rent and utilities, just to keep the lights on until we can welcome you back completely.

If everyone who sees this purchases a shirt, we’ll have more than enough. In fact, should we reach our goal of one month’s rent, at least 50% of the the rest will be donated to the local food bank.
Thanks so much for your support! Be on the lookout for us to pay it forward to all the t-shirt wearing fans, in the post-social distancing world.

Who are we?

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 no appointment necessary. See our Frequently Asked Questions page for details on the trade in & selling process.


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.

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.