One of the Best Bookstores in the City Closed (For the Moment)


I’ve been meaning to post about Chapters A Literary Bookstore for a while but I couldn’t seem to find it. It was located at 445 11th St., NW. I just thought I kept walking down the wrong street. Sadly the location has closed. However, their Web site says:

“CHAPTERS is currently in storage, but we now have a Letter of Intent from the landlord of 601 Penn. Ave. NW (on Indiana Ave., between 7th & 6th) in the dynamic Penn Quarter area of downtown D.C., and 90 days to raise the funds to undertake the lease. With your help, we will again be part of the downtown renaissance, and of its cultural and community life. Please see the home page: WHY & HOW TO MAKE A DONATION. Thank you!”

I think that 90 days has passed. Has anyone noticed any movement at 601 Pennsylvania Ave? Anyone remember how great this store was?

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  • I too had been looking for this, walking around and around, but hopefully it will reopen.

  • I remember mentioning this in a comment to a prior post so I looked it up — that comment was dated Nov 12, 2008 so it’s been empty for quite some time. Their website mentions that they had a fundraiser in June this year, so it looks like they are still trying to gather funds for a new storefront.

  • anyone know why anna maria’s closed?

  • I used to shop at the old chapters on K St…oh in the mid 90s when the avg PoP reader was in Jr High 😉 happy to see it could be open again soon

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