SisterSpace Bookstore Opens in Petworth

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Back in June we learned that SisterSpace would be opening up at 3717 Georgia Ave. right by the Petworth Metro. I’m happy to report that they’ve opened! (Thanks to a reader for the heads up.) While the space is small it looks great. I briefly chatted with the owners who were super nice and mentioned that if they don’t have a book that you’d like they’ll happily order it for you. At the moment the hours are a bit limited and they’ll be open Thursday – Sunday from 12pm – 7pm. You can learn more about SisterSpace on their Web site here, they’re much more than just a bookstore. They’ll also be hosting educational and cultural events as well as workshops.

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More photos after the jump.

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17 Comment

  • This is EXCELLENT news!!!

  • This makes me happy.

  • Does this sort of business plan work?

  • It works until the rent goes up. They had a pretty good run on U Street. They were there since the early 1990s I believe. Longer than a lot of restaurants.

  • quaint. i give it a year.

  • Looks nice with the new shelves and original fireplace. Good events coming too. But I looked on the website and still do not understand what they do. Is it just supposed to be inherent in the name “sister”?

  • Where Sisterspace goes, successful neighborhoods grow, but they keep getting chased from place to place by rising rents. Welcome to Petworth – looking forward to stopping by.

  • i believe they were evicted from their last space for nonpayment of rent. they were quite a bit in arrears if i’m correct. so maybe a business plan would be a good idea.

  • This is great news – welcome back!

  • I am so happy. I love Sisterspace!

  • I recall the U Street location serving as a bookstore and a meeting place for discussions by visiting authors, artists, and community events. I once stumbled on one such event with a group of out of town guests who really enjoyed it.

    I view their presence as a great community building resource for a dynamic and growing neighborhood like Petworth.

    Welcome back Sisterspace!

  • This is great news! I recall the U Street location serving as a bookstore and a meeting place for discussions by visiting authors, artists, and community events. I once stumbled on one such event with a group of out of town guests who really enjoyed it.

    I view their presence as a great community-building resource for a dynamic and growing neighborhood like Petworth.

    Welcome back Sisterspace!

  • Fantastic news! It’s like having a mini Politics and Prose in our little neighbourhood.

  • i tried to get them to come to h street a few years back, a community with a serious need for sisterspace’s adult literacy programs (my ex did adult literacy tutoring and her understanding seemed to be that there was quite a need in the area for adult literacy assistance).

    oh well. lucky petworth.

  • Nice concept, but who buys book from a bookstore anymore when they can be had online for more than 60% off the MSRP? I can’t pay extra for something just to be supportive. I hope they plan to sell something besides books.

  • I stopped by today and it seems like a great space! The owners were really friendly and they have a great selection of books. I’m really excited to go to the community events!

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