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!Read More
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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
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.Read More
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.”).Read More
The areas's newest bookstore, Walls of Books, officially opened up Saturday morning with a ribbon cutting, a custom cake and lots of guests and customers. It's a risky business opening up a new retail establishment, especially a bookstore. Looking at the inside of Walls of Books, located at 3325 Georgia Avenue, I think owner Pablo Sierra has something great happening.Read More
Besides staying up late to write blog posts, I also stay up way too late to read. For me, being in a bookstore, surrounded by books of all shapes, colors and sizes is a favorite past-time. I even managed a bookstore back in college for a few years. That’s why I was an early Kickstarter supporter of our first, very excellent neighborhood bookstore, Upshur Street Books. And it’s why I’m really interested and excited about the new Park View bookstore opening in January, Walls of Books.Read More
I heard from Brightwood resident Pablo Sierra today that he's opening a new, family-focused bookstore in Park View called Walls of Books. As an avid reader (and admitted Kindle addict), I'm thrilled at the idea of another hardcopy bookstore opening up in the area.
Learn more about the bookstore, after the break:Read More