Washington, DC

2467 18th Street, NW

Thanks to a couple readers for sending:

“Just received an email from a commercial broker saying the building on 18th where Idle Time Books is located just sold, dunno what that means for the business but thought you’d like to know.”

In December the Washington Post reported the upcoming sale of the building and business to real estate executive Scott Spector:

“In November, after years of rejecting potential buyers who preferred her real estate to her first-edition copies of Jack Kerouac novels, [Idle Time owner Val] Morgan found what she considered an appropriate suitor — “the bookstore savior,” as she refers to him, bursting into a raspy laugh.

Spector, in a telephone interview, said he’s contemplating myriad changes, including selling new books along with the used, opening a cafe in the shop, and creating space for readings, lectures and community meetings.”



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