DC By the Book

DC By the Book

DC By The Book – Explore D.C. Like Never Before

DC By the Book is an interactive literary map of the District. At dcbythebook.org, you can:

  • Pinpoint passages from favorite books to the neighborhoods they mention
  • Explore the city through the eyes of local and nationally-known authors.
  • See how Washington has been depicted in fiction throughout the years, neighborhood by neighborhood.
Head over to DC By the Book today and explore your city in a whole new way!

Join us for book clubs on D.C.-based books:

River Cross My HeartThe Impeachment of Abraham LincolnThe Beautiful Things That Heaven BearsNowhere to RunHenry and ClaraBefore You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
March 30
1 p.m.

Southwest Library
River, Cross My Heart 
by Breena Clarke
April 18
7:30 p.m.

Georgetown Library 
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln 
by Stephen L. Carter 
April 22
6:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washingtoniana
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears 
by Dinaw Mengestu
April 30
4 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library,
Teen Space
Nowhere to Run by Claire Griffin
May 6
7 p.m.

Chevy Chase  Library
Henry and Clara 
by Thomas Mallon
May 20
6:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library,
Popular Library
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self 
by Danielle Evans

The project was developed by the DC Public Library with assistance from an LSTA grant and partnerships with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Cultural Tourism DC, the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., and public affairs firm Beekeeper Group.