Used bookstores are fun places to browse and find a wide range of great reads, ranging from old classics to modern best sellers. There are a variety of used bookstores in the capital region.
Capitol Hill Books - 657 C St. SE, Washington, DC (202) 544-1621. The two-story used bookstore is a great place to find a variety of old books ranging from biographies to politics to travel to mysteries.
Idle Times Books - 2467 18th St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 232-4774. Located in Adams Morgan, the used bookstore has been in operation since 1981 and is a member of the Washington Antiquarian Booksellers Association. They feature used books, as well as greeting cards, newspapers, records and CDs.
Second Story Books & Antiques - 2000 P St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 659-8884. The store has one of the largest collections of used books in the world. It has been in operation since 1973 and is a member of the Washington Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Many rare items are housed in the Rockville warehouse location and may require an appointment to be viewed.
Books With a Past - 2465 Roxbury Mills Rd. (MD Rte 97) Glenwood, Maryland (410) 442-3740. The independent bookstore sells used books and offers a venue for reading clubs and tutoring.
Kensington Row Bookshop - 3786 Howard Ave. Kensington, Maryland (301) 949-9416. The used bookstore sells used, out-of-print, and unusual books. Poetry readings, book talks, and other literary events are held here regularly.
Second Story Books & Antiques - 12160 Parklawn Dr. Rockville, MD (301) 770-0477. The Rockville location serves as the warehouse for the store and has one of the largest collections of used books in the world. It has been in operation since 1973 and is a member of the Washington Antiquarian Booksellers Association. They have a second location is in Washington DC.
Wonder Book - Three locations: 15976 Shady Grove Rd. Gaithersburg, Maryland (301) 977-9166. 1306 West Patrick St Frederick, MD (301) 694-5955 and 607 Dual Highway Hagerstown, MD
(301) 733-1888. The bookseller offers a huge selection of books, movies, music, video games, and more.
Bookhouse - 805 N Emerson St. Arlington, Virginia (703) 527-7797. The store offers a variety of used books.
Book Bank - 1510 King St. Alexandria, Virginia (703) 838-3620. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, the store offers used fiction, non-fiction and children's books.
Claude Moore Colonial Farm Bookstore - 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia (703) 442-7557. The living history museum has a used bookshop featuring fiction, non-fiction, first editions, old tomes, fine bindings, first editions and some rare, special & signed volumes. Also CDs, DVDs, videos, LPs, and tapes. All proceeds go towards supporting the Farm’s educational programs.
Hole in the Wall Books - 905 W Broad St. (Rt 7) Falls Church, Virginia (703) 536-2511. The store offers a variety of used books.
Reston’s Used Book - Lake Anne Village Center, 1623 Washington Plaza, Reston Virginia (703) 435-9772. The store offers a variety of used books and hosts special events.