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For the past decade, Barracks Row Main Street has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill’s historic 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor and to revitalize its business community.
The group’s focus is the five blocks of 8th Street that stretch south from Pennsylvania Ave S.E. to the terminus of 8th Street at the Washington Navy Yard along M Street, S.E.
Barracks Row is located eight blocks east of the U.S. Capitol.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016, 11:54 AM
East City Bookshop Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day with Grand Opening on April 30th
Washington, DC – East City Bookshop announces its Grand Opening lineup of events, featuring bestselling authors, local musicians, and a multitude of giveaways!
East City Bookshop will open its doors on April 30 with a Grand Opening Celebration from 10am – 8pm. The newly announced lineup of events includes:
This jam-packed day will transition from family-oriented events in the morning and early afternoon to the East City Bookshop After Dark program in the evening, featuring music and readings for teens and adults. Readers who participate in three or more activities on opening day will qualify for a special in-store coupon. Each reading will also be followed by a special giveaway, culminating in a grand prize drawing.
“We’re planning a classic, independent, community-minded bookstore, with a dynamic selection of books for people of all ages,” said owner Laurie Gillman, a 23-year resident of Capitol Hill. “This Grand Opening event celebrates the diversity of talent here in our neighborhood, and our commitment to serving you—our community of readers.”
East City Bookshop is located at 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The 3,200-square-foot shop carries fiction and nonfiction new books for all ages, as well as gifts and book-related items, toys, and art and craft supplies. East City Bookshop also carries letterpress cards, and a curated selection of prints and locally made items.
The shop will host author events, book clubs, story times for children, and other events inspired by the community.
Learn more at www.eastcitybookshop.com/.
Barracks Row Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets commercial district. Barracks Row Main Street is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.