On Bonifant Street:
"I like Kefa Cafe (963 Bonifant St.; 301-589-9337). The women who run it, Lene and Abeba Tsegaye, are just beautiful people. It’s a nice place to get a cup of coffee.
I get my books at Silver Spring Books (938 Bonifant St.; 301-587-7484). It’s run by my friend Cynthia Parker, an ex–probation officer and a very nice person."