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Busboys and Poets opened its fifth restaurant, located in the Monroe Street Market development near the Brookland-Edgewood border, at the start of the new year. The spot aims to up the franchise’s literary cred: It’ll host a slew of writing workshops and serve as home base for both the Beltway Poetry Slam, which won the National Poetry Slam for the first time in its history last year, and the inaugural outpost of Busboys’ forthcoming Politics & Prose-run bookshops. But every Busboys location peddles its fair share of radical reads, vegan cookbooks, and activist manuals. Here’s the most popular book sold at each of the anti-empire’s bookstores.

Popular overall A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn


Shirlington Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz


14th & V & Hyattsville Hip Hop Speaks to Children edited by Nikki Giovanni

5th & K Black Prophetic Fire by Cornel West


Photo courtesy of Busboys and Poets