Indie Booksellers: DC Area Independent Bookstores

Here are the best independent bookstores in the DC Area. They sell great books, host events for wonderful authors, and promote to book readers.

Bridge Street Books, Rod Smith, 2814 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20007-3717; 202-965-5200. Email: Web: Facebook: A small serious intellectual bookstore. Many poetry readings. Specializes in poetry, theater, fiction, film, history, politics, philosophy.

Busboys and Poets at 14th & V, Anas “Andy” Shallal, owner, 2021 – 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20009; 202-387-7638; Fax: 202-387-6138. Email: Web: Facebook: Events email: Specialities: progressive politics, poetry, literature, children, multicultural. Twitter: @busboysandpoets.

East City Book Shop, Laurie Gillman, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE #100, Washington DC 20003; 202-669-7748. Email: Web: Facebook: Twitter: @eastcitybooks.

Howard University Bookstore, Alexander Bamfo, Manager, B&N 8102, 2225 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC 20059; 202-238-2640. Email: Web: Facebook: Specialty: African-American. Twitter: @HUBookstore.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords, Scott Abel, Manager, 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036; 202-387-1400; Fax: 202-232-7481. Email: Web: Facebook: David Tenney, owner. Specialties: travel, politics. Twitter: @kramerbooks.

Politics and Prose, Mark LaFramboise, Book Buyer, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008-2024; 202-364-1919; Fax: 202-966-7532. Email: Web: Facebook: Other emails: (co-owner) and (events: Liz Hottel). Owners: Bradley Grahm and Lissa Muscatine. Specialties: fiction, history, politics, children’s. Twitter: @Politics_Prose.

Upshur Street Books and other DC area independent bookstores

Upshur Street Books, Anna Thorn, Manager, 827 Upshur Street NW, Washington DC 20011; 202-726-0380. Email: Web: Facebook: Owner: Paul Ruppert. Specialties: literary fiction, poetry, art, local authors, children’s, graphic novels. Twitter: @UpshurStBooks.

Wall of Books DC, Pablo Sierra, 3325 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC 20010; 202-836-7374. Email: Web: Facebook: Twitter: @Wallsofbooks_DC.

Hooray for Books!, Erin Barker, Manager, 1555 King Street #101, Alexandria VA 22314; 703-548-4092; Fax: 703-548-4094. Email: Web: Facebook: Web: Owner: Ellen Klein. Twitter: @HFBooks.

One More Page Books, Eileen McGervey, 2200 N Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington VA 22213; 703-300-9746; Fax: 703-300-9746. Email: Web: Facebook: Twitter: @justonemorepage.

Scrawl Books, Rachel Wood, P O Box 3830, Reston VA 20195; 703-966-2111. Email: Web: Facebook: Twitter: @scrawlbooks.

By the way, here are four Barnes & Noble bookstores in the DC area:

Barnes & Noble, Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria VA 22305; 703-299-9124.

Barnes & Noble, Clarendon Market Common, 2800 Clarendon Boulevard #500, Arlington VA 22201; 703-248-8244.

Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda MD 20814; 301-986-1761.

Barnes & Noble, 6260 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church VA 22044; 703-536-0774

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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