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Bookstores in Washington DC

Past and Present


Second Story Books at Dupont Circle


Circa 1999

Alphaville Book Shop Washington DC

Alphaville Bookshop
5612-B Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington DC 20015
"Where Tarzan meets IBM"



Second Story Books

Second Story Books
2000 P St., NW.
Washington DC 20036

Second Story Books
4836 Bethesda Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

Second Story Books
12160 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852


Circa 1992

Worlds of Wonder
1229 34th ST NW
Washington DC 20007

Another World
1504 Wisconsin AVE N
Washington DC 20007

Bryn Mawr Bookshop
3222 0 ST NW
Washington DC 20007

Booked Up
1209 31st
Washington DC 20007

Video Vault
1015 Wisconsin AVE NW
Washington DC 20007

Aberdeen Book Shop
3034 M ST NW
Washington DC 20007

Revolutionary Books
1815 Adams Mill RD NW
Washington DC 20009

Idle Time Books
2410 18TH ST NW
Washington DC 20009

Yesterday's Books
4702 WISCONSIN AVE NW
Washington DC 20016

Lamma's Book Store
1426 21ST ST NW
Washington DC 20036



Circa 1982 – 2007

Franz Bader Bookstore (and art gallery)
2001 Eye Street NW
Washington DC 20006

One of the particular qualities of the Franz Bader shop was that it included imported books from publishers outside of the United States. This was important in the pre-internet age for the art student or professional as artists who were given little attention in the United States were otherwise assessible at Franz Bader, opening up a whole world of information and chance introductions to unknown artists, a valuable experience for the enterprising art aficionado.

The Franz Bader bookshop moved around DC (for a history see the Baderfund.com page) during its 54 years of existence (it originally opened in 1953). Addresses it also occupied were 1705 G Street, NW; 2001 Eye Street, NW; 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue;, 1500 K Street; and 1911 Eye Street, NW, where it finally closed in 2007.


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