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Print-On-Demand Book Machine Demonstration

Nov 9 2011 7:00 pm
Nov 9 2011 8:00 pm

Politics & Prose has acquired one of the newest innovations in the publishing world, a print-on-demand machine.  With the push of a button, the machine prints, binds, and trims a quality paperback book, in any language, with a full-color cover, in minutes. The machine, nicknamed "Opus," makes several million out-of-print or hard to find titles available to anyone; Politics & Prose is also pleased to offer self-publishing services to would-be writers working on anything from a dissertation to a novel to a family history.

Please join us at a free event, open to the public, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 to watch a test printing, meet one of the machine's creators, and to talk with store owners and staff about Opus's capabilities. Learn how you can access 7 million titles not on store shelves, including rare and out-of-print books, or how to use Opus to create your own self-published manuscript. Watch a book printing demonstration and talk with one of the machine’s creators as well as the store staff about this exciting new addition to the bookstore.

Click here for more information about the machine.

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All our in-store events are free and open to the public. Click here for directions. There is ample parking available in the lot behind the store and in the surrounding neighborhood.

If you can't come to an event and still want an autographed copy of the book, you may purchase titles in advance either in the store, over the phone (202.364.1919 or 1.800.722.0790), or through our website.

When buying online, simply use the checkout comments field to indicate that you would like us to request the author's signature at our event before shipping it to you.

If you purchase a book and ticket package for one of our co-sponsored events held outside of the store but are unable to attend, we will hold the book at our store for up to six months. If you are unable to pick up the book, please call us to arrange shipping. Although we will make every effort, we cannot guarantee the book will be signed by the author for those customers unable to attend the event.

All event-related inquiries can be sent to our Director of Programs and Events, Susan Coll, at For Children and Teens' Events, contact Kerri Poore at

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