By: John Muller
The following is our first article written by a guest author. John Muller is a former reporter for the Washington Times and current contributor to Capital Community News, Greater Greater Washington and other D.C. area media. He is the author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (History Press, 2012), a finalist for the DC Public Library’s 2013 DC Reads, and leads tours of Old Anacostia. This article is excerpted from his forthcoming Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: Adventures of a Capital Correspondent, set for publication later this fall.
If you’ve ever spent time at Capitol Hill Books, on C Street SE across from Eastern Market, and spoken with owner Jim Toole you have experienced the tradition of an eclectic Washington bookstore and its cantankerous proprietor that dates back to the 19th and early 20th century.
|Inside the Old Curiosity Shop. Source: Around The Capital with Uncle Hank 1902.|