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Capitol Hill Books

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Guy seems a bit grumpy but otherwise not a bad place. Just gotta leave a backpack at the desk... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Kari B
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Capitol Hill Books is not a bookstore you want to visit if you are claustrophobic or clutter and... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

It was fun to look around here, but the atmosphere was a little weird. It was cool to see all the books--they were everywhere! Didn't spend very long in here.

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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Guy seems a bit grumpy but otherwise not a bad place. Just gotta leave a backpack at the desk because it can hit the books down. Very crowded with books

Thank Kari B
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Capitol Hill Books is not a bookstore you want to visit if you are claustrophobic or clutter and apparent chaos deter you. But if you are looking for what I think is one of the finest used bookstore in the entire country, Capitol Hill Books...More

1  Thank ScottInIndia
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Old-school independent used bookstore in the charming Barracks Row/Eastern Market area. Easily accessible by metro and bus. Strolled in on a Sunday after brunch and spent at least an hour browsing the messy yet still somehow organized shelves. Definitely worth some of your time!

Thank Ally T
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Love this place. There is so much character including the owner, Jim, whom I met when I meandered through here during a stroll in Eastern Market. The place is overflowing with books but there is some rhyme and reason to the layout. Some of the...More

1  Thank hawaiishell
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We visited Capitol Hill Books on a whim last summer. I'd read an interesting review in a guide book, and we decided to visit because of it's proximity to our stop at the Capitol building. My best gal and I love a good bookstore, especially...More

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