About 30 people waited in line for the Washington Post special edition this Wednesday at the E Street CVS Pharmacy, one of six retailers selling the commemorative election paper.
The edition, which cost $1.50, was sold at 7-Eleven, CVS, Giant, Harris Teeter, Safeway and Shoppers Food and Pharmacy, and drew long lines outside the Washington Post building, despite the rain.
Snaking through the beverage aisle to the back of the store, people in the line relaxed on the floor, leafed through magazines and called friends to check on paper deliveries to other locations.
Most endured the line for the historical significance of the special edition which featured election-themed stories with today’s front page. Although more than 350,000 copies were printed, they sold out quickly.
“I’ve been to two places, the CVS on Penn, it was out the door and down the aisle to the back,” freshman Josh Brown said from his spot at the back of the line. “My grandfather always collected old newspapers, he has D-Day and WWII and the first man on the moon. He gave them to me two years ago so I’ve been trying to collect newspapers now. Hopefully I’ll pass this collection to my children.”