Capitol Hill Books

Top choice books in Capitol Hill & South DC

A trove of secondhand awesomeness, this shop has so many books that staff have to double-stack them on the shelves. Superb notes by the cantankerous clerks help guide your selection. Categories are, er, unconventional, including 'Hinduism and Bobby Knight' and 'Sideshows and Carnivals.' The section on US presidents is huge (Chester Arthur books! An entire shelf of Truman books!).

Bookworms will find vintage cookbooks and mystery novels in abundance. Be sure to check the table outside for any freebies on offer.