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Kramers is an iconic independent bookstore, versatile events space, award-winning restaurant, and illustrious bar — all in one. Since 1976, Kramers has been the quintessential gathering place for friendly locals, curious visitors, highfalutin foodies, happy hour revelers, comedy lovers, jazz experts, authors, intellectuals, and frankly, everyone else, too.

All Day

Featuring a new menu created by Chef Vincent Griffith, who was part of Jonathon Sawyer's James Beard award-winning team, All Day by Kramers is largely inspired by modern American cuisine with touches of French influence. The solarium dining space has been refreshed with greenery and bookish murals illustrating the history of Kramers. We also have a covered patio and additional outdoor seating with tents. Breakfast is served all day!

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Shop Online & Local

Can't visit us in the store? Check us out on Bookshop.org for new releases, staff picks, and curated reading lists. Get books shipped to your door (or nationwide) and help support your local independent bookstore.

You can always count on the Kramers’ book buyer and staff to surface the best, brightest and boldest new releases and classics, and to dig up undiscovered gems and authors on the rise.

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Did you know? We were selected as an OpenTable Diners' Choice, which includes top-rated restaurants in the DMV area. Celebrate your next occasion with us!

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