PSA: Idle Time Books

Sometimes I think there’s a place you’ve just got to know about and my Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will give you the full skinny.


With a few minutes to spare after lunch in DC, Albert and I stopped into Idle Time Books, the store in Adams Morgan selling old, rare, and out of print books.  Ok let’s be honest: I saw the bookstore and told Albert to hold off before calling the Uber so I could have a few minutes to poke around.

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Idle Time has a little of everything.  Most are old (think 80s) and there’s a lot of random (magazines, cookbooks, etc.), but that’s what makes it fun to go through.  I found a random book about birds in French that I allllmost purchased for $40…but decided to go with a copy of The Great Santini (by my favorite author, Pat Conroy) for only $3.50.  Since I didn’t have cash, my beau bought it for me…ain’t he sweet?

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Idle Time Books is nothing fancy.  You certainly won’t find the latest and greatest, but if you’re looking to kill some time by discovering something new, you’re bound to find a book you’ll enjoy.  Plus, it’s super charming.