This quiet bookstore is a great place to get lost in the stacks. The books are well chosen, you won't find just anything here. The history & political science sections are strong, I've found good poetry here, and the fiction section does not disappoint. My favorite sections to browse are the gardening & home design walls and the Washington, DC section, which is very strong. The staff is very helpful and easy to talk to. They take trade ins of used books - take the store credit option, set up a tab and have a look around. Riverby will reward you each time.