7 Bookstores We Love in America's Most Literate City

Former US president Bill Clinton signs a copy of his book 'Back to Work' at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington on
Former US president Bill Clinton signs a copy of his book 'Back to Work' at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington on December 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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!

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