Second Story Books, Washington DC

#17 of 23 in Shopping in Washington DC
Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Second Story Books is located in Washington DC. To visit Second Story Books on your holiday in Washington DC, and find out what else Washington DC has to offer, use our Washington DC.
Create an itinerary including Second Story Books
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Second Story Books reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
24 reviews
  • My kindle was dead and I couldn't find the charging cord. So at one of the museums, one of the guides recommended the book store. It wasn't too find walking from the DuPont metro. It took a minute....  more »
  • I found lots of treasures here and was impressed with the extensive selection of art and history books.  more »
  • An amazing place to browse if you love books. There is no shortage of rare titles and first editions, and treasures can be found on every shelf. I could spend a lifetime there. It’s pricey, though. This is more a high-end shop for collectors than a place to pick up a few choice titles to decorate your shelf. Unlike many other well-known used book shops, Second Story does not have a large selections of inexpensive paperbacks and cheap later editions for those who are just looking for a good read.
  • It may just be the best book store in the world! Each visit produces new delights - books that one didn’t know existed. This ability to surprise, lost in retail bookstores today, is its central attraction

Plan your trip to Washington DC

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.