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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 have a semi-permanent table at Retro Daddio, our favorite geek haven in Williamsburg, VA.  (The table has been pulled due to RD’s change in hours and their decision to close at the end of 2020. Please do visit Retro Daddio online to buy from them, right now! It’s an awesome shop and deserves tons of support.)

Have you signed up for our newsletter yet? It’s called The Irregular Update and mostly deals with awesome new books we’ve discovered! There’s a form in the sidebar. Go sign up!

Our stock is static at this point. We’d really prefer to sell our inventory instead of returning books, so please take a look! Right now, we have books by Margaret Killjoy, Angela P Wade, Teresa Frohock, Leona R Wisoker, Frances Hardinge, and others available.



We feature authors of note through our Pack Pages. For example, we have a page about Edward R Morris, but don’t currently stock his (many!) stories. Ditto Allen L Wold. 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!

Second note: we’re currently considering what to do with those pages once TSL shuts down. We might create a new site, or keep this one as a non-business information-only site. Suggestions are welcomed!