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The outlook for independent, brick-and-mortar bookstores has brightened in recent years. Sales of ebooks have leveled off, the big chains have shuttered a growing number of outlets or closed outright, and readers are seeking a sense of community. In the District, new stores like Upshur Street Books and East City Books are embracing the spirit of localism as the ranks of independent stores grow. We consider the health and heft of D.C.’s bookstore landscape with representatives from the oldest — and newest — shops in the city.
- Laurie Gillman Owner, East City Bookshop
- Jake Cumsky -Whitlock Head Buyer, Kramerbooks & Afterwords
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