A few days before I returned to London I realised DC had a lot of bookstores, but with very little time there was only so much I could do. So I decided to create my own bookstore crawl and check out some of the city's bookstores. I just focused on the ones around Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. And luckily, the day before I left I met a friend for brunch at Busboys and Poets and had the added bonus of checking the bookstore out (ah! simple pleasures). I have to say the one thing I loved about DC was the number of independent bookstores it had and and I can't wait to check out the rest when next I'm there. (PS. I kinda took a lot of photos so I'm splitting these into a few posts). So here's part 1 of my mini DC bookstore crawl featuring Bridge Street Books and Kramerbooks. Enjoy!!!
Bridge Street Books is an independent bookstore in Georgetown. It's a cute little bookstore in a converted townhouse with books stacked from floor to ceiling, with so many genres. Here is where I got a copy of Chris Abani's Graceland.
|Caught my eye as I was walking into Georgetown|
|One author I never struggle to find in a bookstore|
|Starting to believe you can find Achebe in every bookstore.|
|.... and I really wanted to sit and read. Oh well!|
That's all for now. Part 2 features Second Story Books and Books for America.