CoverSpy DC

A team of book nerds hits the metro, streets, parks, and bars to find out what DC is reading now. A chapter of the agency based in New York. Always recruiting.
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Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (F, 20s, empty Starbucks cup, big watch, front section folded over, Dupont Circle)

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (F, 20s, empty Starbucks cup, big watch, front section folded over, Dupont Circle)

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, Allen C. Guelzo (M, 60s, sitting at bar @RightProperBeer, earplugs in, bike helmet on bar)
Title Unknown, Author Unknown (M, 40s, font set large, navy wifebeater, cut-off jeans, Dupont Circle)

Title Unknown, Author Unknown (M, 40s, font set large, navy wifebeater, cut-off jeans, Dupont Circle)

Me Before You, @Jojomoyes (F, 30s, @DCPL copy, pink bookmark, navy maxidress and bag, mouth slightly open, 96 bus)

Me Before You, @Jojomoyes (F, 30s, @DCPL copy, pink bookmark, navy maxidress and bag, mouth slightly open, 96 bus)

China Goes West, @JoelBackaler (M, 30s, Starbucks cup of water, heavily annotating, slumped on bench, Dupont Circle)
Dark Places, Gillian Flynn (F, 30s, blue and white dress, hair in bun, carrying travel mug, looking composed, near Dupont Circle)

Dark Places, Gillian Flynn (F, 30s, blue and white dress, hair in bun, carrying travel mug, looking composed, near Dupont Circle)

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy (M, 30s, green/white plaid tie, silver ring on index finger, sunglasses, Dupont Circle)

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy (M, 30s, green/white plaid tie, silver ring on index finger, sunglasses, Dupont Circle)

The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina Henriquez (F, 20s, 90 bus, library copy, jean shorts, colorfully embroidered white tank, curly hair in bun, glasses)

The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina Henriquez (F, 20s, 90 bus, library copy, jean shorts, colorfully embroidered white tank, curly hair in bun, glasses)

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (M, 30s, jeans, denim shirt, messenger bag on lap after spy almost sat on it (sorry!), Orange Line)

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (M, 30s, jeans, denim shirt, messenger bag on lap after spy almost sat on it (sorry!), Orange Line)

Title Unknown, Author Unknown (F, 20s, white shirt, curly hair up, resting chin on fist, dark green bag, Dupont Circle)

Title Unknown, Author Unknown (F, 20s, white shirt, curly hair up, resting chin on fist, dark green bag, Dupont Circle)

Eldest, Christopher @paolini (F, 20s, just starting, strapless navy maxidress, earbuds, big gold watch, Dupont metro platform)

Eldest, Christopher @paolini (F, 20s, just starting, strapless navy maxidress, earbuds, big gold watch, Dupont metro platform)

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays, David Foster Wallace (F, 20s, navy/white striped ballet flats, cream jacket, stuck on page 50 for a while, Dupont Circle)
The Samson Option, Seymour M. Hersh (M, 50s, no dust jacket, tote bag, mustache, tagless white T, Orange Line)

The Samson Option, Seymour M. Hersh (M, 50s, no dust jacket, tote bag, mustache, tagless white T, Orange Line)

The Cairo Trilogy, Naguib Mahfouz (M, 20s, big iced coffee, red/white/blue checked shirt, took call from Ryan, Dupont Circle)

The Cairo Trilogy, Naguib Mahfouz (M, 20s, big iced coffee, red/white/blue checked shirt, took call from Ryan, Dupont Circle)

“I don’t feel much pride when, on the way to somebody’s house for dinner, I stuff several books into my handbag for…well, for what? Can I really not manage a brief subway ride without textual support? Is that normal? Are there other people who, when watching a documentary set in a prison, secretly think, as I have, ‘Wish I had all that time to read’?”

—   Zadie Smith, you’re normal to me.