Washington D.C. Resident to Open a New Independent Bookstore

By Maryann Yin Comment

East City Bookshop Logo (GalleyCat)Laurie Gillman, a resident of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington D.C., plans to establish a new independent bookstore.

The East City Bookshop will feature a selection of toys, gifts, and books. The brick-and-mortar store will host author events and book club gatherings.

Here’s more from the Capitol Hill Corner website: “The shop is planning a grand opening celebration the weekend of April 30 which will continue through Sunday, May 1, coinciding with this year’s Literary Hill Bookfest at Eastern Market. A soft opening is planned for the first few weeks of April. The announcement is in keeping with the quiet revival of independent book sellers in an era which has seen the closing of one chain bookstore outlet after another.” (via the Melville House website)

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