American University Campus Bookstore
4400 Mass Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016
(202) 885-6300


Barstons Child’s Play
5536 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20015
(202) 244-3602

Barstons Child’s Play is a small chain of independent toy and book stores in the Washington DC area. We carry books for all ages from infants through high school and beyond. We specialize in customer service, matching the right toy and/or book to every child.

Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St NW, Washington, DC, 20009
(202) 342-1961

Big Planet Comics has been the DC area’s premier source for comic books and graphic novels since 1986. We carry a huge selection of comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and more. We are always happy to order something for you if we don’t have it in stock. Nick and Jared love reading comics and we are always happy to help you find something new to read!

Bridge Street Books
2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20007
(202) 965-5200


Busboys and Poets @ Anacostia
2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC, 20020


Busboys and Poets @ Brookland
625 Monroe St, Washington, DC, 20017


Busboys and Poets @ Takoma
235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC, 20012


Busboys and Poets at 14th & V
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009


Busboys and Poets at 14th & V
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009


Duende District
1380 Monroe St NW Unit 422, Washington, DC, 20010


East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE Ste 100, Washington, DC, 20003
(202) 669-7748

East City Bookshop carries fiction and nonfiction new books for all ages, as well as gifts and book-related items, toys, and art and craft supplies. East City Bookshop also carries letterpress cards, and a curated selection of prints and locally made items. The shop will host author events, book clubs, story times for children, and other events inspired by the community.

Fairy Godmother
319 7th St SE, Washington, DC, 20003
(202) 547-5474


Folger Shakespeare Library Shop
201 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC, 20003
(202) 675-0312


Foundation for the National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington, DC, 20408
(202) 357-6826

The National Archives Museum Store Bookshop serves the Foundation for the National Archives whose sole function is to help citizens and sojourners alike understand and appreciate the cultural, political, and historical legacy of the American people as it is preserved in the 11 billion plus documents under the stewardship of National Archives and Records Administration.

George Washington University Bookstore
800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, 20052
(202) 676-6870


Georgetown University Bookstore (B&N Store)
Leavey Center, Washington, DC, 20007
(202) 687-7482


Ink By Hudson DCA (1863)
Regan National – Hudson News, Washington, DC, 20001
(703) 417-1784


International Spy Museum
800 F St NW, Washington, DC, 20004
(202) 654-0950

World’s largest collection of Espionage books/media for adults & children; fiction, non-fiction, children’s, DVDs & music.

1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036
(202) 387-1400

The original bookstore/cafe: The paradigm from which the cliche evolved.

Loyalty Bookstore
827 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC, 20011
(202) 726-0380


1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC, 20020
(703) 730-3873


Middle East Books and More
1902 18th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009
(202) 939-6050

Middle East Books and More is a project of the American Educational Trust, a non-profit, non-partisan organization incorporated in 1982 in Washington, DC by retired U.S. Foreign Service Officers. For more than 30 years, the American Educational Trust (AET) has been promoting U.S.-Middle East understanding with an emphasis on informed debate on the Arab-Israeli peace process. Early in AET’s development, its founders established the AET Book Club to meet the recognized need for quality books about the region and U.S. policies there. To provide these books, the American Educational Trust began importing thousands of titles about the Middle East from Europe. Four times a year, shipments crossed the Atlantic in sea containers to be sold by the newly-formed AET Book Club. Years later, American publishers began to recognize the market for quality, objective books about the Middle East, and began printing thousands of titles in the United States. In August of 2003, AET partnered with Celebrate Presence, a project in Hereford, MD selling Palestinian arts and crafts, to create International Marketing for Middle Eastern Artisans (IMMEA). In 2005, AET assumed responsibility for a large portion of the project, and these products were officially incorporated into the organization as the Palestinian Arts & Crafts Trust (PACT). The AET Book Club and PACT are now under the banner of Middle East books and More.

National Gallery of Art
4Th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20565
(202) 842-6651


Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW, Washington, DC, 20024
(202) 488-3867


Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002
(202) 544-4565


Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20008
(202) 364-1919

Largest Independent bookstore in Washington D.C., specializing in history & politics as well as literature. Unique coffeehouse with sandwiches & salads. Well informed staff, nightly author talks, bookclubs, classes, story hour for kids.

Potter’s House Books
1658 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20009
(202) 232-5483

We are an independent bookstore with a special emphasis on spirituality and social justice titles. Whether you are seeking to explore the contemplative life, confront the prison industrial complex, or both, we are your place! Our curated collection also includes a selection of fiction, poetry, and children’s books.

Reiter’s Books / Students Book Company
1900 G St NW, Washington, DC, 20006
(202) 223-3327


Sankofa Video and Books
2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Sankofa Video, Books sells material about people of African descent globally, a cultural hub for investigating and celebrating black culture. The Cafe adds delicious fare to the experience, with smoothies and wraps named after filmmakers of color. Our events feature known and unknown authors, a launching pad for fresh writers, artists and musicians. We have the greatest number of children’s books in the area featuring children of color, eloquent text and verse, and fabulous illustrations.

Solid State Books
600 H St NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Solid State Books is DC’s newest bookstore, ideally situated in the heart of the bustling and historic H Street Corridor, blocks from Union Station and the U.S. Capitol. We are a full-service general interest bookstore with a diverse selection of fiction and non-fiction titles for all ages, a curated selection of gift items, and a coffee bar serving pastries, snacks, beer, and wine. Our dynamic programming will include author readings, children’s story hours, book groups, and more.

Tempo Bookstore
4905 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016
(202) 363-6683

Tempo’s specialties: For learning over 90 foreign languages: books, tapes, videos, Cd-rom’s. Dictionaries and “translation aids”. 6000+ titles for ESL. Language -Teacher Resources; Special Orders.

The Phillips Collection Museum Shop
1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC, 20009
(202) 387-2151


Walls of Books (DC)
3325 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20010

We provide a family friendly environment where people can buy and trade affordable, gently used books, participate in community centered programs, and attend culturally diverse events.