Carpe Librum Bookstore Pop-Up — Now Extended!



1350 I Street NW

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Originally planned through the end of January, this pop-up has been extended on a month-to-month basis!

For a limited time, D.C. nonprofit Turning the Page has a popup bookstore just across from Franklin Park. Carpe Librum, meaning “seize the book,” is more than just a store. These stacks of books for sale are a fundraiser for the organization’s effort to help public school students succeed by giving families the resources they need to be active participants in their child’s education.

The store — where you’ll find used books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl each for $6 or less — is Carpe Librum’s first indoor location since the start of the pandemic.

And if you’re one to read books quickly, know that the Turning the Page team will be restocking the bookshelves daily.

Have books that are in good shape and you don’t need anymore? Carpe Librum accepts donations, too.


11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Noon to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Learn more about Turning the Page