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Bookstores in Washington, DC

Bridge Street Books
2814 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Georgetown neighborhood, DC (202) 965-5200.
Sponsors a reading series. Owned by Rod Smith.
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 9pm; Sun. Noon to 6pm.

Busboys and Poets Books
2021 14th St. NW, DC (202) 387-7638.
Bookstore run by a non-profit, Teaching for Change. Politically progressive titles. Poet-in-residence: Derrick Brown. Hosts readings (9 on the 9th, Sunday Kind of Love, open mic nights) in the Langston Room. Don Allen, Bookstore Manager.
Hours: Sun-Th 10am to Midnight; Fri & Sat 10am to 2am

Kramerbooks and Beyond
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle neighborhood, DC (202) 387-6777
Bookstore combined with a cafe and restaurant.
Hours: M-F 7:30 am to 1am; Sat & Sun 24 hours.

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC (202) 364-1919.
Hosts readings, book clubs. Also has a coffeeshop.
Hours: M-Th 9am to 10pm; Fri & Sat 9am to 11pm; Sun 10am to 8pm

Sisterspace & Books
3717 Georgia Ave. NW, Petworth neighborhood, DC. (202) 829-9612
Specializing in literature for and by African American women. Hosts readings, workshops, special events.
Hours: Th-Sun noon to 7pm.

Specialty Book Stores
AIA Bookstore
American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW, DC (202) 626-7300 or (800) 365-2724.
Architecture and design titles.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Shop
1050 Independence Ave. SW, DC (202) 357-4880
Open daily 10 am – 5:30pm
Books on Chinese archaeology and museology

Earth Star Connection
1218 31st St. NW, Georgetown neighborhood, DC (202) 965-2989
Books and gifts on alternative health and healing.

Folger Shakespeare Library Shop
201 East Capitol St. SE, DC (202) 675-0364
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm
Books on Shakespeare and Elizabethan England

Freer Gallery of Art Shop
12th and Jefferson Dr. SW, DC (202) 633-4880
Hours: daily 10am – 5:30pm
Books on Asian and American art

Government Printing Office Bookstore
710 N. Capitol St. NW, DC (202) 653-5075.

Liber Antiquus
313 12th St. SE, DC (202) 546-2413
Hours: by appointment
Early imprinted books from the 15th to 17th centuries

Library of Congress Sales Shop
101 Independence Ave. SE, DC (202) 707-0204
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
US history and Library of Congress publications

Pórtico Bookstore
1350 New York Ave. NW, DC. (202) 312-4186
Hours: Mon - Fri 11am to 6pm.
Latin American bookstore with fiction and nonfiction titles in Spanish, co-sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank and Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Reiter´s Scientific and Professional Books
2021 K St. NW, DC (202) 223-3327
Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 8pm, Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 12am - 5pm

Tempo Bookstore
4905 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC (202) 363-6683
ESL resources for teachers and students

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Store
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW, DC (202) 488-0400
Hours: daily 10am – 5:30pm
Books on the Holocaust and Jewish history

World Bank Infoshop
701 18th St. NW, DC (202) 458-4500
Hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
World Bank annual reports, brochures, and booklets.

University Book Stores
American University Campus Store
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, DC (202) 885-6300
Hours: Mon – Thu 9am – 7pm/ Fri 9am – 5:30pm/ Sat 12pm – 4pm

The Catholic University of America Bookstore
Pryzbyla Center 620 Michigan Ave. NE, DC (202) 319-5232
Hours: Mon – Thu 9am – 6:30pm/ Fri 9 am – 5:30 pm/ Sat 11 am – 3pm

Georgetown University Law Center Store
101 F St. NW, DC (202) 662-9458
Hours: Mon – Thu 9am – 6pm/ Fri 9am – 5pm/ Sat 12am – 5pm

Georgetown University Leavey Center Bookshop
3800 Resevoir Rd. NW, DC (202) 687-7482
Hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 7pm/ Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm

Georgetown University Medical Center Store
3900 Resevoir Rd. NW, DC (202) 687-1268
Hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm/ Sat 10am - 4pm

George Washington University Bookstore
800 21st St. NW, DC (202) 994-6870
Hours: Mon – Thu 9am – 7pm/ Fri 9am – 5pm/ Sat 11am – 4pm/ Sun 12pm – 4pm

Howard University Bookstore
2225 Georgia Ave. NW, DC (202) 238-2640
Hours: Mon – Wed 9am – 6pm, Thu 9am – 7pm, Fri 9 am - 6pm, Sat 10am – 4pm

University of the District of Columbia Bookstore
Building #38, Level A 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC (202) 274-5110
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9am – 4pm/ Tues & Thu 9am – 6pm

Used Books
Bartleby's Books
1132 29th St. NW, DC (202) 298-0486
Emphasis on American history and law titles, with a strong general stock in literature.
Hours: Tu-Sat 10:30 am to 4pm or by appt.

Booked Up
1204 31st St. NW, Georgetown neighborhood, DC (202) 965-3244

Books for America
1417 22nd St. NW, Dupont Circle neighborhood, DC (202) 835-2665

Capitol Hill Books
657 C St. SE, Eastern Market neighborhood, DC (202) 544-1621
Hours: weekdays 11:30 am to 6:00 pm, weekends 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Idle Time Books
2467 17th St. NW, Adams Morgan neighborhood, DC (202) 232-4774
Hours: Daily 11:00 am to 10pm

Joshua Heller Rare Books
PO Box 38114, DC (202) 363-5658

Kulturas Books
1706 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle neighborhood, DC. (202) 462-2541

The Lantern Bryn Mawr Bookstore
3241 P St. NW, Georgetown neighborhood, DC (202) 333-3222
Stock is entirely donated; staff volunteers. All sales benefit the Bryn Mawr College scholarship program.

Reader's Lounge and Quieto Cafe
421 H Street NE, H Street Corridor neighborhood, DC (202) 544-7005
Hours: Tues - Fri 12:30 - 7pm; Sat. 10am to 7pm; Sun. Noon to 6pm.

Red Sky Books
4318 Fessenden St. NW, DC (202) 363-9147
Specializes in books on music, visual art, magic, broadsides.

Riverby Books
417 E. Capitol St. SE, Capitol Hill neighborhood, DC (202) 543-4342
Hosts a reading series. Owned by Paul & Steve Cymrot.
Hours: Daily 10am to 6pm.

Second Story Books
2000 P St. NW, Dupont Circle neighborhood, DC (202) 659-8884
Hours: Daily 10am to 10pm

Barnes & Noble
Downtown, 555 12th St. NW, DC (202) 347-0176
Union Station, 50 Mass. Ave. NE, DC (202) 289-1724
Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, DC (202) 965-9880

Dupont Cirle, 11 Dupont Circle NW, DC 20036 (202) 319-1374

Borders Books
Farragut North, 1801 K St. NW, DC (202) 466-4999

Downtown, 600 14th St. NW, #100, DC (202) 737-1385
Friendship Heights, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC (202) 686-8270

Mahogany Books
Mail order, online service based in DC. Specializes in books written for, by, and about people of the African diaspora.


Last update: 3/20/11