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Pop-Up Used Bookstore in NoMa to Close Next Month

by Andrew Ramonas — August 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment

Carpe Librum in NoMa (Photo via Twitter/Carpe Librum)(Updated at 4:15 p.m.) NoMa is set to lose its only bookshop in the coming weeks, an official with the pop-up store said today.

Carpe Librum’s last day in the neighborhood is slated for Sept. 20, said Robin Crowell, the development manager for Turning the Page, the nonprofit organization that runs the pop-up used bookstore and its sister shop in downtown D.C.

“Overall, the NoMa pop-up was an enormous success,” she said in an email this afternoon.

Since opening in May at 140 M St. NE, Carpe Librum has sold about 15,000 used books, CDs and DVDs, raising about $45,000 to help D.C. students. It also has accepted about 6,000 book donations.

Turning the Page plans to open another pop-up bookstore somewhere in D.C. in the future, Crowell said. But the organization doesn’t have any definitive plans yet, she said.

Photo via Twitter/Carpe Librum

  • alicemthornton

    Carpe Librum has been so successful that they opened a permanent location at 17th between K and L downtown.

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