5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Located a few miles north of downtown in a residential area, this much-cherished two-story shop may be worth going out of your way for. It has vast offerings in literary fiction and nonfiction alike and an excellent children department. The store has expanded again and again over the years to accommodate its clientele's love of books; its most recent enlargement added to the travel and children sections. The shop hosts author readings nearly every night of the year. A warm, knowledgeable staff will help you find what you need. Downstairs is a cozy coffeehouse. Staff-recommended books are 20% off!