Kramerbooks & Afterwords Washington DC

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Kramerbooks & Afterwords – Bookstore and cafe

Kramerbooks and Afterwords, an old school cozy bookstore with a café, bar and restaurant is right in the heart of Dupont circle. It has been around forever and is a great destination to meet locals and stock up on reading material.

I love charming bookstores with cafes, and this is one of my favorites. You walk in, and the first thing you see is a bookstore – filled with books of all genres. Move on back and there is a café/bar and restaurant. This is where I go when I want to get away from the busy city during the day, or to grab a glass of wine or beer and look through books. They have a full restaurant, but my favorite here is the dessert selection! It constantly changes, but if they have any cobbler or pie – definitely get it, they are amazing.

On Fridays and Saturdays, they are open 24 hours. If you want to satisfy that intellectual craving at 03:00 (or that apple pie craving!), this is the place to go to.

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Details about this spot



1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC

Telephone number


Opening Times

Sun - Thu 07:30 - 01:00, Fri - Sat 07:30 - 03:00


Salad/Sandwich: US$ 12


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)