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

Thursday, September 29, 7 - 9pm  ••OFFSITE EVENT••  Poet Terrence Hayes at The Hill Center.  ECB will sell books at the event. 

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 - 8pm Tim Krepp Reads DC Ghost Stories.  Spooky stories with the author of Capitol Hill Haunts and Ghosts of Georgetown, to get you in the mood for Halloween!

Monday, October 17, 6:30 - 8pm ECB Fiction Book Club discusses The Sellout by Paul Beatty with facilitator Donna Sokol.  Free and open to all!

Wednesday, October 19, 3:30 - 5:30pm Educators Open House. Come by to see how ECB can work with you!  Enjoy light refreshments, prize drawings, and browse our selections.

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

September Diaper Drive  Drop off unused, disposable diapers all month long for DC Diaper Bank.  You'll find our collection bin next to the cash registers.

Tuesday, September 27, 6 - 8pm Banned Books Reading featuring Louis Bayard, David Swinson, Neely Tucker, and more! Plus, free food and wine, and prize drawing for free books!

Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 - 8pm NEW non-fiction book club at East City Bookshop, Reality Lit, discusses Ghettoside by Jill Leovy.  Free and open to all!

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