By: Jeremy DeighanFebruary 28, 2024

New Bookstore and Event Center Coming to Elkins

Elkins is welcoming a literary haven with the grand opening of Alexandria on Main on March 2, 2024. Situated at 119 3rd Street, this new bookstore and event space promises to enrich the community’s cultural landscape, as highlighted in a recent press release.

Owner Becca McCracken, known affectionately as “Becca the Book Lady,” brings her lifelong dream to fruition with Alexandria on Main. Inspired by her passion for literature and commitment to community enrichment, McCracken aims to create a welcoming space for book lovers of all ages.

Quoting from the press release, Alexandria on Main will feature “a large selection of both new and used books,” with special sections dedicated to “West Virginia authors, local history, nature, hiking, and outdoor adventures.” Additionally, the bookstore will host events such as book signings, poetry slams, and author talks in its versatile event space, the Common Chamber.

The decision to establish Alexandria on Main in Elkins was deliberate, as McCracken and her family were drawn to the town’s charm and cultural vibrancy. With downtown Elkins undergoing revitalization efforts, including the opening of the Tygart Hotel and the Interact Children’s Museum, Alexandria on Main adds another dimension to the town’s growing cultural scene.

McCracken shares her excitement about joining “a growing city that still retains the feel of a small town,” emphasizing Elkins’ unique blend of “art, culture, and freedom of expression.”

As Alexandria on Main prepares to open its doors, anticipation is high among residents, college students, and visitors alike. With its diverse selection of books, inviting atmosphere, and dynamic event space, Alexandria on Main is poised to become a beloved destination for book enthusiasts and cultural aficionados in Elkins and beyond.

For more information about Alexandria on Main and upcoming events, visit or join the conversation on Facebook at

For press inquiries, interviews, or event passes, please contact Rebecca McCracken at 304-421-3400 or via email at

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