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Upshur Street Books, which opened in November 2014, is transitioning to a new owner and a new bookstore concept. Hannah Oliver Depp, who has been working as the managing partner of Upshur Street Books, is taking full ownership of the store from current owner Paul Ruppert.Read More
With DC home to many avid readers, myself included, I wondered what wider trends my neighbors were reading. Katie Presley, buyer for Upshur Street Books in Petworth and Pablo Sierra, owner of Walls of Books in Park View, provided a look at what tops our neighborhood bestseller lists and what 2017 trends might shape reading lists for 2018.Read More
WTOP is running a Best of DC poll to pick the best pizza joint, best bookstore, best rooftop view and a few other key topics. Our own Upshur Street Books and Timber Pizza are in the running, so head over and give them a vote to support Petworth businesses! Voting ends on September 9th at 5pm.
One of the benefits of having a literary establishment in our neighborhood is the opportunity to meet writers and historians and listen to author readings of their work.
On Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm, Upshur Street Books (827 Upshur St NW) is hosting Dr. Amina Hassan, who will read from her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist.Read More