Photo by Sloane Dakota Tucker.

Photo by Sloane Dakota Tucker.

DUENDE @ The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria

May 4 - July 8

Duende District is headed to back to northern Virginia! Our next pop-up collaboration is with The Torpedo Factory on the Potomac Riverfront in Alexandria.

105 N, Union St.

Alexandria, Va., 22314

Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m, – 6 p.m. 
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

More information on our events schedule to come!


Permanent Pop-Ups

DUENDE @ MahoganyBooks in The Anacostia Arts Center

We are so excited to partner with MahoganyBooks as a permanent pop-up within their first brick-and-mortar bookstore venture at The Anacostia Arts Center!

Shop all your Duende PoC Favorites, as well as the MahoganyBooks curated selection of books by and about the African diaspora.

1231 Good Hope Rd SE

Washington, D.C. 20020

Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. & by event
Saturday: 10 a.m, – 7 p.m. & by event
Sunday: 12 a.m. – 4 p.m. & by event

Phone: 202-844-2062


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 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. 


The vision of Duende District was born from bookseller and poet Angela M. 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. Duende’s pop-up store at Artomatic featured fiction, art books, graphic novels, and children books by some of the most talented authors and illustrators of color today.

Until the establishment of a brick and mortar store, Duende District will continue to take advantage of opportunities to partner with local community events as a pop-up bookstore.

“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