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Book Browses: A Look inside Kramerbooks on Connecticut Avenue

Our first store is Kramerbooks on Connecticut Avenue, a charming bookstore, restaurant and bar that is popular with D.C. bookworms.

By: Isabella Basco and Angie Cruz

Fast Facts

Time of Our Visit: 9 am on a Monday morning.

Hours: 7:30 am – 1 am daily, Fridays and Saturdays  until 3:00 am

Brief History: Kramers opened in 1976 as one of the first book store/cafe’s in the Washington, DC area. The ability to provide guest with the newest books, freshest food, and a variety of drinks has kept their business consistent throughout the changes in DC.

Food: Not just another cafe in DC! Kramers has a full menu which can be found here. During our visit we hand the Traditional Benedict and the Buttermilk Pancakes, which did not disappoint. It is highly recommendable to pick your favorite book and sit down for a meal. The fresh produce

Wifi: no 😦

Drinks: Yes, they have a full bar. By clicking on the Beer, Wine & Cocktail link here, you can see their drink menu. But if you ever feel like going to a bar without the bar scene, Kramers is your spot. Right in between the book store and cafe, you will find a bar big enough to serve your favorite drinks, but small enough to feel comfortable.

Appointment necessary? No, feel free to just walk in! Although there are busy hours to be cautious during lunch and dinner times because it does get busy.

Events: Kramers has a full list of events including book signing and speaking engagements on their website. But you can also make reservations for your parties here.

Typical Audience: Indie book store junkies with an appreciation for the New York Times best seller list, great taste in beers, and fresh produce.

If this place were a band: Mumford & Sons – Awake My Soul 


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