Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: nuts to the feel of a real book

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 20 Dec 2009

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    I wasn't correcting you, Anthony, just giving a more specifc location. As you note, the entire neighborhood is called Dupont Circle.

    And while those three are indeed left, there used to be a whole lot more independent bookstores, from the mystery bookstore you mentioned to Chapters, Olsson's, Common Concerns (was that the name of the political bookstore just south of Dupont Circle?), the bookstore near the Library of Congress recently closed, a used paperback store just off Wisconsin above Georgetown is long gone (just short of the old WOL studios), Atticus Books on U St, Second Story in Bethesda (is the Dupont Circle location still open, haven't been down there in a while, maybe not since all of the nearby movie theaters closed, not that their screens were much bigger than my new TV's), etc.

    I don't go into DC as much as I used to. Is the used bookstore on the main drag in Adams Morgan still open? And there's one near Eastern Market, too.


    -----Original Message----- From: Anthony Dauer Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2009 9:13 PM To: Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: nuts to the feel of a real book

    The area is called Dupont Circle or at least it has been called that for past decade plus.

    I don't know how there were, but Kramer's Books and Things, Politics and Prose, Bus boys and Poets (actually they have added stores) and others are still around,

    On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Mark Sullivan <> wrote:

    > The mystery bookstore (forget the actual name) was on Connecticut Ave a couple blocks above Dupont Circle. �Most of the independents in and around DC are now gone.

    Anthony Dauer
    Annandale, Virginia


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