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Quality of service: 5 ⭐
Punctuality: 4⭐
Accuracy of Estimate: 4.5 ⭐
Professionalism according to customers’ reviews: 5⭐

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About Bookstore Movers

Each and every staff member and mover at Bookstore Movers is committed to upholding these standards. Our crews here rise before the sun each day and work until each move is complete to each client’s preferences. We conduct intensive training upon hiring so we can provide the most professional, efficient, and careful crews to your move. We are well-read and can surprise you with our abilities to get the largest furniture pieces through the tightest corners.

Although growing, Bookstore Movers is an organization with small business values, a friends and family business. We strive to provide a smooth and stress-free move for each and every client and take the utmost care of your items as if they were our own. Working with Bookstore Movers is a smart move because we’ve built this operation from the ground up, working every day to make a transitional time in your life not only seamless but enjoyable as well!

Moving-Me about Bookstore Movers

Bookstore Movers was founded in DC by Matt Wixon in 2005. They offer residential and commercial jobs, and are ready to help out with everything from packing, to pod loads/unloads, to studio apartment moves, to full service 6+ bedroom moves. Their reputation among customers is crystal clear. They’ll bring the same level of integrity and professionalism to your move, whether it’s a studio apartment, a large house, office move, or some other moving need.

Bookstore Movers Licenses & Certificates

Bookstore Movers is fully licensed and insured to handle any type of move. Bookstore Movers is registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They also have FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) registration to legitimately perform interstate moves. The experience of the company and the training of the employees really set this company from others in the industry.

ICC MC number: 707471
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US D.O.T: 2005212
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Bookstore Movers Reviews

I used bookstore movers for my move this weekend and couldn't be happier with the service I received. This was my first time hiring movers and Howard, Randy and Nycos did a great job. The crew arrived during the time frame specified and once they arrived, they quickly began loading up items, making sure to securely cover all my furniture items and stack everything properly. I hadn't packed my coats and jackets and the guys neatly hung them all up in their wardrobe box. I wasn't even expecting that and really appreciated it. I recently bought my first home and they made sure to carefully move the items into my new place. They offered to move things into specific areas, and asked if I knew where I wanted such items, etc. On top of how efficient they were, they were also very pleasant. The guys had great attitudes and worked fast. Lastly, Bookstore movers' prices are extremely reasonable compared to other companies! I had a great experience all around and I'd definitely use them again for another move.
- Jasmine N.

These guys are AMAZING!! I have used movers a few times and this is my best experience yet. Their behind the scenes staff were communicative and thorough, and the movers themselves were a dream. I have a LOT of stuff and it is so hot to move in August and these guys just kept plugging along and making sure they did a good job the whole time. I haven't yet opened any of my fragile boxes, but got the sense that these guys were keeping their wits about them and taking good care of my stuff. I've never seen such professionalism and speed before with a moving crew. They were timely and got the job done on time. Zero worries about anyone trying to run up the clock, this whole operation worked like a machine. I'm so very grateful to everyone at Bookstore!
- Moira N.

I have never left a yelp review but I had to this time because this is an amazing company. I have used them for two moves and both were amazing. I have referred them to friends and one of my friends called the referral the best thing I had ever given her. They were on time, fast, and took care of my stuff. I have to move again and was sad to see they only do local moves. I emailed them for a referral for a long distance mover thinking they would never actually get back to me and THEY DID! The same day! This really is an amazing company and everyone should use them for their DC moves.
- Angelica J.

Fantastic total experience - from our first contact with their office to the moving team. On time arrival, quick & efficient service provided by Patrick, Brandon, Reynaldo, Cooper & Desmond. Moving team was polite, tidy and focused. They put us at ease from the first moment they arrived; we saw our furniture and possessions being handled with care & precision. We used Bookstore Movers to move 95% of our household into storage during a major refresh of our home. The office took in stride a delay due to a family emergency & a last minute notification that I'd underestimated the box count by 50%! Definitely will use this company again when we're ready to bring our things home.
- Erma D.

This was the best moving company I've ever used. Patrick and his team were on time, very friendly, and took extremely great care of our items as if our items were their own. They also worked quickly and very efficiently. My family and I were beyond impressed, and we highly recommend to anyone.
- Quincy S.

Moving with Bookstore Movers was a seamless and professional process from start to finish. From the quote, to pre-move communication, to day-of moving, I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. James, Howard, and John moved me from one side of DC to the other in 2.5 hours and did an excellent job, I couldn't recommend them more. They were friendly and efficient, even offering to wrap up some items I wasn't moving that one of my family member was taking. Also, they called me 2 hours before my moving window started and asked if they could come early, which is great because I had requested an earlier time from the beginning. Their rate is a bit pricier than some other companies I looked out, but it was worth every dollar. Best movers in DC, no doubt.
- Jackie R.

I've used Bookstore Movers for multiple moves over the years and just wanted to give them another shout-out for being able to squeeze us in on short notice and STILL being hundreds of dollars cheaper than the quote from the other company my husband spoke with.
- Charlotte P.

Amazing team! These movers were great, Abdul, Antwann, and JaQuan moved my one bedroom apartment a pretty short distance in DC and I can't say enough how awesome they were. Very nice, professional, and careful with my furniture and all my belongings. They did everything in a timely manner, and there was even about a 30 minute period we couldn't access the loading dock at my new place and they stopped the clock and didn't charge me for that which I really appreciated. I highly recommend Bookstore Movers as I have LOTS of friends who have had horror stories with DMV area movers, and these guys could not have been better and easier to work with as well as a very fair price. The team arranging the move and discussing the quote with be prior to the move were also great and very responsive.
- Philip B.

Moving is rarely a pleasant experience and Bookstore Movers came as close as they could to making it one. They left us impressed and feeling like they were worth every penny and then some! Customer Service: They were responsive and provided a quote almost immediately. Contact information was provided in advance so that we could be updated on when they would arrive. The moving team was friendly, attentive, and accommodating. Movers: They came with the truck, tools, and a team that worked hard from start-to-finish. A team of 4 moved my wife and I out of our condo (imagine 60+ boxes, 6 suitcases packed with clothes, and furniture) and into our home in 3 hours. They were extremely efficient, worked well as a team, and were non-stop. The team treated each item with care and respect, adapted to where you wanted items moved, and were patient and personable. Price: We felt like we got a value! The price was straightforward with no hidden fees, they started charging when they started moving (not any of this charge for in-transit or other costs that some companies pass along to the customer), and the movers got the job done quickly and efficiently. I could not get over how easy and stress free Bookstore Movers made the process! Thank you!
- Evan P.

There's a reason Bookstore Movers has all 5-star reviews - they deserve them and earn them! I recently moved and they truly made the experience easier than it would have been without them. They were very responsive to questions via email, kept in touch with me regularly leading up to the move and arrived exactly on time. The crew was incredibly professional, efficient, and kind. They got the job done quickly, everything arrived at my new home in great shape, and they even took the time to congratulate me on the new place!
- Kristin R.

We used movers for the first time and Oh MY GOD this was the best money spent ever! The guys contacted us ahead of time on the day of the move, moved from the old apartment within an HOUR! The destination apartment had two flights of stairs and difficult corners. Despite of that the guys were just amazing moving everything and making sure they were placing stuff where we needed it. THEN came the couch that turned out to be too long for the front entrance ..... so they went behind the place (located on the second level!), LIFTED the couch to our BALCONY (!!!!) and got it in through the balcony door. All I can say is BRAVO! And they had the best attitude about the whole thing and were super quick. Just awesome service!
- Daria G.

This was the first time we've used movers and we will never go back to not using one. Bookstore Movers was so easy to work with. They provided me a quote promptly and replied to emails within the same day or next day. They easily accommodated any changes or rescheduling. Our movers, Nick and Donnell, were so wonderful. They arrived on time and worked so efficiently. I was amazed at how quickly they wrapped the bigger items and loaded up our boxes. We were moved out of our old apartment and moved into the new house in under 3 hours! It seriously would've taken us all day and multiple trips back and forth had we done it ourselves. It was the best money spent and worth every dollar! Know that they charge an hourly rate with a 3 hour minimum in addition to a travel fee- ours was $75 for travel from North Bethesda/Rockville to NE DC. If you're still contemplating whether you should hire these guys... yes, yes you should. Just do it. You won't regret it.
- Mindy D.

Can't say enough good things- they gave me the best quote when I originally reached out (several other companies quoted me nearly twice as much) and they were exactly on the mark with the time and cost it actually took. They told me they would be there between 12:30 and 2 - at 12:15 they called to say they were running slightly behind and would be there at 1 (which was well within the time frame they gave me). They then called back to say they'd be there by 12:45. The communication was just phenomenal. They were efficient and careful, but also took the time to engage in friendly chatter with us, which I loved. Gershom and team were just all around a great crew and I would hire
- Amy R.

Bookstore Movers doesn't need another 5-star review but considering I just completed my third move with them and I've never been less than satisfied with the result I owe them one. My most recent move was the most complex, with a stop at a storage unit as well. My movers, Al, Na and David, showed up promptly at 8:02 and completed the job by 10:40 at stop number three. This was well under the time estimate the office had provided and even though they have to charge for their three-hour minimum, the money felt very well-spent. They were efficient, friendly, and impressively capable at maneuvering a lot of fragile furniture in and out of very different houses. I should also add that of the movers I contacted for estimates, Bookstore had the lowest rates, asked the most detailed questions about my move, and sent a really detailed email pre-move with contact information for my movers to make sure everything would be all set for the big day. I hope I don't move again for a while but when I do I know it will be with Bookstore Movers.
- Deborah H.

My move-in experience with Nick, Frank, and Victor was so good that I will never move my own things again. Arriving within the first fifteen minutes of my estimated window, the team packed up, wrapped, and moved out my belongings from the first location--700 square foot, one-bedroom apartment--in an hour flat. They were accommodating with the second location's lack of a loading dock and janky communication around use of the freight elevator, getting my stuff into the new place also in one hour. Throughout the move, they took great care of protecting my stuff and asking necessary questions, never assuming anything. Communication before the move was frequent and useful, and the Bookstore Movers website has a great FAQ that addresses most any questions you may have. The price was right for the quality result, too.
- Timmy S.

I waffled back and fourth between 4 and 5 stars for two reasons: 4-star moving service and 5-star customer service. My move was on very short notice, and Bookstore was excellent about communicating with me about my needs and the available time slots. I also found the quote to be very comparable and reasonable with some of the other movers I contacted. On the day of the move a few things happened - they sent an extra man at no extra charge and the move took much longer than expected because the crew encountered some issues with their truck. This meant that they had to unload a full truck into a second truck and then send it on its way. The move took about 3 extra hours but the crew was very apologetic and I was not overcharged for the extra time. There was significant damage to one of my items and small damage to a few other things. I'm discovering small cracks and breaks as I unpack and unload. This tells me that my movers weren't as careful as they could have been and that my items suffered from the extra load/unload. After reaching out to Bookstore concerning the serious damage, the team and Jason, the manager, were amazing about communicating with me and also making the situation better. He was fast about responding to my emails and also was very apologetic and ready to take responsibility. Excellent customer service can be hard to find and Bookstore definitely has it in spades. All in all, I would certainly recommend Bookstore and will likely use them again in the future. I did expect more, but I know that damage can happen during any move, even with the best.
- Julie C.

Super-spectacular movers. I have used them three times now and would do so again in a heartbeat. They are utterly professional. On-time, courteous, considerate, and they work quickly - no padding the clock like some moving companies that drag their feet. I've never had less than a top-notch experience with these guys, and the company really works hard to provide great customer service, checking in before, during and after to make sure everything goes well. I originally heard of them after soliciting recommendations from a group. They were the mover that got the most recommendations from the group by far, and I understand why. Their rates are also remarkably reasonable, especially for the quality of service that they offer. Hire Bookstore movers. You will be glad that you did.
- Kathryn M.

The team was prompt and efficient in our staging move. They didn't complain about multiple stair flights or narrow doors. They had some trouble disassembling our couch and getting it out, eventually taking a side off but struggling in doing so. After the couch had been in storage for a few months, we were unable to reassemble it due to bent frame. We contacted bookstore movers and no questions asked, they sent someone out to repair the couch. I appreciated that they stuck by their services and remedied the situation quickly.
- Han E.

What more is there to say than giving the 5 stars?! Patrick and his crew were the very best. In fact, exceeded my expectations. My wife and I so deeply appreciated their care, consideration, respectfulness, good humor and absolute thoroughness. I can't imagine a moving service that could execute better. Thanks again to them. Very-very appreciative.
- Bob M.

Updating my previous review. It's still all accurate, but I wanted to thank Bookstore Movers leaders for an incredible response. They obviously couldn't change what happened, but did compensate me for the items lost and time cleaning up after the crew. They were very responsive and I think deserves another star just due to the care they took in responding to my experience. Thanks Andy! Once they were done packing and left for the new place, they told me they weren't moving all the loose items bookstore packers didn't pack. I had to pack them all up in my own vehicle (took a completely stuffed Jeep to do it). In my new place, they did not use any kind of floor or shoe covers and traipsed all over the new carpets with wet and dirty shoes. Most moving companies at least use foot covers, and others have used floor covering. One of the movers asked me to use the bathroom. I allowed it. I didn't find this out until after the move, but I went into the bathroom and found the whole wall and toilet dirty with nasty yellow gunk. Hard to see in pictures, but there's a nasty light yellow liquid with orange chunks in the cracks of the toilet, and the hand towel was disgusting and thrown out. I can only assume that someone threw up or peed all over the place, used my hand towel to clean it up, then threw it out. Let's reflect on how ridiculous that is. Who among you would make a mess in someone's bathroom, then THROW OUT THE TOWEL. What the hell? Of course no one fessed up to it or told me anything. That was a little easter egg I got to find on my own. Last but not least, one box was not delivered. I have a whirly pop (large kitchen item; not easy to miss) and hand beater attachments missing. I have unpacked the whole house, all boxes are gone, and I have the hand beater, no attachments, and no whirly pop. No, I did not leave it at the old house. I looked through it twice on separate occasions, had professional cleaners do a deep clean, and looked through it with the landlord. Wasn't at the house; not at my new house either. They dinged up some of my daughters furniture, but I'll give them a pass on that (even though they are big gouges in her crib; not happy about it but compared to the rest of what happened, how can I complain). This company is the worst. Customer service rep said it was more than two weeks and there was nothing they could do. Did not seem to care that their crew messed up and created a small amount of havoc in my new home. Not sure how they expect you to know/unpack everything in less than two weeks to let them know if something was missed, especially when I was moving to a 2200 sq. ft. home. I guess it's easy to miss an entire box of items (NOT). I hope everyone reads this and starts to use other companies. Bookstore is not worth it. Try your luck elsewhere. There may be some good crews, but if you get the B team, they really suck.
- Eric C.

Hired movers for a 3 bedroom house. They killed it. Was a lot more work than I expected but they did a great job and communicated well throughout
- Adam T.

I hired Bookstore Movers back in November and they were exceptional. First, they accurately quoted my total move time. They arrived early, moved my things quickly and carefully, and the final cost was exactly what was quoted. Three people handled the move with professionalism and genuine care. They communicated clearly asking where I wanted things placed and made sure they were setup to my liking. This was my second move in less than a year, and I honestly wish I had gone with both moves. With the first move with another firm, I was quoted a lower amount only to be overcharged in the end because of slow and distracted movers. The moral here is go with a firm that may quote a high rate but actually invests in training their team members and is honest with their customers.
- Mona H.

To recap all the good things from Bookstore Movers (see first review for more detail): + very responsive to emails and calls + reasonable pricing + able to schedule the packing crew and moving crew on the same day + VERY fast packing and moving To recap the issues I'd had with Bookstore Movers (see first review for more detail: - some of the packing left a bit to be desired in terms of safety of items packed and organization within boxes - several boxes not marked or markings not legible - opened up way too many tapes per packer (and charged per tape) - felt guilted into starting the moving job earlier than agreed I am changing the review because Jason from Bookstore Movers reached out to me and apologized for what went wrong, and refunded some of the labor that I felt to be subpar. I was not asked to edit my review. However, weighing the positives (good price, flexible, fast job) AND the great customer service and assurance that they would look into the issues we had, I do feel fairly assured that were we to use them again, we would not have these issues. I'm happy with how things turned out, and since I'm likely to move again in about a year, I may give them a second chance then. + VERY fast packing ( negatives for why this may be an issue).
- Sharon R.

The move went exactly as we would have hoped. Moving is stressful enough, but they added zero drama. Arrived on time with 5 people. Didn't mark our walls, wrapped our fragile furniture, and disassembled the stuff that couldn't get through doorways. They worked fast, were polite, and as far as I can tell, didn't damage our furniture or house. They aren't a bargain moving company, but if you've done a few moves and always have something go wrong, these are your guys.
- Marc M.

I have used Bookstore twice, once for a move within DC and once for a move from DC to Annapolis. They provide the best service of any moving company I have used. They are quick to provide accurate estimates and are responsive to specific asks. Their teams are in contact with you early on the day of the move and they are extremely careful with your belongings. They wrap up your furniture and make sure to avoid damaging walls as they move you in and out. Mario and his team went above and beyond by helping us get our queen box spring up to our bedroom through a second-floor balcony. If you want movers who are punctual, polite, and professional, look no further.
- Jeff L.

I cannot recommend Bookstore Movers enough. A friend of ours recommended them for our move from Arlington to DC and I'm so glad she did. The entire process of working with them, from our first email inquiring about a quote to our final payment, was easy and great. Their emails were detailed and they were responsive to our questions. Our movers were extremely professional, friendly, and quick - even when we ran into some issues with the parking spots we had reserved in front of our building. I appreciated that they were very careful with every box and piece of furniture. We'll definitely be using Bookstore again for any future moves!
- Shaina C.

Best. Movers. Ever! I couldn't say enough nice things about my movers and Bookstore Movers as a company. During the booking process, they were responsive, super helpful with my questions, and very accommodating. The movers themselves were professional, very nice, timely (early even!), very respectful of my house, and overwhelmingly helpful. They knew what they were doing and we completed the entire move from start to finish in 3 hours! They are beyond worth the money. I'd highly recommend for anyone moving in the DC area.
- Morgan H.

Book these guys, they are amazing! My crew was prompt, friendly and efficient. We were in our new apt in record time. This is the third time I have used Bookstore Movers and I will definitely use them again. Thank you again for a stress free moving experience! Book these guys, they are amazing! My crew was prompt, friendly and efficient. We were in our new apt in record time. Thank you Mario, Na, Marquis, David, Terrence and Tyshawn!
- Jennifer S.

I have to admit that at first I had my doubts.. I mean I'd actually never heard of Bookstore Movers, but I'm a fan now!! First off, Howard and his team were professional and quick. They packaged and moved my stuff with surgical precision, and when I asked if they could help me take down my window treatments, Howard and his team didn't hesitate. Bookstore Movers quoted me price of $120/hr with a two hour minimum and a$60 travel fee, so basically, between $300-420 to move a bedroom, living room, and small dinning room. As I said before, I had my doubts, but they were right on the money and manage to to the entire move in just two hours. I was completely satisfied with their work, and I am certain that I will never use another moving company. The offer the best price and service in the area. I promise that you will find none better.
- Jeff C.

Moving is a hassle. You have to put all your stuff in boxes, somehow get it to your new place and make sure your furniture stays in tact. All the while you're either doing it yourself or trusting a moving company to move your precious couches, TV and other stuff that you've accumulated and haven't Marie Kondo'd from your life. Enter Bookstore Movers. From step one they made the move easier to handle. Communication was incredibly detailed and responsive, and each request was handled with respect and care. Their quote came in on the higher side (it was around $700 for four hours), but my roommate and I had two beds, two couches, a TV and all that stuff that we couldn't part with. Bookstore even gave us an extra mover the day of the move, which was incredibly nice of them. The movers called me about 30 minutes before arriving and it was smooth sailing from there. Each of the movers was kind, courteous and professional. They took mostly everything that we asked, took apart one of the bed frames and desks and then rebuilt them in the new apartment. They took the most stressful part of moving and turned it into the biggest non-issue and no-brainier. I really appreciated the movers' energy from beginning to end, and no task was too big or too small. I wholeheartedly recommend Bookstore Movers and suggest that you use them for your next move. You (literally) have nothing to lose since they're licensed and insured. While pricey, all of our stuff made it in one piece, and it saved me and my roommate half a day and a lot of hassle moving our stuff. As a bonus, we were moving ten minutes away, and they did not charge for mileage, a huge added benefit over the other quotes I received. Also, there were no hidden fees at the end. The peace of mind they provided was worth every penny!
- Aaron R.

As promised, updating my review. They were just as awesome the second time as they were the first. The Move The movers arrived right on time and were great to keep in touch via text about when they were arriving at my place. All my stuff arrived and nothing was broken. I appreciated that they wrapped my furniture so that it was protected during the move and in storage, and then they took all the wrapping off for me and threw it away themselves, so they didn't leave any kind of a mess at my place. The Movers The movers were really nice, definitely worked well as a team and quick yet thorough. As with the first time, they added a third mover at the last minute, and were really nice to let me work with the same movers as my first move as I had requested. Timing The second move from my storage unit in Bethesda to DC proper was also easy and they kept it within the 3 hours planned, so no extra fees. Pricing and Payment The price was exactly as quoted - and they gave me a small discount for reviewing them and also using them twice in the same month. No hidden fees. They take credit card (both for the moving fees and tip), although I tipped in cash just in case. One small piece of advice to look out for - the mover who placed my boxes in my apartment wasn't paying attention to their weight or "Fragile" signs. I noticed some heavy boxes were on top of the light and fragile boxes. Thankfully, I noticed it quickly after the movers left and rearranged everything to avoid anything breaking. I wasn't really paying attention to this while they were bringing in all my boxes, so just keep an eye out if there's anything fragile. However, unlike other movers I've worked with, they didn't throw any boxes, so I think that's why my stuff was totally fine. Final Verdict Hands down the best moving experience I've had, and I move a lot. They were friendly, quick, thorough, nothing was broken, and they helped wrap and unwrap my furniture to keep it safe.
- Liza K.

5 stars in all categories. Hired these guys to help us move during the pandemic. (Pre booked before it all started) They flawlessly moved us from a 4th floor walk up to a row house. The entire crew was professional, cautious and EFFICIENT. We can't thank them enough for taking all of the stress out of our move. Worth every penny !
- Lauren T.

When a friend said - look up bookstore movers, they're the best - I hopped on yelp and saw all the 5 star reviews. I went ahead and requested a quote and they were actually in my price range! Then the pandemic hit, and anxiety set in about if this move was going to even happen. Bookstore movers communicated their internal plans, procedures and guidelines very clearly. A team of 4 showed up and moved my 2 bedroom apartment into my house within 3.5 hours (exactly what was quoted). These guys were really nice, funny and we had great conversations. Most importantly, they were strong! and able to move one of my heavy dressers without damage down and up a flight of stairs. They respected our things, and I am incredibly grateful to work with a wonderful company. So yes, PLEASE hire them. They were GREAT!
- Nita B.

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