Located in Adam's Morgan Idle Time Books might have been my favourite of all the bookstores I went to as it had many of the things I love under one roof. It's got new, used and out-of-print books. There's also post cards, newspapers, vintage magazines, records and CDs. It was three floors of books, and even a chair by the window to look out while you read. What's there not to love?? Here is where I got Peter Abrahams Mine Boy.
Although I didn't get any books while at Busboys and Poets, this bookstore had a great selection of African literature. While the other bookstores had 'older' African texts, Busboys had more recent ones. There I saw Ghana Must Go, Daughters Who Walk this Path, There Was A Country and more. I could sense it was also a great place for discussions and gatherings. The brunch was also delicious - pancakes and turkey sausage (yum!).
That's the end of my bookstore crawl. My pockets might have been lighter and luggage heading back to London heavier, but I had so much fun walking around DC while exploring their bookstores (and some record stores too like Red Onion, Crooked Beat and Smash Records).