Here is Wally, the cute and precocious beagle of a great customer of ours. Whenever he comes, everyone in the store goes gaga over him and Wally loves the attention. He also loves the doggie treats we keep behind the counter. Wally is a wonderfully well-behaved dog, who rarely (well usually) grumbles when he is inside the store. He usually comes in right after playing with the squirrels in Civic Center Park, so he is laconic and happy at Capitol Hill Books.
If you have a well-behaved dog, feel free to bring him or her inside the store. We have some doggie treats for them if they would like some and they’ll certainly get lots of attention from our customers and staff. Just make sure they are on a leash and under your control at all times or unfortunately they will have to leave.
We also have 169 books on pets at the store, so if you need any help on choosing, training or taking care of your pet, we probably have that too.
Hanging in the clearance corner
In any economy, it’s a good idea to save money. Since our books are already discounted, you save money by choosing Capitol Hill Books over a new bookstore.
However, Capitol Hill Books has an even cheaper way to get your book jones on. Our clearance corner has a wide variety of books in good condition for as little as $.50 to $2. And its good stuff too: lots of hardcover mysteries, and interesting nonfiction books.
You can check out our window displays while browsing the carts
And if you just need a book but only got a tiny bit of dough, be sure to check out the carts we have just outside of the store. Paperbacks are only a quarter, and hardcovers just 50 cents. And since the money from those books goes to local nonprofits, you can feel great inside and out knowing that your book purchase is helping others in the community.
You can check out all our photos on our Flickr page.
Here’s a wide shot. We certainly have a lot of books (this is only part of one of our three rooms). The woman reading was nice to stay in the photo after we asked if she minded being on the web site. If you want to be on our site, let us know, and if someone has a camera we’ll get you in a funny pose and put it up. We have no shame.
Ok, so it's a little blurry up close.
Now you feel inspired, don't you?
And to end on a relatively dumb note:
New decoration in the Science section. We have tons of random decorations (and even more hidden in the basement, waiting for the right time to come out).