Local astrobiologist and 7th Street rocker David Grinspoon speaks at Loyalty Books on Wednesday the 24th

Local astrobiologist and 7th Street rocker David Grinspoon speaks at Loyalty Books on Wednesday the 24th

Petworth has many cool residents, and I’m particularly fond of Dr. David Grinspoon who lives in our neighborhood and is a world-renowned astrobiologist and writer. He’ll be reading and doing a Q&A about his latest book, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm at Loyalty Books (827 Upshur St NW).

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Annual book sale at the Petworth Library Saturday

Annual book sale at the Petworth Library Saturday

The Friends at the Petworth Library are hosting their annual spring book sale on Saturday May 18, from 10 am to 4 pm at 4200 Kansas Avenue NW.

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Get 20% off and an amazing literary experience for Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th

Get 20% off and an amazing literary experience for Independent Bookstore Day on April 27th

Saturday April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day. The DC Indie stores will be decked out and celebrating all day with special deals and events (story times, author events, parties, etc.). And this year, there will be extra awesomeness: DC bookstores are hosting the first-ever Bookstore Crawl!

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Join local children's author Nina Halper as she reads her latest book at Loyalty Books

Join local children's author Nina Halper as she reads her latest book at Loyalty Books

 Petworth children’s book author Nina Halper will be holding a reading of her book, “Sabra the Long-legged Goofy (mixed) Salukiat the newly opened Loyalty Books on Upshur Street, on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00am. All ages welcome to enjoy a reading and book signing!

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Come ridicule the Trump kakistocracy in a fiction book release party at Slash Run!

Come ridicule the Trump kakistocracy in a fiction book release party at Slash Run!

Petworth resident Philip Becnel just published his first book, Freedom City, a satire about post-Trump America with Trump dead and the new "alt-left" trying to save us all from the fascists. Hilarity ensues.

Join Philip at Slash Run (201 Upshur St NW) at 8pm on Friday, January 19th who will read from his book. Then stay for the band The Fuss who will entertain you for the rest of the night! 

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Book sale at Petworth Library on Saturday, 12/9

Book sale at Petworth Library on Saturday, 12/9

The Petworth Library's holiday tradition continues on Saturday December 9th with the Friends' of the Library annual holiday book sale. So while shopping the Upshur Street Arts and Crafts Festival, cross Georgia Avenue and find amazing values in current and historic fiction and nonfiction. 

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Walls of Books and Pablo Sierra capture hearts, minds and imaginations

Walls of Books and Pablo Sierra capture hearts, minds and imaginations

Pablo Sierra is finding his rhythm and getting a deeper understanding of how much there is to know about community engagement and bookselling at his store Walls of Books. The Park View store opened in January at 3325 Georgia Avenue and features more than 40,000 used books, and it's the first retail business Pablo has ever owned. From the very beginning, Pablo wanted his bookstore to be a community gathering place, and he’s made that happen through free weekly events, including kid’s story time, kid’s yoga, creative writing workshops and author readings.  

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Walls of Books hosts a fundraiser for DC African American Legacy Foundation

Walls of Books hosts a fundraiser for DC African American Legacy Foundation

Walls of Books, the new community bookstore on Georgia Avenue in Park View, is hosting a fundraiser for the DC African American Legacy Foundation (DCAALF), on Saturday, June 25th from 6-9pm. A percentage of money raised going to the DC Books to Prisons project (“Programs like ours are one of the few options available to prisoners seeking books.”).

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Petworth Library gets your kids ready for a summer of reading with Library-Con

Petworth Library gets your kids ready for a summer of reading with Library-Con

The "Library Con" at the Petworth Library is a semi-annual event held to promote summer-time reading programs for kids at the Library. With programs on Legos, Star Wars, anime, science and even face painting, it sounds like a great way to introduce reading to kids (or keep existing readers enthusiastic). Read more for details...

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Book & DVD sale at the Petworth Library this Sunday

Book & DVD sale at the Petworth Library this Sunday

This Sunday the Friends at Petworth Library is having a "Spring used book sale" at the Petworth Library. You'll find tons of fiction and non-fiction, hardcovers, paperbacks, art and coffee table books, CDs and DVDs and kids books.  

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Walls of Books grand opening and activities this weekend

Walls of Books grand opening and activities this weekend

Any neighborhood would be lucky to have even one bookstore located within a 10 miles — Petworth has an amazing library and the phenomenal Upshur Street Books. On Saturday, February 6th, we’ll officially have one more with the grand opening of Walls of Books.

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Walls of Books opens this week, grand opening in February

Walls of Books opens this week, grand opening in February

In one of the speediest openings I've seen, Park View's latest literary achievement, Walls of Books, is set to open on Wednesday, January 13th. The bookstore is located at 3325 Georgia Avenue NW and will sell used books primarily, with some new and best-sellers. 

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