Upshur Books Coming to Petworth

April 24, 2014

Paul Ruppert is the latest restaurateur to try his hand at bookselling in Washington, D.C. In September he plans to open Upshur Books, an 800 sq. ft. general bookstore, next to his six-month old Petworth Citizen bar and restaurant in the Northwest section of the city along Upshur Street. In addition to the bar and restaurant, Petworth Citizen includes a Reading Room that serves as a free lending library, where people can drop off and borrow books. Ruppert estimated that about 50 books get donated, and the same number get borrowed, each week. (Publishers Weekly)

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