About Us

Book No Further …

… is joint production of husband and wife Doloris Vest and Craig Coker. A year of planning and two month of chaos leads up to the opening on October 17 at 16 West Market Street in downtown Roanoke.
Initial reaction to the announcement of an independent bookstore coming to town has been phenomenal. News went mini-viral among the reading community in the Roanoke and New River valleys. More than 400 area residents shared their favorite authors and reading topics in our survey so that BNF can ensure the store reflects the interests of the community.

BNF offers new fiction and books on the latest hot topics, along with like-new books for those careful about the environment or their pocketbooks. We also carry as good number of works by local authors of all kinds, as well as books about or set in the Roanoke and New River Valleys and the surrounding areas.

Doloris Vest, owner

Doloris is a native of Radford and a Radford University graduate. After working in journalism and public relations in the New River Valley she has spent the last 20-plus years in corporate marketing and non-profit management in the Roanoke Valley. She also writes periodically for publications in the area and, maybe, one day, will finish one of the three novels she has almost complete.

Favortie book: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Last book that made me cry: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Favorite kids book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Craig Coker, Owner

Craig is a native New Zealander and grew up in the Washington, DC, area. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and The George Washington University. He has worked as an environmental engineer for more than 40 years and is the president of Coker Organics Recycling, an international environmental-consulting firm.

Favorite book: Dune by Frank Herbert

Best recently read book: Farewell to Ice by

Favorite book as a child: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling


At home …

They are kept on their toes by Sabre, a beagle-lab mix, kitty-sisters Flora and Fauna, and the illusive Grey Kitty.