Danielle Hulton, Co-owner
  • Danielle Hulton, Co-owner

Ada's Technical Books and Cafe—named after Ada Lovelace, who is considered the very first computer programmer—is a purveyor of science, science fiction, and an eclectic array of nonfiction books in the former home of Horizon Books on Capitol Hill's 15th Avenue. The space is bright and airy, with many of its original architectural features—it was once a house—reassembled attractively into bookshelves. The cafe's glass tabletops showcase rocks, butterflies, and rows of compasses that wiggle when a cell phone slides over them (the compasses, not the rocks and butterflies)...