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Adams Morgan Stories: Idle Time Books

“It seems like a nice name – but of course, there is no idle time.”

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Val Morgan is as much an Adams Morgan fixture as her two-story book shop; Idle Time Books has been in the neighborhood since 1981, with shelves to the ceiling, and a sense of community stacked just as tall.

Books from her collection make up the curated micro-libraries in every room at the LINE, and we’re proud to call Val a neighbor, and a friend. Press play for the Full Service Radio interview, and insight on this city – and this neighborhood – from the perspective of a longtime resident and small business owner.

Full Service Radio is a community radio station, broadcasting live from the lobby of the LINE DC.

Photos by Emma McAlary

Music by The National Reserve, Kenny Brown, Flash Frequency & Odetta Hartman.