Sure, Thanksgiving takes over our calendar every November, but no reader can forget a little known holiday that takes place during Turkey month as well – National Book Day, which will fall on November 2 this year.
Whether you’re a voracious reader or you haven’t picked up a book since college, today is the day to get back into the joy of reading and pick up a book off one of the shelves of our local bookstores. Historical biographies, romance novels, medieval science fiction (yeah, you know you miss Game of Thrones)… you can find them all around RESA in Washington, DC!
Solid State Books, located at 600F H St NE, Washington, DC, about a five minute’s trip by car, is an indie neighborhood source for books with a coffee bar serving caffeinated drinks, beer and wine.
Solid State Books is a full-service general interest bookstore with a deep and diverse selection of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as gifts curated to appeal to customers of all ages. They also have an extensive children’s book and young adult section to fully serve the little book worms in your life.
Capitol Hill Books, located at 657 C St SE, Washington, DC, less than ten minutes away from RESA, is a cozy, bi-level shop featuring floor-to-ceiling stacks of secondhand books, including first editions.
This store was founded by Bill Kerr who had worked at an earlier Capitol Hill bookstore, Wayward Books. Such a big fan of his paper friends, he would take his paycheck in books and when Wayward closed up and moved to Maine, Bill opened Capitol Hill Books in 1991 and it has been thriving ever since.
600F H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
657 C St SE, Washington, DC 20003