Geet Jeswani, special to wtop.com
WASHINGTON – When shoppers enter a historic, converted house at 657 C St. SE in Eastern Market, they are greeted by a sage voice, emanating from a man who claims to be 103 years old.
“Fiction is upstairs, non-fiction this level,” says Jim Toole, who recites the information on autopilot once the creaky door is opened.
Toole is the owner of Capitol Hill Books, a used bookstore in Southeast that is home to more than 20,000 books. No, that is not a typo.
“There are many, many exceptions to that statement