Used Bookstores

These are some things I’ve noticed browsing fiction selections at used bookstores:

-If you see a Murakami, it’s not going to stick around for long.
-There will be at least one copy of something by Nick Hornby, and it’s usually going to be About A Boy.
-Lee Child? Fat chance. And if there is, you probably already have it.
-If you’re looking for something by Ben Bova or Frank Herbert, it’s probably there.

I am working on an addition to this blog. It’s going to be one of the Pages on the right: a comprehensive list of used bookstores in Washington, DC (possibly the DC Metro Area). This is a partial list of what I have:

Riverby Books (Capitol Hill)
Second Story (Dupont & Rockville)
Capitol Hill Books (guess)
Bridge Street Books (Georgetown)
Idle Times (Adams Morgan)
Books for America (Dupont)
Kultura (Dupont/Kalorama)

If you’re aware of one I’m missing, or know of good ones in the Maryland/Virginia area (let’s limit to Metro accessible), please drop me a line or leave me a comment.


I think I will include independent bookstores & local chains. So far:

Politics & Prose (Chevy Chase Circle)
Kramerbooks (Dupont Circle)

Updates II (12/13):

Silver Spring Books (Silver Spring, MD)
Red Onion Records & Books (Adams Morgan/Dupont)

6 thoughts on “Used Bookstores

  1. Curtis –

    Thanks for the info! That said, I don’t think Towson is DC Metro (it’s definitely Baltimore Metro).

    Laloca –

    Great! Thanks!

  2. There’s Silver Spring Books on Bonifant St, right near the SS metro. Haven’t been there in a while, but they used to have a great selection of all kinds of genre fiction.

  3. Q – I will add them!

    jmc – I don’t know how I didn’t know about this place before, but I’m going out there today after work. I am looking for several Lee Child’s Jack Reacher titles!

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