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Monday, January 13, 7:00 pm
at Sixth & I
600 I St NW
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown
Sue Monk Kidd
From the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees comes The Invention of Wings, which tells the story of two women in 19th-century Charleston—Sarah, the daughter of a wealthy family who still feels herself hemmed in by the limits imposed on women, and the handmaid she receives as a gift for her eleventh birthday, ten-year-old Handful. The Invention Of Wings is a novel that looks at one of the most devastating wounds in American history through two women struggling for liberation, empowerment, and self-expression.
1 ticket = $15
1 book + 1 ticket = $28; $23 for members
1 book + 2 tickets = $35; $30 for members
In order to obtain the Politics & Prose member price you must enter the coupon code that has been emailed to members separately.
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All books and tickets will be available at will-call 6 p.m. the day of the event. P&P will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.
Friday, January 3, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 4, 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 4, 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 5, 5:00 pm
Monday, January 6, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 7, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 8, 10:30 am
Wednesday, January 8, 7:00 pm
Friday, January 10, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 3:30 pm
Saturday, January 11, 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 12, 1:00 pm
‘Tis the season when the challenge of picking the perfect holiday gift can reduce the most rational and calm among us to a state of high anxiety. For those still on the hunt in the final weeks of holiday madness for unusual, elegant, clever, or just plain fun gifts, we’ve put together a list of some store favorites.
If you’re willing to splurge, there is no better gift for a globally aware, culturally curious book-loving person—or simply someone with a very large coffee table—than the three-volume National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years. Published in celebration of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, this limited edition features 1,500 pages of stunning photographs from every continent by some of National Geographic’s most celebrated photographers. Along with the photos are essays and articles exploring nature, travel, and culture. Taken together, the three volumes (America and the Antarctic, Europe and Africa, and Asia and Oceania) provide a photographic, journalistic, and literary panorama of the world as we’ve seen it evolve since the late 1800s. One nice touch: The set comes with slip cases that provide a convenient and sturdy display stand for each volume. Politics & Prose was fortunate to receive 10 copies of this rare, one-time edition. And yes, we will help carry the boxed set to your car.
For a classy and classic gift for children (or for people who love or work with children), we recommend the limited-edition prints on display in our Children and Teens Department by renowned illustrators Jon Klassen, Andres Vera Martinez, and Adam Rex. You’ll recognize several of Klassen’s characters from his highly original and popular 2011 picture book, I Want My Hat Back. Several of Martinez’s prints are from his 2012 graphic novel, Little White Duck. Adam Rex designed a poster straight out of Chloe and the Lion for our picture book panel last May and drew a picture on each signed poster.
An elegant gift for writers and note-takers comes from Lamy, the German design company whose pens we began carrying last fall. We’re now introducing two new Lamy styles—the Studio Fountain and Swift Rollerball—both sleek in look and feel, beautifully engineered for an effortless flow when pen meets paper, and smart, too. When the Swift is put into a shirt or jacket pocket with the point still out, the clip retracts the point so the ink won’t stain your garments. The Studio, meanwhile, can be used with a fountain ink cartridge or with an ink well. For the holidays, we’re offering a special deal that includes a free cartridge for the first 100 customers who buy either a Studio fountain or Swift rollerball.
A new twist on the popular and whimsical pillows we’ve carried from Alexandra Ferguson are her smaller Accessory Bags with some of the same fun exclamations, from OMG, to WTF, to HOT. Made entirely from organic cotton canvas and fully lined, with the exclamations in hand-sewn, recycled felt on the outside, these bags can be used for pens, pencils, computer accessories, or make-up. The perfect solution if you’re stumped trying to come up with a fun gift for the younger set.
We’re delighted to offer several unique and clever items from politecards’ School of Life series, and one of our favorites is 100 Questions, a tool-kit for making conversation. If you need the perfect opening line for a party or meeting, or guidance on starting a conversation on a particular topic, this useful and entertaining “kit” will cover the gamut: personality and emotions, sex and relationships, family and friendship, work and money, travel, culture and taste, and even life and death. Also check out politecards’ 20 Aphorisms and Literary Pencil Set.
And don’t forget to grab our ever popular holiday light bulb necklaces before they run out!
--Brad and Lissa