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Kramer Books

Category Books & Magazines


1517 Connecticut Avenue NW View on Google Maps
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 387-1400

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Kramers first opened its doors amid the Bicentennial celebrations of 1976. At the time of its opening, it was the first bookstore/café in Washington DC. Over the years, through expansions, subpoenas, and innumerable neighborhood changes, much of our business has remained constant, notably our commitment to providing our patrons with access to the best books we can procure and to the most delicious, varied food we can produce. 

The bookstore has reopened for socially distant in-store shopping.

  • Order books for curbside pickup or local delivery in an hour or less with Postmates!
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  • Eyes need a rest? Kramers is on! Now you can stick it to the man and support your local indie bookstore instead of those other guys. Monthly audiobook subscriptions and single purchases are available with over 150,000 titles and new releases added every week! 
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Nearby Dining

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  • Panera Bread To-Go1528 Connecticut Avenue NW (132 feet W)
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  • Foxtrot Market1601 Connecticut Avenue NW (183 feet NW)
  • Nearby Services

  • Bookclub B.S. (Barber Studio)1521 Connecticut Avenue NW (23 feet N)
  • Tessa Suppes, MA, LPC1555 Connecticut Avenue NW (51 feet N)
  • Diego's Hair Salon1901 Q Street NW (174 feet N)
  • Dream Weavers Extensions, Inc1601 Connecticut Avenue NW (218 feet NW)