Bookstores in Washington D.C.

A guide to the best independent
Washington D.C. bookstores

Note: Visitors to the DC area should also search the NewPages Guide to Independent Bookstores in the following cities which are considered to be in the DC metropolitan area.

In Maryland: Bethesda, College Park, Silver Spring, and Takoma Park.
In Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington.

 

AIA Bookstore - 1735 New York Ave. NW - (202) 626-7475 - Specialty: Architecture/Design

Bridge Street Books - 2814 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - (202) 965-5200 - used

Busboys and Poets - 2021 14th St. - (202) 387-7638 - Specialty: Alternative

Busboys and Poets - 1025 5th St NW - (202) 789-2227 - Specialty: Alternative

Howard Univ Bookstore - 2225 Georgia Ave. NW - (202) 238-2640 - General books - Specialty: African American

Kramerbooks & Afterwords - 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW - (202) 387-1400

Politics and Prose - 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW - (202) 364-1919 - Specialty: Alternative

Reiter's Books - 1900 G St. NW - (202) 223-3327 - Specialty: Scientific/Technical/ Professional

Riverby Books - 417 E. Capitol St. - (202) 543-4342 - Used books

Second Story Books - 2000 P St. NW - (202) 659-8884 - Used books

 

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