One of the greatest things about JMU is how there are just as many great things to do off-campus as there are on-campus. If you get the chance, you should definitely check out the Green Valley Bookfair in Bridgewater, Virginia, before you graduate! Located just 10 miles south of campus, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon.
Besides a huge selection of books, the book fair also has home decor, notebooks, games, shirts, and so much more. The best part is, almost everything is up to 90% off retail price. For under $30, I’ve walked out with two shopping bags full of books. It’s a bookworm’s heaven.
The Green Valley Book Fair is only open during selective dates, so plan your trip accordingly! Currently, they’re open until October 23rd, then they’ll be open again from November 24th through December 17th. As a college student, I love visiting the book fair right before the holiday season because it’s a great way to stock up on gifts for your friends and family at a low price!
Just be warned, once you’ve visited the Green Valley Book Fair you’ll be obsessed. They’re constantly changing their selection of books, so there’s always something new to find!