We're number one -- again!
For the third year in a row, Washington, D.C. was named America's most literate city by Central Connecticut State University.
What makes Washington unique is that while some big box bookstores have been pushed out (so long, Georgetown Barnes & Noble), plenty of independent bookshops are still going strong thanks to loyal patrons who support the same stores for decades. Even President Obama gets in on the local bookstore love -- he's supported 'Small Business Saturday' for two years in a row with purchases at Dupont Circle's Kramerbooks and Arlington's One More Page.
While there are plenty of great places around town to buy a book, score secondhand CDs or hear a literary lecture, here are 7 of our favorite spots. Did we miss your top pick? Tell us in the comments!