Whether to escape into a great mystery or fantasy, or to educate and enlighten in relationships, politics or the world, books still beat the Internet for truly diving into what makes Washington, D.C. iconic world wide. Whether you’ve lived here for years or are just visiting, these are the best books about the nation’s capital.
Known for politics, issues of race and activism, there’s a lot to write about in D.C. Some of D.C.’s own homegrown authors have published famous works. Here are the must-reads and local bookstores to interest any bookworm.