Celebrate International Literacy Day on Sept. 8 At These Washington, D.C. Bookstores
Since 1967, the world has observed International Literacy Day on Sept. 8 ever since it was declared a holiday by UNESCO to remind people of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.
This International Literacy Day, remind yourself of the joy of reading and the ability that it gives people of all ages to learn something new, savor a story or transport themselves to a new place at these Washington, D.C. bookstores. Many of them will also hold International Literacy Day events throughout the month.
East City Bookshop, located at 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE #100, Washington, D.C. which is eight minutes from your 1331 Maryland apartment, is an independent, neighborhood shop offering books in all genres and gifts, plus regular community events.
Since their opening in 2016, East City Bookshop has become a gathering place for book lovers of all ages. It’s a place to talk about books and ideas, to learn something new or to revisit something you once knew well. By offering author events, book clubs and other events, they want to connect you with the books and ideas you want and need – and some that maybe you didn’t even know you wanted and needed.
Solid State Books, located at 600F H St NE, Washington, D.C. which is four minutes from your 1331 Maryland apartment, is an indie neighborhood source for books with a coffee bar serving caffeinated drinks, beer and wine.
Solid State Books is a full-service general interest bookstore with a deep and diverse selection of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as gifts curated to appeal to customers of all ages. They have the city’s favorite children’s books section and programming that includes author readings and signings, children’s story hours, book groups, local interest panels, political conversations and more.
645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE #100, Washington, D.C. 20003
600F H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002