Capitol Hill Books

Capitol Hill Books
657 C Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

(202) 544-1621


Capitol Hill Books is a used bookstore located on historic Capitol Hill in Washington DC, with two cozy floors of quality used books, first editions and rare books.  

We are open EVERY day, from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekends.  (We are closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day)

We are located directly across from Eastern Market, two blocks from the Eastern Market metro stop  and just a short walking distance from the United States Capitol, The Library of Congress, and The Supreme Court.   Please click here for Driving Directions to our store.

Please click HERE to learn more about the history of the store and to view scenes from around and inside Capitol Hill Books. 

If you are searching for a particular book, please stop by the store, and we'll help you find it. We have a small staff, a constantly changing inventory and a shop that's sometimes bustling with bibliophiles, so thank you for understanding we are not able to assist with book searches via email or phone.  A few of our first edition books are listed on the Advanced Book Exchange, otherwise known as   We encourage you to SEARCH or BROWSE our books through ABE.

We have many, many more books in the store than are listed online.  To get a real taste of everything we have to offer, we recommend that you come in for a visit.   We have fiction books in the fiction room (hard cover & paperbacks), mystery books in the Mystery Room, foreign language books in the bathroom, cookbooks in the kitchen on the kitchen sink, business books with the lawyers in the Business Closet, cultural biographies in the Cultural Closet, and a Weird Section for those who like witches, dreams, and things that go bump in the night.  We also have books on history, philosophy, travel, Washington DC, theology, psychology, politics (of course), games, art and more.  

Every bit of space in the store has a book, and there really is one here, somewhere, for you.  

If we don't have what you want in the store, we will try to find it for you at an estate sale or auction.  We are always ready to accept your DONATIONS of used books.   We will also purchase your books according to our Purchase Policy.

Capitol Hill Books is a member of the Washington Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (WABA). 

See some photos recently taken of the store HERE, and our The Sun Also Rises book catalog HERE.

See our latest and only "blog" entry here

Thank you for visiting! 


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