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our next children's event

Wednesday, September 24, 10:30 am

Bell’s graphic memoir recounts her childhood experience of hearing loss, which included struggling with an unwieldy aid that ironically allowed her to hear some things she shouldn’t have. But her disability also let her find her quasi-superhero persona, and as “El Deafo, Hearer for All,” Bell made friends and found respect. Ages 8 – 12 (Amulet)

El Deafo (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781419712173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books, 9/2014

our next teen event

Saturday, September 27, 7:00 pm

Imagine finding literary fame at age 17. On the other hand, imagine surviving a terrorist homicide and gaining a supernatural ability as a result. Westerfeld, the author of Leviathan, offers readers both in a perfect blend of fluff, sarcastic realism, and bone-chilling suspense. Darcy arrives in New York City with a $100,000 book deal, nowhere to live, and all the wrong clothes. In alternating chapters, readers get to know Darcy’s protagonist Lizzie, a girl well known for surviving a terrorist attack, and less recognized for her ability to consciously slip between the world of the living and the ghostly Afterworlds. Ages 15 and up
(Simon Pulse)

Afterworlds (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781481422345
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon Pulse, 9/2014

Story Time is Back!

Story time resumed on September 8 with Bearsong. Join him most Mondays at 10:30 a.m. This fall's dates are: September 15, 22 and 29; October 20 and 27; and November 3, 10, 17 and 24.



New in Paperback

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Secrets of the Seasons
(Knopf, $16.99)

New in Paperback

Rita Gray
One Big Rain, Poems
for Every Season

(Charlesbidge, $7.95)

read more about these books.

A Unique Gift Idea

Join our signed first editions club and have a first edition, first printing of a newly released children’s picture book delivered each month directly to your doorstep (or pick it up at the store if you prefer).

September October
Peter Spier
The Fox Went Out
on a Chilly Night

(Doubleday, $17.99)
Mac Barnett
Sam and Dave
Dig a Hole

(Candlewick, $16.99)

Call 202-364-1919 or email Allison Trotter at for more information about the Politics & Prose Signed First Editions Children's Book Club. Or register now

Quantities are limited so sign up early!
click here to read more.


We also have an Adults' Signed First Editions Club
and a Children's Book-a-Month Club.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 27, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.
at Takoma Park Library (MD)


Wednesday, October 1, 10:30 a.m.
at P&P