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Perfect for social distancing, you can have Capitol Hill Books all to yourself

Eastern Market’s used book store Capitol Hill Books announced Monday they would tackle the problems social distancing put to businesses in a different way, by switching to appointments only. Capitol Hill books is closing the shop to walk-ins but allowing readers a unique experience instead.

Readers can email the store to make a one-hour appointment with up to four people, and then have the whole store to themselves. The move is designed to protect against the spread of COVID-19, while also encouraging shoppers to still safely browse and buy books.

“I find it peaceful and daunting at the same time when I sit here by myself,” said co-owner Kyle Burk. “Peaceful in that I’m surrounded by all my friends, daunting in that I know I’m never going to live long enough to read all these books.”

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