I love books. So, I went to one of my favorite bookstore in Washington D.C. for my first Knight Training assignment. Second Story Books is a used bookstore just off Dupont Circle. You never know what you'll find there and that's probably why I like it so much. Nishant Dahiya
A second-hand bookstore located near Dupont Circle, Second Story has been around for 30 years now.
The store was recently renovated.
Most books are half the marked price. Those outside are even cheaper, normally $2/book
The books don't have bar-codes, so you cant walk up to one of the employees and ask if a book is available. But there is method to the madness.
Despite that name, they have more than books...
Books that have been sitting on the shelves for more than three years... are removed. Cheyenne Bsaies, a store employee, hauls away some from the Southeast Asian section.
One never knows what one may find!
Work days provide quiet moments...
...lunch hour gets crowded though!
The renovations suggest that they aren't too worried about the recession or the plethora of competition in the neighborhood.