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Carpe Librum

Used books, CDs & DVDs

Seize the book at Carpe Librum, a nonprofit used bookstore in downtown Washington, D.C. With a constantly evolving inventory of thousands of gently used books, CDs & DVDs in dozens of categories there is truly something for everyone. Proceeds benefit D.C. education nonprofit Turning the Page, whose parent engagement programs in D.C. public school communities support strong learning environments both in the classroom and at home.

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Carpe Librum in Farragut (open year-round)
1030 17th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(close to both Farragut North and Farragut West metro stations)

Carpe Librum Pop-Up in NoMa (for a limited time only!)
1275 First St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(in the former Tynan Coffee and Tea space)


Monday – Friday: 11am – 7:30pm
Saturday: 11:30am - 6pm

*Donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs accepted at Carpe Librum locations whenever open*

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