Best Take-One-Leave-One Bookshelf
1400 Irving St. NW No. 107
Why is Tynan’s take-one-leave-one bookshelf awesome? Because of the foot traffic. At the coffee shop next to the Columbia Heights Metro station, its steady flow of creative-leaning customers toss in enough lit journals and poetry collections to keep the shelf fresh. Of course, it does offer the expected stacks of romance novels and murder mysteries, but this is no inert, out-of-date textbook wasteland. If you stop by today to rummage through the shelf and come up empty-handed, just try again tomorrow.