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The Scribbling Lion Shop is OPEN once more, but not for much longer. Please click HERE to read our most recent announcement, that we’re regrettably closing at the end of 2020.

Click HERE to visit the Shop!


The Scribbling Lion is a small bookstore that aims to help small press and indie authors break out of the shadows to reach a wider audience.  Our major inventory is based around SFF, with a minor in miscellany.  We buy most books outright, but we do consider consignment, on a case by case basis, at the various conventions we attend throughout the year.  We have a semi-permanent table at Retro Daddio, our favorite geek haven in Williamsburg, VA.

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Our stock changes frequently. Right now, we have Margaret Killjoy, Angela P Wade, Teresa Frohock, Leona R Wisoker, Frances Hardinge,  Catherynne Valente, and others on the table.



We feature authors of note through our Pack Pages, which do not always correlate with inventory in hand. For example, we have a page about Edward R Morris, but don’t currently stock his (many!) stories. Ditto Allen L Wold. In some cases, this is because we used to sell said author’s works; in others, it’s because we plan to sell said author’s works at some future point. Either way, they deserve a place where a CV of their writing is collected and linked properly!

Note: some of the folks listed on our Pack Page are linked to their own web sites, not to a page on our site. Gail Z Martin, for instance, doesn’t really need our help gathering her CV in one place!