New Directions for P&P and Busboys

In late 2014, Politics and Prose was invited to manage the book sections at several of the Busboys and Poets restaurants in the Washington area. We eagerly accepted, embarking on what turned out to be a great collaboration between two D.C. businesses deeply committed to building community and promoting public discussion of ideas, cultural issues, and current events.

The book spaces that we’ve been operating in the Busboys located at 14th and V Streets NW, 5th and K Streets NW, and Takoma reflect the literary vibrancy of those neighborhoods and have been meaningful ventures for P&P. In addition to expanding the selection of books at these Busboys venues, we’ve hosted a wide range of authors there. We’re grateful to Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets, for suggesting this innovative partnership and for giving space to books and authors in his restaurants, believing as we do in the power of literature to enliven, educate, and enrich peoples’ lives...read more

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Attention writers, artists, and photographers: P&P is now accepting submissions for our annual anthology.

Submitted works should capture a sense of people and place in D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area.

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