Photo by Sloane Dakota Tucker.

Photo by Sloane Dakota Tucker.

Duende Partner Boutique Bookstores


We're reuniting with A Creative DC from Oct. 13 - Dec. 31

Shop new & old favorites by the best PoC writers out today, view work from our Duende artists in residence & attend author events & writing workshops.

Located in the Wild Hand Studio on the Brookland Arts Walk

Hours of Operation in December:

Wednesday: 12 - 6 p.m.

Thursday: 12 - 6 p.m.

Friday: 12 - 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

(Open Monday, Dec. 24 from 12-6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday, Dec. 25)


DUENDE @ Toli Moli in Union Market

Duende District has partnered with the Burmese eatery/bodega, Toli Moli, for a one-year pop-up!

The Duende @ Toli Moli bookstore will focus on cookbooks and children's books by and about the Asian diaspora, with a few Duende favorites thrown in as well. Come check out the hottest new spot at Union Market!

1309 5th St NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 


DUENDE @ Women In the Arts

You can now find a Duende District rotating display in the National Museum of Women In the Arts gift shop! Each display has been carefully curated by Duende owner Angela Maria Spring on a specific theme relating to a museum exhibit.

In addition, look for upcoming Women In the Arts & Duende District partnered events & programming.

1250 New York Ave NW

Washington, DC 20005


Duende @ Walls of Books D.C.

We are so excited to announce we're moving into our new home at Walls of Books D.C., partnering fellow Latinx owners (y buenos amigos) Pablo Sierra & Karen Coca!

Shop Duende District's curated selection of the best in new adult, children's & teen books by people of color year-round at Walls of Books D.C.

3325 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Saturday: 11 a.m, – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


The vision of Duende District was born from bookseller and poet Angela Maria Spring’s desire to truly shift the idea of what a bookstore community can be and redefine the operational structure of traditional bookselling. Duende District’s first retail venture as an entrepreneurial literature startup incubated within Artomatic 2017. Since then, Duende District has hosted pop-up bookstores and author events all over the DMV & created a new vendor boutique bookstore model for long-term partner locations.

“It is time for a bookstore that specifically supports and empowers people of color in the book world. Duende District’s mission is to create a new space shaped by people of color at senior-level positions (buyers, event planners, creative directors, etc.) to create an authentic intersectional conversation and high-quality bookstore that everyone is invited to take part in.” - Angela Maria Spring