bookstore

Local bookstore is alive again as My Dead Aunt’s Books

November 8, 2018

By TOM HINDLE — Bob Harper’s journey to find a new spot for his used book collection has been difficult. Following an extensive search, he found a home inside popular corner spot Tanglewood Works, stacking his prized used book collection high on rustic shelves in the store. He made his move [read more]

Bookstore opens in Riverdale

March 5, 2016

BY KIT SLACK — “A Wii?”  Robert Harper, owner of Riverdale’s new bookstore, furrowed his brows and pressed the phone closer to his ear.  “Oh. . .oh. . .weed. . . marijuana t-shirts. . . yeah. . . let’s hold on those for now. Thanks.”  He was speaking with Richard Hickock, one of [read more]

Busboys bookstore opens on namesake’s birthday

February 18, 2013

BY JOSH LOGUE — Many Busboys and Poets patrons know that its name comes from events in the life of Langston Hughes. Hughes was working as a busboy in Washington, D.C.’s Wardman Park Hotel when he met Vachel Lindsay, who happened to be dining there. He slipped one of his own poems, “The Weary [read more]

Busboys readies bookstore for grand opening

November 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Hyattsville has a bookstore again! It is a rarity these days, an independent bookstore. Housed in Busboys and Poets, it’s part of the successful retail StreetSense development. Manager Rodrigo Rioja describes it as a progressive bookstore, carrying books on topics such as [read more]
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