Pop-Up Used Bookstore Opening in NoMa

by Andrew Ramonas May 6, 2015 at 11:40 am 0

Downtown Carpe Librum(Updated at 12:20 p.m.) NoMa will have its own independent bookshop — for a limited time.

The temporary shop, a branch of the Carpe Librum bookstore in downtown D.C., will open Monday at 140 M St. NE, just west of the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station.

The second Carpe Librum will sell used books, CDs and DVDs for at least part of the summer, said Robin Crowell, the development coordinator for Turning the Page, the nonprofit organization that runs Carpe Librum. Turning the Page has yet to determine when the pop-up will close, she said.

The 3,000-square-foot shop, which is larger than the downtown Carpe Librum, is expected to have 14,00 books for adults, 2,000 books for kids and 2,000 CDs and DVDs when it opens, she said. All of the items will cost between $1 to $4. The store also will accept donations.

The pop-up’s hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. this upcoming Monday though Friday. Normal hours will be 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

Crowell said her organization, which raises money to help D.C. students, is excited that the store will be an area with substantial foot traffic. The block includes the NoMa Harris Teeter and the soon-to-open Wunder Garten beer garden.

“We were very appreciative of the fact that NoMa is getting bigger and better all the time,” Crowell said.

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