Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC  20036

Phone: (202) 387-1462

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Kramers is a DC institution located in the heart of Dupont Circle. The carefully curated bookstore is adjoined by a cozy bar & glass-enclosed restaurant/cafe in the back.

Bookstore, cafe, bar. Local, independent, unique. A DC favorite since 1976.

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Business Information


Dress Code: Casual
General Manager: Peter Conner, Cafe; Scott Abel, Bookstore
Parking: Street
Payment Options: Visa, Amex, Mastercard, Discover
Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee, Drinks
Restaurant Services: Takes Reservations, Walk-ins, Group-Friendly, Takeout, Has Waiters, Outdoor Seating

Categories: American Restaurant, Bar, Book Store

Hours

Mon: 12:00 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Tue: 12:00 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Wed: 12:00 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu: 12:00 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri: 12:00 am - 1:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat: 12:00 am - 3:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 12:00 am - 3:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am



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Events

Post Script!  A Kramerbooks Favorite at Your Door Each Month

Post Script! A Kramerbooks Favorite at Your Door Each Month
12:00 am - 05/01/2019

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

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Past Events

Maxim Loskutoff for Come West and See

Maxim Loskutoff for Come West and See
06:30 pm - 05/16/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

This searing debut reimagines the American West through linked stories describing a violent rural separatist movement. Come West and See is a work both timely and...

Richard Allen and Kathleen Kennedy for RFK

Richard Allen and Kathleen Kennedy for RFK
06:30 pm - 05/03/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedy’s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim....

Cam Simpson and Jeff Zeleny for the Girl from Kathmandu

Cam Simpson and Jeff Zeleny for the Girl from Kathmandu
06:30 pm - 04/23/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From a top Bloomberg correspondent comes the shocking story of the massacre of a group of Nepalese men working as Defense contractors for the United States Government...

Scott Tong for a Village with My Name

Scott Tong for a Village with My Name
06:30 pm - 04/19/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From a veteran Marketplace correspondent comes a work that is as much a family history as it is a story of a superpower's globalization. Written in the engaging,...

Simba Sana for Never Stop

Simba Sana for Never Stop
06:30 pm - 04/18/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In his wrenching memoir, Never Stop, Simba Sana candidly reveals how the culmination of his experiences growing in isolation with a single mother suffering from...

Steve Levingston for Kennedy and King

Steve Levingston for Kennedy and King
06:30 pm - 04/18/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

"Kennedy and King tells the story of two brilliant leaders who injected new meaning into the veins of American society. Together, their influence created a moral...

Steve Levingston for Kennedy and King

Steve Levingston for Kennedy and King
06:30 pm - 04/18/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

"Kennedy and King tells the story of two brilliant leaders who injected new meaning into the veins of American society. Together, their influence created a moral...

Kirstin Chen for Bury What We Cannot Take

Kirstin Chen for Bury What We Cannot Take
06:30 pm - 04/09/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In conversation with local author Nicole Chung (author for the forthcoming memoir, All You Can Ever Know). Kirstin Chen's new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take, is...

Kirstin Chen for Bury What We Cannot Take

Kirstin Chen for Bury What We Cannot Take
06:30 pm - 04/09/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In conversation with local author Nicole Chung (author for the forthcoming memoir, All You Can Ever Know). Kirstin Chen's new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take, is...

Meredith Goldstein for Can’t Help Myself, in Conversation with L

Meredith Goldstein for Can’t Help Myself, in Conversation with L
06:30 pm - 04/04/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Every day, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein takes on the relationship problems of thousands of dedicated readers. They look to her for wisdom on...

A Conversation with Cass Sunstein and Benjamin Wittes

A Conversation with Cass Sunstein and Benjamin Wittes
06:00 pm - 03/29/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Ticket includes admission and one book. Join us for a conversation between Cass Sunstein and Benjamin Wittes about the new book, "Can it Happen Here?" "Provocative,...

Reid Wilson for Epidemic

Reid Wilson for Epidemic
06:30 pm - 03/27/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In December 2013, a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities,...

Hannah Jewell for She Caused a Riot

Hannah Jewell for She Caused a Riot
06:30 pm - 03/22/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

She Caused a Riot is an empowering, no-holds-barred look into a history set aside from the pompous men of yore. Written with a maniacal enthusiasm and hilarious...

BOOK Launch: Adrienne Benson for The Brightest Sun

BOOK Launch: Adrienne Benson for The Brightest Sun
06:30 pm - 03/20/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From a brand new literary talent comes an affecting story set in Sub-Saharan Africa that follows three women in their search for home and family. In this tender,...

Uzodinma Iweala for Speak No Evil

Uzodinma Iweala for Speak No Evil
06:30 pm - 03/18/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different...

Ted Scheinman for Camp Austen

Ted Scheinman for Camp Austen
06:30 pm - 03/14/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing. The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent...

Conversation with Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Conversation with Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts
06:30 pm - 03/13/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us for a conversation between Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts on their respective books, Code Girls and Suffragists in Washington, D.C. In 1942, reeling...

Conversation with Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Conversation with Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts
06:30 pm - 03/13/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us for a conversation between Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts on their respective books, Code Girls and Suffragists in Washington, D.C. In 1942, reeling...

Kramers Book Club: Women's National Book Association

Kramers Book Club: Women's National Book Association
06:30 pm - 03/01/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Read and discuss works by fantastic female authors in a book group presented in partnership with the Women’s National Book Association (great acronym). Tabitha...

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