Capitol Hill Books

Capitol Hill Books

Style : Last Saturday evening I ventured over to the Hill with a couple of friends to check out Capitol Hill Books, a crazy yet awesome used book store on C Street SE (right by the Eastern Market Food Hall). If used bookstores that seem like they might collapse under their own weight are your idea of a good time (and they are for me) then you must go check out Capitol Hill Books!

They have section for everything- downstairs being mostly history and nonfiction, upstairs being mostly fiction and poetry. I spent the first chunk of my time in the back room which houses the Art, Decorating, Cooking, Furniture, Crafts, and Food sections (and many, many more). I scooped up this Nancy Lancaster book for $15.

And lest "English Country Style" reminds you of tea cosies and stuffy Victorian parlors, this is the look we're talking about.

There's something for everyone there, if you don't mind looking through overstuffed bookshelves.

The building is a converted row house, and the poetry section is in the kitchen.

I also picked up the Bemelmans book Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep to add to my collection.

Just don't utter the words "perfect" or "cute" to the slightly picky owner when you check out, as my slightly terrified and bewildered friend learned the hard way. He's very particular about words he hates and keeps a list of them behind the desk. Adds character, I guess!

Do you love browsing used bookstores as much as we do??

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