A new bookstore with a laid-back vibe and tens of thousands of new and used books to buy is coming soon to Georgia Avenue.
Walls of Books, a store set to open at 3325 Georgia Ave. NW on Dec. 12, will include a literal wall of 30,000 books in English and Spanish, said owner Pablo Sierra.
Sierra, who lives in Brightwood, said he hopes the new bookstore will become a hangout for the neighborhood.
“People like bookstores,” Sierra said. “This is where I wanted to open up. I like this community and I wanted to provide something to it.”
Sierra said the 2,400 square foot space will include book shelves alongside space for couches and chairs to read.
“It’s a great big space. It’s wide-open,” Sierra said. “It’ll be a pretty chill environment. I want this to be a place where people can sit down.”
Sierra said most books will cost between $5 and $10. In addition to selling books, the forthcoming store will also buy them from residents. And Sierra added that he’ll also sling lively conversation, free of charge.
“We’re really excited to be part of the community,” Sierra said. “I love books. I love reading. … Reading is great, but reading as a community is better.”
Photo courtesy of Pablo Sierra
The Connecticut Avenue second-hand bookstore and vintage clothing boutique, Kultura’s, is closing this week. The store’s last day of business is this Sunday, Dec. 2.
According to one of the store’s owner, Irene Coray, Kultura’s has been a part of the DC scene for about 20 years, in various locations. However, the plan for the next move is to the West Coast, Los Angeles, to be specific.
But from now until Sunday, customers can enjoy 50 percent off all merchandise. Kultura’s is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon until 8 pm, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 am until 10 pm and on Sunday from 11 am until 7 pm.