Detailed Event List

Katy Tur - Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History — in conversation with Jake Sherman

Friday, September 22 at 7:00 pm
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062684929
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 12th, 2017

Part of the NBC News team reporting on the 2016 Presidential campaign, Tur was assigned at the start of the primaries to cover Trump. She was on the story for more than sixteen months, following the volatile candidate and meeting his white middle- and working-class base. Her detailed, behind-the-scenes account is a revealing look at the election process, at Trump, and at the role of the media in American politics. As one of the few millennial women reporters on the campaign trail, Tur is especially insightful about the election’s divisiveness. She herself was alternately courted and harassed by Trump, and her poise and professionalism won her the support of thousands of viewers who tweeted #imwithtur.

Tur will be in conversation with Jake Sherman, senior writer for POLITICO and co-author of their morning newsletter Playbook.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

P&P Fundraising Drives: Using Books For Good!

Saturday, September 23 at 12:00 am

Over three Saturdays in September, 20%* of our store’s proceeds will be donated to these organizations:

*Excluding book fair sales

 

Saturday, September 16

Direct Relief – providing immediate assistance to communities struck by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

 

Saturday, September 23

Book Industry Charitable Foundation – a nonprofit dedicated to supporting booksellers and bookstores, including those affected by the storms.

 

Saturday, September 30

We Act Radio & The Charnice Milton Community Bookstore – supporting the campaign to bring a bookstore to Anacostia.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Celeste Headlee - We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter — in conversation with Joshua Johnson

Saturday, September 23 at 1:00 pm
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062669001
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Published: Harper Wave - September 19th, 2017

As the host of the Georgia Public Broadcasting radio talk show On Second Thought, Headlee finds the importance of good communication skills reconfirmed every day. But you don’t have to have interviewed hundreds of people to understand how much depends on saying the right thing, whether it’s getting a job or maintaining productive, civil discourse. Drawing on her popular TEDX talk, “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation,” Headlee breaks down effective communication into a set of basic skills that apply to both professional and personal interactions. She reminds us that listening and staying silent is as essential as speaking up, and she shows how we can be alert to our own blind spots and biases.

Headlee will be in conversation with Joshua Johnson, host of NPR’s 1A.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Yuri Slezkine - The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution — in conversation with Kathleen Smith

Saturday, September 23 at 3:30 pm
The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780691176949
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Published: Princeton University Press - August 22nd, 2017

The House of Government, located just across the Moscow River from the Kremlin, was the largest apartment building in Europe when it was completed in 1931. It housed many of the most powerful Bolshevik leaders until, little by little, some 800 of them were ousted in Stalin’s purges. Using this unofficial government headquarters as the lens for viewing the Russian Revolution, Slezkine, author of The Jewish Century, draws on a wide range of diaries, letters, and rare photographs to trace the effect of ideology on individuals and their families. He also interweaves biography, architectural history, literary criticism, and millennial prophecies to present new theories of revolution.

Slezkine will be in conversation with Dr. Kathleen Smith, one of the leading US experts on domestic politics and historical memory issues in Russia and a professor at Georgetown University.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

David Litt - Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years

Saturday, September 23 at 6:00 pm
Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062568458
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Published: Ecco Press - September 19th, 2017

Litt worked at the White House from 2011 to 2016, leaving as a special assistant to President Obama and senior presidential speechwriter—the youngest in history. He supplied remarks on the major issues of the day, but his focus was humor and his job might more accurately be termed “comic muse to the president.” Now the head writer/producer for Funny or Die’s D.C. office, LItt contributed jokes to Obama’s speeches as early as 2009 and was the lead writer on four White House Correspondents’ Dinner presentations. Along with the laughs and the sparkling behind-the-scenes anecdotes about daily life at the White House, Litt’s political-coming-of-age story is a serious contribution to the project of representing the legacy and future of the Obama movement in the age of Trump.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Helen Epstein - Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War on Terror — in conversation with Lawrence Kiwanuka Nsereko, moderated by Shaka Ssali

Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 pm
Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780997722925
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Published: Columbia Global Reports - September 5th, 2017

A visiting professor of global public health and human rights at Bard College and author of The Invisible Cure, Epstein has been working in East Africa, primarily Uganda, for the last twenty years. During that time, the region has received some $20 billion of foreign aid, yet the quality of education, health care, and basic standards of living remain low. Epstein’s analysis of the situation centers on Uganda’s longtime dictator, Yoweri Museveni. She argues that his support for the West’s War on Terror has allowed him to channel funds meant for public services into shoring up his regime.

Epstein will be in conversation with Lawrence Kiwanuka Nsereko, an editor, journalist, democracy activist, former child soldier, and the inspiration for her book. The discussion will be moderated by Shaka Ssali, the host of Voice of America’s “Straight Talk Africa.”

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

E. J. Dionne, Norman J. Ornstein, and Thomas E. Mann - One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported — in conversation with Deborah Tannen

Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 pm
One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250164056
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 19th, 2017

Dionne, Ornstein, and Mann draw from their deep experience analyzing American politics to show how events and trends of recent years—the transformation of the Republican Party and a general fraying of the norms of government and the media--laid the ground for Trump’s presidency. Trump, in turn, is part of the global rise of Trumpism, a dangerous mix of authoritarianism, nationalism, racism, and demagoguery. As they establish the historical context of this unprecedented challenge to democratic values, Dionne, Washington Post columnist and author of Why the Right Went Wrong, Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of It’s Even Worse than It Looks, and Mann, resident scholar at the Institute of Government Studies at UC, Berkeley, also show what steps are needed to reform our political system.

The authors will be in conversation with Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and author of the now-classic You Just Don’t Understand and, most recently, You’re the Only One I Can Tell.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Nelson DeMille - The Cuban Affair — in conversation with Alan Gross

Sunday, September 24 at 5:00 pm
The Cuban Affair Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781501101724
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 19th, 2017

A former U.S. Army Infantry Officer, Daniel “Mac” MacCormick returned from two tours in Afghanistan with the Silver Star and a pair of Purple Hearts. At age thirty-five, he’s settled in Key West and bought a charter fishing boat. He took out a huge loan, so when a Miami lawyer offers Mac $2 million for a ten-day trip to Cuba, Mac is interested, but senses there’s more to it. There is—$60 million more, if the lawyer and his clients can retrieve the money left by a man who fled Castro’s revolution. Named the 2015 Thriller Master of the Year, DeMille is the author of over a dozen novels, including The Gold Coast and The General’s Daughter, basis for the John Travolta film.

DeMille will be in conversation with Alan Gross, who was arrested in Cuba in 2009, charged with subversion in 2011, and released on humanitarian grounds in December 2014.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

William Taubman - Gorbachev: His Life and Times — in conversation with David Greene

Monday, September 25 at 7:00 pm
Gorbachev: His Life and Times Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393647013
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 5th, 2017

Taubman’s Khrushchev: The Man and His Era won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and remains the definitive biography of the Soviet leader. Now Taubman gives an equally essential look at Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In power from 1985 to 1991, when the Party and the country were dissolved, Gorbachev has been considered a hero in the West but a traitor at home, both lauded and derided for his policies of glasnost and perestroika. Putting this polarizing figure into historical context, Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College, investigates his subject as everything from a visionary to a villain to simply naïve.

Taubman will be in conversation with David Greene, host of NPR’s Morning Edition and Up First news podcast, as well as the author of Midnight in Siberia.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Salman Rushdie - The Golden House — Sixth & I

Monday, September 25 at 7:00 pm
The Golden House Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780399592805
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Published: Random House - September 5th, 2017

Sir Salman Rushdie has been a towering figure in contemporary literature since his second novel, Midnight’s Children, won the Booker Prize in 1981. In his thirteenth novel, timeless questions of good and evil bump up against 21st-century issues of identity and immigration. The narrative is told by an anonymous filmmaker whose project is to discover the truth about the mysterious Golden family of Greenwich Village. The patriarch, Nero, is a real-estate tycoon; his sons are a recluse, an artist, and a charmer hiding something even from himself. Slowly, their secrets, betrayals, and brushes with both magic and violence surface. Meanwhile, the city around them erupts in political turmoil during the campaign of a presidential candidate known only as The Joker.

Rushdie will be in conversation with Aminatta Forna, an award-winning novelist, essay writer and memoirist. She is currently Lannan Chair of Poetics at Georgetown University.

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

L.M. Elliott - Suspect Red — in the Children & Teens Dept.

Monday, September 25 at 7:00 pm
Suspect Red Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423157540
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 19th, 2017

Soon after World War II, blacklists, suspicion, and xenophobia are part of daily life in America. In this troubling climate, readers meet 13-year old Richard. As a traditional American and the son of an FBI employee in Northwest Washington, D.C., Richard has never questioned his family’s values. That is, until he meets Vlad, his Czechoslovakian neighbor. Will Vlad change Richard’s ideas about authority and loyalty? Fictional characters combine with real-life headlines, events, and people resulting in a fresh understanding of this period in American history. Ages 10-14.

L.M. Elliott will be joined by Ken Yalowitz, the former ambassador to the Republic of Belarus and Georgia, who will provide memories of his 36 years with the U.S. Foreign Service and what it was like to grow up during McCarthyism.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Katherine Applegate - Wishtree

Tuesday, September 26 at 10:30 am
Wishtree Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

Trees tell stories, in the rings on their trunks and in the spirits whispering in their leaves. This story chronicles a community through the perspective of the neighborhood “wishtree”, where individuals pin their hopes and dreams. When a new family moves into the neighborhood, the tree understands the importance of battling prejudice with acceptance and unity. But can the community learn these powerful lessons too? Applegate ties her love for environmental awareness with topical themes of immigration, community, and overcoming the fear of the “other” through love in this much-needed story in today’s complicated world. Ages 9-12

 

Since Wishtree shares strong themes of acceptance and community, Katherine Applegate is asking that each stop on her book tour partners with a local charity in timing with their event. Politics and Prose has teamed up with Turning the Page, whose “mission is to link DC public schools, families and our community so that, together, we can ensure students receive valuable educational resources and a high-quality public education.” We are asking you to consider purchasing an additional copy of Wishtree to be donated to an underserved school. Additional information about Turning the Page is attached to this order form for your consideration.

 

To donate a copy of Wishtree to Turning the Page, please adjust your purchase quantity to reflect any additional copies and make a note in the comments field of your intention to donate and how many copies of your purchased books should be donated.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Gretchen Rubin - The Four Tendencies & Chris Guillebeau - Side Hustle—at Sidwell Friends

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781524760915
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Published: Harmony - September 12th, 2017

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524758844
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Published: Crown Business - September 19th, 2017

From The Happiness Project to Better than Before to her popular podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin,” Rubin has probed the nature of happiness—what it is, what it isn’t, and how to have more of it. In her new book she demonstrates that this seemingly elusive state hinges on one key question: how do you respond to expectations? Rubin posed this question in an online personality quiz, looking at the expectations we encounter in a variety of everyday contexts. The results group people as Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, or Rebels, and once you know who you are, you can better understand your own motivations and make wiser decisions that lead to a more productive and happier life.

If you’re looking for a way to bring in more income, pursue a dream, or just see what it’s like to run your own business, you are probably thinking of a side hustle. A side hustle is defined as any entrepreneurial venture you can do alongside your usual day job, and Guillebeau, founder of the daily podcast Side Hustle School and author of books including The Happiness of Pursuit and Born for This, is a veteran of nearly a dozen side hustle enterprises. His new book is a step-by-step guide designed to take you from idea to income in less than a month.

1 Ticket: $15 ($10 applicable to book purchase at the event)
1 Ticket & 1 Copy of The Four Tendencies: $30 / 28 for members
1 Ticket & 1 Copy of Side Hustle: $30 / 28 for members
1 Ticket & Both Books: $48 / 46 for members

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Sidwell Friends
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Sigrid Rausing - Mayhem — in conversation with Scott Stossel

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm
Mayhem: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780451493125
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

Rausing’s third book combines memoir and social science for a harrowing look at drug addiction. For years before her sister-in-law was found dead of an overdose in London in 2012, Rausing and her family struggled with how to help, and she writes eloquently about the pain of being unable to prevent a loved one’s self-destruction. As she traces the roots of her family’s problem, Rausing, editor of Granta, publisher of Granta Books, and founder of one of Britain’s largest philanthropic foundations, raises awareness of the growing numbers of people addicted to prescription painkillers.

Rausing will be in conversation with Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic and author of My Age of Anxiety.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Katherine Applegate - Wishtree — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30 pm
Wishtree Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

Trees tell stories, in the rings on their trunks and in the spirits whispering in their leaves. This story chronicles a community through the perspective of the neighborhood “wishtree”, where individuals pin their hopes and dreams. When a new family moves into the neighborhood, the tree understands the importance of battling prejudice with acceptance and unity. But can the community learn these powerful lessons too? Applegate ties her love for environmental awareness with topical themes of immigration, community, and overcoming the fear of the “other” through love in this much-needed story in today’s complicated world. Ages 9-12

 

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

✯✯MOVED OFF-SITE: Liniers - Good Night, Planet/Buenas Noches, Planeta

Wednesday, September 27 at 10:30 am
Good Night, Planet: Toon Level 2 Cover Image
By Liniers
$12.95
ISBN: 9781943145201
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Toon Books - September 12th, 2017

Buenas Noches, Planeta: Toon Level 2 Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781943145195
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Toon Books - September 12th, 2017

This event has moved offsite and the event is no longer open to the public.

Some toys lead a double life, and Planet the fawn is one of them. During the day, he’s on duty as the favored toy of a little girl. But at night…he’s on the go. One of these nights, he might even reach the giant cookie in the sky that sometimes has a bite taken out of it. The work of Argentine cartoonist Liniers has graced New Yorker covers and art galleries. Here he captures all of the magic and comfort of childhood in this perfect bedtime story. Ages 4-8.

Dual Language Event

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Michael Korda - Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm
Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631491320
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 19th, 2017

1940 was a year of world-changing events: Germany plowed through the Maginot Line and invaded France, trapped Allied troops were evacuated from Dunkirk, and Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as prime minister and prepared Britain to face Germany. At the time, Korda was six years old and lived in England, son of a Hungarian father and a British mother, both well known in the film industry. His parents had very different reactions to the turmoil of 1940, and Korda himself was evacuated to the U.S. Former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster and the author of books including Clouds of Glory, and Charmed Lives, Korda has put a momentous year into haunting personal perspective with this riveting history/memoir.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Liniers - Good Night, Planet — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30 pm
Good Night, Planet: Toon Level 2 Cover Image
By Liniers
$12.95
ISBN: 9781943145201
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Toon Books - September 12th, 2017

Buenas Noches, Planeta: Toon Level 2 Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781943145195
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Toon Books - September 12th, 2017

Some toys lead a double life, and Planet the fawn is one of them. During the day, he’s on duty as the favored toy of a little girl. But at night…he’s on the go. One of these nights, he might even reach the giant cookie in the sky that sometimes has a bite taken out of it. The work of Argentine cartoonist Liniers has graced New Yorker covers and art galleries. Here he captures all of the magic and comfort of childhood in this perfect bedtime story. Ages 4-8.

 

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, DC 20912

Katherine Rundell - The Explorer

Thursday, September 28 at 10:30 am
The Explorer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481419451
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442490628
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2016

Rooftoppers Cover Image
By Katherine Rundell, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442490598
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

The Wolf Wilder Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481419437
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

Drawing inspiration from classic children’s adventure stories, Rundell creates a richly detailed world that tests the bravery and intuition of four young individuals. When their plane crashes, Fred, Con, Lila and Max must make their way through the Amazon jungle. Each child must look inside themselves to muster strength they didn’t know they had, even if it means having to eat a tarantula or care for a sick friend. Ages 8-12.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jennet Conant - Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist

Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm
Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476730882
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 19th, 2017

Conant’s intimate and deeply researched biography of her grandfather, James B. Conant (1893-1978), reads like a summary of the nation’s major foreign policy issues from World War I through the Cold War. A chemist, Conant supervised the development of poison gas during the First World War. During the second, he advised FDR on behalf of intervention and served as administrative director of the Manhattan Project. He supported bombing Hiroshima but rejected use of the hydrogen bomb. Under Eisenhower, he served as high commissioner to Germany and became one of the architects of U.S. post-War foreign policy. Conant, who has viewed twentieth-century history through the lens of biography in The Irregulars and Tuxedo Park, looks closely at questions of war and diplomacy we still struggle to resolve.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Orhan Pamuk - The Red-Haired Woman — at St. Pauls

Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm
The Red-Haired Woman Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780451494429
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 22nd, 2017

One of the most celebrated novelists at work today, Orhan Pamuk is the first Turkish Nobel Laureate and the author of ten novels, including My Name is Red and Snow. His newest work begins as a story of the artist as a young man, but Cem, a budding writer, instead becomes a geologist. When, age sixteen, he meets an alluring older woman, the novel promises a love story, but the romance serves as a catalyst for an exploration of fathers and sons: what they owe each other, how well they can know each other, and the myriad ways they betray each other. Cem's own father was by turns a political prisoner and a philanderer and he grew up largely fatherless. As Pamuk intertwines Cem's story with the myths of Oedipus, who killed his father, and Rostam, the father who killed his son in the Persian Shahnameh, he also illuminates Turkey's often uneasy position straddling east and west.

Pamuk will be in conversation with Azar Nafisi, author of books including The Republic of Imagination and Reading Lolita in Tehran.

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St. Paul’s
4900 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Leigh Bardugo - The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic — in the Children & Teens Dept.

Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Cover Image
By Leigh Bardugo, Sara Kipin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250122520
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Imprint - September 26th, 2017

To receive a ticket to join the signing line following this free event, purchase a copy of The Language of Thorns from Politics and Prose in-store, online, or by phone.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

Join us to hear Leigh speak and grab some exclusive tour swag. Guests are invited and encouraged to wear Grishaverse-inspired costumes. Special Grishaverse-inspired drinks and treats will be served in the Den the evening of the event. Come early to enjoy!

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Mark Bray - Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

Friday, September 29 at 7:00 pm
Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197036
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Published: Melville House Publishing - August 14th, 2017

When Hitler and Mussolini rose to power, antifascists organized to resist them. Now that populist demagoguery is surging and Trump is president, antifa is active around the world and recently opposed white supremacists in Charlottesville. Bray’s primer recaps the history of this vital movement, taking it from the 1920s to today. A historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe as well as one of the organizers of Occupy Wall Street, Bray has talked to antifascists in several different countries. He outlines the philosophy and tactics of groups including the Black Bloc, who believe that they are justified in using nearly any means to stop the alt-right message before it destroys democracy itself.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

P&P Fundraising Drives: Using Books For Good!

Saturday, September 30 at 12:00 am

Over three Saturdays in September, 20%* of our store’s proceeds will be donated to these organizations:

*Excluding book fair sales

 

Saturday, September 16

Direct Relief – providing immediate assistance to communities struck by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

 

Saturday, September 23

Book Industry Charitable Foundation – a nonprofit dedicated to supporting booksellers and bookstores, including those affected by the storms.

 

Saturday, September 30

We Act Radio & The Charnice Milton Community Bookstore – supporting the campaign to bring a bookstore to Anacostia.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Andrea Jarrell - I'm the One Who Got Away — in conversation with Bill O'Sullivan

Saturday, September 30 at 1:00 pm
I'm the One Who Got Away: A Memoir Cover Image
By Jarrell
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631522604
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Published: She Writes Press - September 5th, 2017

Jarrell’s powerful memoir starts as the story of how her mother saved herself and her daughter from Jarrell’s father, a charismatic and abusive actor. As the two traveled across the country, putting miles between themselves and the danger Jarrell’s father represented, they formed a strong bond. Jarrell identified so closely with her mother that only a shocking experience much later showed her that she didn’t have to relive her mother’s life. Expanding on her New York Times “Modern Love” column, Jarrell writes with compassion and insight about how her childhood quest for security at last led her to find independence and love on her own terms.

Jarrell will be in conversation with Bill O’Sullivan, senior managing editor of Washingtonian Magazine.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Derek S. Hyra - Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City — in conversation with Kymone Freeman

Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 pm
Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780226449531
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 17th, 2017

This discussion is held in support of the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore, a nonprofit initiative led by We Act Radio to bring a bookstore to Anacostia. 20% of P&P’s proceeds (excluding Book Fair sales) on Saturday, September 30, will be donated to this project.

Associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University, Hyra has spent the last six years studying the Shaw/U Street neighborhood, where he lives. As he did for Bronzeville and Harlem in his first book, The New Urban Renewal, Hyra gives a vibrant ethnography of a changing urban community. Once a center for D.C.’s African American elite, Shaw fell into decline in the late 1960s. Recent years have seen its fortunes improve, but gentrification has meant not just safer and cleaner streets, but the alienation of longtime residents. Calling these new urban districts “cappuccino cities,” both for their demographics and their higher cost of living, Hyra weighs their pros and cons and shows that the causes of gentrification, like its effects, are more complicated than most people assume.

Hyra will be in conversation with Kymone Freeman, an activist and co-owner of Anacostia-based We Act Radio AM.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Eileen Myles - Afterglow (a dog memoir)

Saturday, September 30 at 6:00 pm
Afterglow (a Dog Memoir) Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780802127099
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Grove Press - September 12th, 2017

One of today’s most innovative writers, Myles is the award-winning author of more than twenty books, including the novel Chelsea Girls and I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014. Combining memoir, fantasy, and an extraordinary empathy that leaps species boundaries, Myles’s latest book is a bittersweet memoir of Rosie, a pit bull that shared Myles’s life for sixteen years. As Myles looks back on the literature the two created together, the walks they took, and channels Rosie’s own perspective through an interview with a puppet, they celebrate a complex, dynamic relationship, explore the special bond between people and pets, and offer a deeply insightful meditation on grief.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

NERDS! Trivia Night ♦

Saturday, September 30 at 8:00 pm

How many rings were forged by Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth? Excluding monuments, what is the tallest building in D.C.? Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. in The Den. Then grab a drink special, put on your thinking cap, and join us upstairs for three rounds of mind-bending trivia by 8 p.m. Prizes awarded. Trivia night is open to all ages.

Beer and wine will be available.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Eli J. Finkel - The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work — in conversation with Daniel Pink

Sunday, October 1 at 1:00 pm
The All-Or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525955160
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Dutton Books - September 19th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jessica Bruder - Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Sunday, October 1 at 3:00 pm
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393249316
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Andrea Pitzer - One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps

Sunday, October 1 at 5:00 pm
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780316303590
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Little Brown and Company - September 19th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Brené Brown - Braving the Wilderness — at GW Lisner Auditorium

Sunday, October 1 at 7:00 pm

Social scientist and three-time #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In her new book, Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines our understanding of what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping out a clear path to true belonging. In this important and timely new book, Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism and find our way back to ourselves and to each other. 

This program does not include a public book signing.
Books will not be autographed. We are unable to take orders for signed copies.

This event is sold out.

All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6 p.m. the evening of the event.

Politics and Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

 

GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Art Garfunkel - What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man — at St. Paul's

Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm
What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385352475
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 26th, 2017

With Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel performed as Simon & Garfunkel from 1963 to 1970. The duo won six Grammy awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. That's the heart of the story, but there's a lot more to it. In What Is It All but Luminous, Garfunkel talks about growing up in Queens in the 1940s and '50s, recalls his early interest in music, his schooldays with Simon, and their first collaborations, while still in junior high. Their first recording hit #40 on the national charts, and Garfunkel was in the public eye from the age of sixteen. He discusses what made his partnership with Simon so special, why it couldn't last, and he talks about his life after the break-up, both the successful solo career and his life as a husband and father.

1 Book and 1 Ticket: $30; $28 for members
1 Book and 2 Tickets: $45; $43 for members
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St. Paul’s
4900 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding - Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm
Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250155504
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Picador USA - October 3rd, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

James Riley - Pick the Plot (Story Thieves # 4)

Tuesday, October 3 at 10:30 am
Pick the Plot Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481461283
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 26th, 2017

Story Thieves Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481409209
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - December 15th, 2015

Half Upon a Time Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416995944
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 13th, 2011

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Fall 2017 Educator’s Open House

Tuesday, October 3 at 4:30 pm

Join the Politics and Prose Children and Teens Department for an after-school event replete with discounts, giveaways, book recommendations, and light refreshments! Learn about the benefits we offer and how you can utilize our services to find the best books available for the children you teach. Bring your current school ID and receive a 20% discount off all books during the open house; you can also pick up free books, posters, book bags, and more for your classroom. We’ll see you there!

For adults

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

James Riley - Pick the Plot (Story Thieves # 4) — at Chevy Chase Library (MD)

Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 pm
Pick the Plot Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481461283
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 26th, 2017

 

 

Chevy Chase Library (MD)
8005 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Jeffrey Eugenides - Fresh Complaint — at St. Paul's

Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm
Fresh Complaint: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374203061
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 3rd, 2017

In his first-ever collection of short stories, Pulitzer Prize winner Eugenides combines brand-new themes with ideas from his beloved novels. The question of intersex identity that he explored in Middlesex reappears in one story; in another, Mitchell, one of the protagonists of The Marriage Plot, battles dysentery on a search for enlightenment. In other stories, an Indian-American teenager schemes her way out of an arranged marriage, a poet turns to white-collar crime, and a green-card marriage goes off the rails. Eugenides takes on his characters’ predicaments with the humor and compassion he’s known for, proving he’s a master of the short form as well as the long.

Eugenides will be in conversation with Tope Folarin, a writer based in Washington D.C. His debut novel, The Proximity of Distance, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. 

1 Book and 1 Ticket: $32; $30 for members
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St. Paul's Church
4900 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Al Franken - Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781455540419
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Twelve - May 30th, 2017

Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. He was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. His memoir is about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.  It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

Senator Franken will be in conversation with Salon CEO Jordan Hoffner.

Will call for this event will open at 6 p.m. All tickets and books will be available at the registers. The store will be closed to non-ticket-holding customers beginning at 5:45 p.m.

This event is sold out. 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Dr. Robert H. Latiff - Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield

Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm
Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101947609
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 26th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Mark Helprin - Paris in the Present Tense

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 pm
Paris in the Present Tense Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781468314762
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Overlook Press - October 3rd, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Masha Gessen - The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia — at Sidwell Friends

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 pm
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634536
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

Since the 2016 election, Gessen’s articles and commentary on Trump, Putin, hypocrisy, demagogues, and related issues have become essential reading. A long-time journalist who has worked in both Russia and the U.S., and author of the acclaimed biography of Putin The Man Without a Face, Gessen in her latest book traces Russia’s unsettling post-Soviet trajectory by looking closely at the lives of four different people. All were born into a time that promised freedom; all have been bitterly disappointed. As she examines how the state has crushed not only these people’s dreams but their sense of individual agency, Gessen tells a powerful cautionary tale deeply relevant to the West.

Gessen will be in conversation with Susan B. Glasser, POLITICO's chief international affairs columnist and host of its new weekly podcast, The Global Politico.

Student Ticket: $5
Single Ticket: $10
1 Book and 1 Ticket: $30; $28 for members
1 Book and 2 Tickets: $40; $38 for members
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Sidwell Friends
3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Garry Wills - What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters

Friday, October 6 at 7:00 pm
What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101981023
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - October 3rd, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Johanna Neuman - Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women's Right to Vote — in conversation with Judy Woodruff

Saturday, October 7 at 1:00 pm
Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women's Right to Vote Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781479837069
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: New York University Press - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Scott S. Greenberger - The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur

Saturday, October 7 at 3:30 pm
The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780306823893
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Da Capo Press - September 12th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Manoush Zomorodi - Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self

Saturday, October 7 at 6:00 pm
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250124951
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Jacob Weber - Don't Wait to Be Called & Nicole Tong - How to Prove a Theory

Sunday, October 8 at 1:00 pm
Don't Wait to Be Called Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781941551141
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Washington Writers' Publishing House - August 8th, 2017

How to Prove a Theory Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781941551134
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Washington Writers' Publishing House - August 8th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Matthew Zapruder - Why Poetry — in conversation with Howard Norman

Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm
Why Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062343079
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Ecco Press - August 15th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Lenora Chu - Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

Sunday, October 8 at 5:00 pm
Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062367853
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Harper - September 19th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh - Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi — at Sixth & I

Monday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607749141
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 3rd, 2017

Ottolenghi, the internationally renowned chef, entrepreneur, and author of Plenty, Plenty More, and the award-winning Jerusalem, started as a pastry chef, and in his sixth cookbook he goes back to his roots. With Goh, the Ottolenghi product developer and a pastry chef herself, he presents more than one hundred recipes for sweets, baked goods, and confections. All feature his signature flavor profiles, using combinations of ingredients such as fig, rose petal, saffron, orange blossom, star anise, pistachio, cardamom, and more. Just browse through the recipes—Cinnamon Pavlova with Praline Cream and Fresh Figs, Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut, and Rosewater—you can taste them already.

1 Ticket: $22
1 Book and 1 Ticket: $35; $33 for members
1 Book and 2 Tickets: $45; $43 for members
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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Mehdi Hasan and Ben Wofford - How Do I Explain This to My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump

Monday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
How Do I Explain This to My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump Cover Image
By Ava Siegler (Introduction By), Diane Wachtell (Editor), Sarah Swong (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781620973561
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: The New Press - July 11th, 2017

Taking its title from the election-night question posed by Van Jones, this anthology presents the experiences of eighteen parents who have grappled with how to have “the Trump talk” with their children. Contributed by writers, artist, and activists, these essays cover a range of issues including racism, homophobia, misogyny, lying, and bullying and offer advice about age-appropriate ways to frame the discussion. Join local contributors Mehdi Hasan, award-winning journalist and presenter of Al Jazeera English’s Head to Head and Upfront, and Benjamin Wofford, contributing editor at Politico, to discuss “parenting in the age of Trump.”

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Francine Klagsbrun - Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel

Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm
Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780805242379
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Schocken Books Inc - October 10th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Rupi Kaur - The Sun and Her Flowers — at UDC Theater of the Arts

Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 pm
The Sun and Her Flowers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449486792
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 3rd, 2017

Rupi Kaur memorably explored themes of trauma and resilience in her bestselling debut, milk and honey, which charted the poet's growth in four phases, from hurting to healing. Her eagerly awaited second collection of poetry and drawings is divided into five sections that explore ideas of home and exile. Putting her life in the context of natural cycles, Kaur considers her experience as a series of stages that take her from wilting and falling to rooting, rising, and blooming.

This event is a spoken word performance and will not include Q&A or a public signing.
Signed books will not be available.

This event is sold out.


All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6 p.m. the evening of the event.
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UDC Theater of the Arts
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Emma Otheguy - Marti's Song For Freedom/Marti y Sus Versos Por la Libertad — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 pm
Marti's Song For Freedom/Marti y Sus Versos Por la Libertad Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780892393756
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - July 2017

 

 

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Alexis Okeowo - A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 pm
A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316382939
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Published: Hachette Books - October 3rd, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

John Green and Hank Green - Turtles All the Way Down—at GW Lisner

Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 pm
Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525555360
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

Join #1 bestselling author John Green and special guest Hank Green on tour in support of John’s new novel, Turtles All the Way Down. In this multimedia event, the brothers will talk about John’s latest book, answer audience questions, perform live music, and more.

The event does not include a public signing. All tickets include an signed copy of Turtles All the Way Down.

1 Ticket & 1 Signed Copy of Turtles All the Way Down: $27
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GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Dick Lehr - Trell — in the Children & Teens Dept. **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm
Trell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763692759
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017

Violence took the life of a young girl on a hot summer evening. In its haste to close the murder of Boston’s youngest-ever victim, the city convicted an African American man using only circumstantial evidence. Romero Taylor was arrested when his daughter, Van Trell, was just a baby. Now 14-years old, Trell is determined to prove her father’s innocence. An actual case from the 1980s of the gang-related death of a 13 year-old inspired this compelling look at the role of investigative journalism. Lehr, formerly a member of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, brings journalistic rigor and a storyteller’s eye to this tale of hope, fragility, determination and family.  For Teens and Adults.

This is part of the Can We Talk About This event series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Caitlin Doughty - From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393249897
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Nidhi Chanani - Pashmina — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 pm
Pashmina Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626720879
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2017

Pashmina Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781626720886
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2017

 

 

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Doogie Horner - Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legend series)

Friday, October 13 at 10:30 am
Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers Cover Image
By David Stabler, Doogie Horner (Illustrator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781594749872
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Quirk Books - October 10th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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