Downtown Mall Charlottesville

When you seek out a unique and unusual shopping experiences, Charlottesville is the place to be. Whether it is a birthday, birth of a baby, anniversary, or another special event, these 3 unique shops are ready to offer you some spectacular gifts.


Book lovers will rejoice in three floors and 100,000 books! The bookshop is so large that they even provide you with a map. This unique booklover paradise does not even have a computer, so you will need to do it via telephone if you need to reach them.

The shop is open five days a week, so call ahead for operational hours, so you are not disappointed.


Should you or a member of your traveling party be a hard-core musician, then you, are at the perfect spot. With only 60 guitars produced each year, there is serious attention to detail in each one.

Since 2002, Rockbridge Guitar Company has been operated by a four-man crew that is serious about the things they create. Named for Rockbridge County, the shop is proud to call downtown Charlottesville home.

When you are seeking a guitar with versatility, consider the SJ. If a remnant of a 1930’s model Gibson thrills you, then the Smeck is your best bet. While originally designed originally for slide playing, fingerstyle and flatpickers will love it as well.


What a great gift a cigar, pipe tobacco, or one of more than 125 tins would make.

Fine Cigars from hard to find and major brands are offered at Cville Smoke Shop. Located here is central Virginia’s largest walk-in humidor. Purchase your cigar here and enjoy some time in the smoking lounge for free. While relaxing and talking with friends, you can utilize the free Wi-Fi and premium satellite TV.

There are more than 75 types of bulk pipe tobacco, with an excess of 150 tins. Pipe tobacco lovers will be in awe of the aromatics that include Virginia, Latakia, and a lot more.

One cannot indulge in pipe tobacco without a proper pipe, and Cville Smoke Shop has just that. There is something for everyone here, from new and estate sale pipes to accessories such as filters, pipe tools, and stands.

Those of you that prefer cigarettes will find American Spirit, Al Capones, and other Premium cigarettes. Should you like to roll-your-own, Cville Smoke Shop provides those as well.

Whether you choose to relax in the front lounge or back lounge, there is lots of space to relax and enjoy.