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Capitol Hill Books

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Interesting place to visit

Capitol Hill Books certainly qualifies as an experience if for no other reason than the overstuffed... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Zach S
Columbia, Missouri
Haven for book lovers

If you are a reader and looking for interesting old books to read. This is the place. The book... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

An extensive collection on every topic imaginable spans the nooks and crannies of all 3 levels — and there is a nook at every turn! A fun store to browse!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Waste of time. Rude people, so cluttered and filthy I was expecting a rat to run over my toes at any time.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

I am a sucker for bookstores, and I make a point to visit independent bookstores when I travel. Capitol Hill Books was the only bookstore (not in a museum) that I made it to during my five days in DC. And it was great. Books...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Capitol Hill Books certainly qualifies as an experience if for no other reason than the overstuffed shelves and the little pieces of singular humor the owner has tacked up in every conceivable corner and blank space of wall around the three levels of shop. It...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Zach S
Reviewed 30 November 2017

If you are a reader and looking for interesting old books to read. This is the place. The book store is just a warehouse for book. Three floors (still have space for visitors to walk around looking for books. If you know what you are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Inventory is out of this world and it's such a neat little quirky place! Books stacked everywhere but everything is labeled so you know exactly where to look! Loved this place!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 795kristys
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Visiting this bookstore was an incredible experience! There were used books everywhere, from the closet (business corner) to the restroom (foreign language). I felt like Alice in Wonderland.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Dario2788
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! My friend brought me here and the books were just everywhere! They're all pretty organized, but it was overwhelming. I'll have to come back now that I know what to prepare for!

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We visited two used bookstores during our visit to D.C. and they couldn't have been more opposite from each other in presentation. This store has certainly accumulated books over time and has a wide range of options for you although I found it difficult to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank 175lanai
Reviewed 8 November 2016

AMAZING used bookstore! Books piled as high as you can imagine and in every conceivable surface. The place is an old house, and books are piled up in old kitchen cabinets, in the sink, up the stairs and even in the bathroom! It really is...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank grintoul
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