bookstore and cafe
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe4
Why locals love it
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is known by just about everyone in town. Right in the heart of Dupont Circle, Kramerbooks is open 24 hours on the weekends and hosts live music nightly from Wednesday thru Saturday. This is a space for readers and brunchers alike, with a select curation of books in an array of categories.
Why you should visit it
Book lovers will be thrilled with extensive sections in poetry, history, and travel among others. The cafe is a great place to continue your book talk over coffee, brunch, or drinks. Kramerbooks has been a neighborhood staple since the late 70s and it seems it will be a landmark for a long time to come.
Kramerbooks gained extra attention in the 90s during the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal when they refused to disclose what books Lewinsky had purchased.