Originally posted by Barbara:
Jon, I believe you're thinking of MysteryBooks on Connecticut, right off Dupont Circle.

You're right. That was a careless mental agglomeration on my part -- I've visited both, and the names ran together in my head. And it's a little unusual for one metropolitan area to have two unrelated mystery bookstores. (I was about to say that Philadelphia is another exception, with one in the city and another on the Main Line in [I think] Bryn Mawr; but when I drove by the latter earlier this month, it was gone. I hope it's just moved, but I fear the worst.)

Only 2 years ago, the Washington Post had an article about the rebirth of Bethesda as a happening sort of place, worth strolling aorund and immersing oneself in. And now... well, you said it, it's sad.

[This message has been edited by Jon (edited 08-18-2001).]