A beloved Dupont Circle book shop now has a little more breathing room.
Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW) unveiled its newly renovated space over the weekend. We first reported the shop was expanding into the former Willie T’s Lobster Shack space at 1511 Connecticut Ave. NW earlier this month.
The expanded space is stocked with dozens of tomes in all kinds of genres. Workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the new area when a Borderstan reported visited earlier this morning.
— Kramerbooks (@kramerbooks) November 28, 2016
The shop is also adding new kinds of books, a coffee bar and more space for events, Kramerbooks owner Steve Salis told The Washington Post. Renovations are scheduled to continue at the store over the next 18 months.
“There’s so much history here,” Salis told the Post. “My goal is to bring back some of that flair and energy.”