A new, independent, community-focused bookstore on Capitol Hill


East City Bookshop: a gathering place for book lovers of all ages, a place to talk about books, ideas, to learn something new or revisit something you once knew well.  Providing top-notch customer service, author events, books clubs, and more.  We want to connect you with the books you want and need.  And some that maybe you didn’t even know you wanted and needed.

We also have a selection of toys, gifts, and bookish items that we love and think you might need to have for yourself or for someone you like a whole lot.

Upcoming Events

Special Events:

Saturday, October 22, 11am - 3pm Find us at the East of the River Book Festival, a celebration of Southeast's vibrant and diverse literary community!

Sunday, October 23, 6 - 7pm Pajama Storytime for ages 2 - 8, with a caregiver. Join us for milk and cookies and a bedtime story.

Tuesday, October 25, 6pm - 8pm Tom Zaniello discusses his book, California's Lamson Murder Mystery, a true unsolved whodunnit.

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 - 8pm Reality Lit, ECB's non-fiction bookclub, discusses Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt with facilitator Tricia Braun.  Free and open to all!

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 - 8pm Luisa Weiss leads a demonstration from her new book, Classic German Baking, featuring tools available from Hill's Kitchen.





Weekly Events:

Story Time every Tuesday at 11am!  Great for children ages 0 - 4, with a caregiver.


Hours:   Monday through Saturday, 10am - 8pm   ·  Sunday (new fall hours) 11am - 6pm