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)
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)