This bookshop/café hybrid first opened its doors in Adams Morgan in 1960, and it’s become somewhat of an institution in the neighborhood. The space holds all types of community events, from traditional book signings to less traditional exercise classes and concerts, but there are also political events here, like a letter writing campaign for political prisoners, or a panel discussion about gender and race in film. The café’s Southern-inspired menu and constant soundtrack of jazz music in the background makes it a perfect place for getting work done.

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