Our History

Located in the heart of our nation’s capital on the corner of 19th & G Street N.W., Reiter’s Books is a treasure for DC’s great minds and big thinkers. Established in 1936, Reiter’s is one of a few woman-owned booksellers in the world that is focused on bringing scientific, medical and technical books directly to the community. From finance, economics, math and medicine to design, architecture, politics and policy, Reiter’s has what you’re looking for. We also carry Littmann Stethoscopes, Welch Allyn Diagnostic Sets and other pocket medical equipment and puzzles, games and toys for thinking children of all ages.

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits. Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint. Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you. More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.