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Forty years ago Philip Levy opened Bridge Street on June 27th, 1980.


& now . . . We've reopened!






We are operating under limited capacity guidelines—five customers in the store at a time. Face masks are required, and please maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet.


Come by the store or order books at our online shop at Orders placed online will ship directly to you from our distributor. We would love to have a large celebration this year, but circumstances just don't allow it—however we need and very much appreciate your support.


We also continue to make curbside pickup available. Give us a call at 202 965 5200 or email & yes, Gift Cards are available!


Thank you for supporting Bridge Street. For 40 years!  

We're glad to be back, see you soon!


Founded in 1980, Bridge Street Books has been in operation longer than any other DC independent. We carry a wide selection of trade, university, and small press publications. Come check out well-curated Fiction, Poetry, Philosophy, History, Politics, and Art. We also carry diverse selections of Science, Music, Religion, Cultural Theory, Psychology, Black Studies, Judaica, Gender Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russia and Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, and many more genres!