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Bridge Street Books – Washington, D.C.

Bridge Street Books – Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1980, Bridge Street Books is Washington, D.C.’s second oldest bookshop in operation. (Kramer’s beat them by a hair.) The Georgetown staple is one I discovered while trekking around town in search of bookstores, and it proved to be one of the most memorable shops on my D.C. bookstore crawl. As I approached from across the street on a damp, chilly afternoon, its aged brick façade and old windows conjured images of a musty shop with tall stacks of used books…

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Capitol Hill Books – Washington, D.C.

Capitol Hill Books – Washington, D.C.

An impressive collection of new and used books, friendly and knowledgeable staff members, and a wicked sense of humor help Capitol Hill Books stand out against its Washington, D.C, contemporaries.  Located in D.C.’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, the shop has been a fixture for nearly three decades, opening in 1991 by Bill Kerr, a former bookstore employee who’d been known to take his paycheck in books. Bill lived upstairs and worked downstairs in the shop, in addition to holding down…

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