10 Cozy DC Bookstores That Are Just Begging to Be in Your Instagram Feed

Get lost in a local shop like Idle Time Books. Photo via Instagram user @racheldjames

Spend a lazy Sunday lost among the shelves.

1. Bridge Street Books

Lingered here for most of the morning. ?

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A collection spilling out onto the sidewalk.

2. Riverby Books

We found great games, books, even Edgar Alan Poe's "Nevermore" raven… But most importantly we found a fun time ?❤️ #dclifestyle

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The best book nook.

3. Capitol Hill Books

Still can’t get enough.

4. Idle Time Books

On Saturdays we go to bookstores and buy memoirs

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Life goals.

5. Book Bank

Finding love on a shelf.

6. Hole in the Wall Books

I love used book stores so much.

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Worth the venture to Falls Church.

7. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Bring your pup, too.

8. Politics and Prose Bookstore

The perfect pairing.

9. Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board…”

10. Second Story Books & Antiques

Rare and used finds.

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Abbey joined Washingtonian in September 2017. A Miami University (Ohio, not Florida) alum, she called the Midwest home before moving to Vermont to report for the Burlington Free Press and to be closer to her one true love: Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Her work has also appeared in Cincinnati Magazine and USA Today. Abbey lives in Falls Church.