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Best Bookstores and Libraries in Washington DC

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Interested in finding the best bookstores and libraries in Washington DC? Here is a great list to get you started exploring the world of books and more in Washington DC.

Living in Washington DC - Best Bookstores and Libraries in Washington DC

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is a landmark independent bookstore and cafe that offers a wide selection of books and hosts numerous events, including author readings and book signings.

Website: www.kramers.com
Address: 1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Politics and Prose

Politics and Prose is a well-known independent bookstore that features a large variety of books, especially in political literature, and is known for its author talks and educational events.

Website: www.politics-prose.com
Address: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

East City Bookshop

East City Bookshop is a cozy, community-oriented bookstore offering a curated selection of books, gifts, and hosting book clubs, author events, and other community gatherings.

Website: www.eastcitybookshop.com
Address: 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

Capitol Hill Books

Capitol Hill Books is a secondhand bookstore known for its floor-to-ceiling stacks of books, offering a treasure trove of used and rare books across various genres.

Website: www.capitolhillbooks-dc.com
Address: 657 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Solid State Books

Solid State Books is a modern and inviting independent bookstore that provides a wide range of titles, a coffee bar, and a space for community events and book clubs.

Website: www.solidstatebooksdc.com
Address: 600 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts in its collections, and offers tours and exhibitions.

Website: www.loc.gov
Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is the central facility of the DC Public Library system, offering extensive resources, public programs, and special collections.

Website: www.dclibrary.org/mlk
Address: 901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Georgetown Neighborhood Library

Georgetown Neighborhood Library is part of the DC Public Library system, housed in a historic building and offering a wide range of books, resources, and community events.

Website: www.dclibrary.org/georgetown
Address: 3260 R St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library is a modern branch of the DC Public Library, featuring a large collection, study spaces, and programs for all ages.

Website: www.dclibrary.org/tenley
Address: 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Woodridge Neighborhood Library

Woodridge Neighborhood Library is a contemporary branch of the DC Public Library system, offering a bright and welcoming space for reading, learning, and community engagement.

Website: www.dclibrary.org/woodridge
Address: 1801 Hamlin St NE, Washington, DC 20018

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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