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Monday, March 30, 7:00 pm
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 3rd, 2015

Ten years after he co-authored the internationally bestselling The Rule of Four, Caldwell again combines historical figures and events into a compelling intellectual mystery/thriller. Set in Rome, the story begins with the murder of a Vatican Museum curator about to unveil an exhibit involving the Diatessaron—an obscure fifth Christian gospel. Frustrated when police abandon the case, the victim’s partner, Father Alex, undertakes his own investigation, pursuing not just forensic leads but delving into what the dead man knew about scriptures and holy relics. (Simon & Schuster)

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
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Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 pm
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Published: Simon & Schuster - December 30th, 2014

A former IT consultant, Simsion has turned to novels that explore the very non-technological side of life—romance and all the delicate emotions that go with it. The Rosie Project introduced Don Tillman, a brilliant, but socially maladroit, genetics professor. When Tillman gets serious about looking for love, his systematic search somehow leads him to wild, impulsive Rosie. In his new novel, Simsion looks in on the relationship. It’s been ten months and the unlikely couple is living in New York and expecting a child. The father-to-be is doing research to prepare for his imminent role, and trying to be supportive of needy friends—not the least of whom is Rosie, who is feeling a little neglected. (Simon & Schuster)

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780062249210
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Published: Harper - March 10th, 2015

Starting with reports of flashing lights and a mysterious dark-eyed figure in a Santa Fe mansion-turned-hotel, Nordhaus, a journalist and author of The Beekeeper’s Lament, tells the real-life ghost story of her great-great grandmother. Julia Schuster Staab was born in Germany and relocated to New Mexico, where she had eight children and died in 1896, perhaps of depression. Nordhaus’s account of her family is also the story of the American West and immigration, of 19th-century women’s lives and psychics, of legends and truth. (HarperCollins)

Nordhaus will be in conversation with Florence Williams, author of Breasts.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
20008 Washington
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Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780691159478
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 22nd, 2015

Examining climate change as a large-scale risk management case, Wagner, Environmental Defense Fund lead senior economist and author of But Will the Planet Notice?, and Weitzman, Harvard Professor of Economics whose books include Income, Wealth, and the Maximum Principle, argue that “misguided economics” is the obstacle to policies encouraging a profitable low-carbon, high-efficiency market.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm
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Published: Harper - March 17th, 2015

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Maisie Dobbs, Winspear’s smart and indomitable nurse-turned-investigator, has been solving mysteries and winning readers’ hearts for ten years now. Her latest adventure unfolds in 1937 in a very tense Gibraltar. When the violence of the Spanish Civil War spills over into the outpost’s Sephardic Jewish community, Maisie suddenly finds herself of interest to the British Secret Service—as well as to an acquaintance from her past.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, April 6, 6:30 pm
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Published: Authorhouse - February 11th, 2015

In their memoir, Magnuson and Pine tell two stories of crisis and recovery. The first involves Magnuson’s struggle with addiction, an illness and a healing process that involved Pine, who is his wife, and indeed his entire family. The second narrative chronicles the couple’s H Street restaurant, the Argonaut. Voted one of DC’s top 75 bars in 2007, it was damaged by fire in 2010—then, with community help, it was rebuilt and made a triumphant return to the top 75 list in 2011.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Monday, April 6, 7:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781451685916
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 7th, 2014

Now Dean of the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Hill spent thirty-three years at the State Department, earning accolades for his service as ambassador to Iraq, Poland, The Republic of Korea, and Macedonia. His memoir recounts many headline events, including an IED attack on his motorcade, outlines intricate discussions at negotiating tables, and offers frank assessments of people Hill has known and worked with, from war criminals to Mother Teresa to Richard Holbrooke.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, April 6, 7:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781423183105
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - March 31st, 2015

From the Printz Award-Winning author of Code Name Verity comes another riveting historical novel. Teo and Eli’s barn-storming mothers perform under the monikers Black Dove and White Raven. When a terrible aviation accident kills Teo’s mother, Eli’s mother moves them all to Ethiopia, the only African country never to have been colonized, where Teo’s mother always dreamed of flying. Teo and Eli grow up there, imagining fantastic adventures for themselves as the next generation Black Dove and White Raven, but when war with Italy looms, their peaceful lives are turned upside down. Ages 12 and up

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, April 7, 10:30 am
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ISBN: 9780385388443
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2015

Billy is stuck for the entire summer in the lakeside cabin of his mother’s colleague, Dr. Libris. With nothing else to entertain him, Billy turns to Dr. Libris’s expansive bookcase to pass the time and discovers that maybe this summer won’t be so boring after all. When Billy reads, he can hear corresponding sound effects coming from the island out in the lake: clashing sabers, stomping giants, twanging bows. Billy goes to investigate and finds himself in the adventure of a lifetime. Dr. Libris may be up to more than just loaning out guest homes.  Ages 9 – 12

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 pm
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ISBN: 9781250052902
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 17th, 2015

The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic, Givhan in her first book recreates a November, 1973 fashion show organized as a fund-raiser for Versailles Palace. Five American designers were invited to participate, and their combination of fresh style, irreverence, and black models changed the rules of the game. Givhan expertly evokes the work of Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows, Oscar de la Renta, Halston, and Anne Klein, while showing how they drew on socio-cultural currents to crystallize the look of the moment.

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 pm
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374260507
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 3rd, 2015

Beatty’s fiction, which includes Tuff and The White Boy Shuffle, has earned acclaim for its bold and comical take on social issues. In his fourth novel, Beatty, who is also a poet and the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor, deploys deft satire as he follows an anonymous young man grappling with the recent shooting death of his father, a sociologist who in fact was not writing the magnum opus he had claimed, and the state’s threat to wipe his town, Dickens, off the California map.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, April 8, 10:30 am
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ISBN: 9781467716086
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Published: Millbrook Press - February 2015

One plastic bag, tossed carelessly on the ground or blown away on a breeze, can quickly become two, and then four, and then many. This is what happened in Njau, Gambia where discarded bags accumulated around the landscape, collecting rain water and breeding mosquitoes. Isatou Ceesay had a solution, and in this picture book, Zunon relates her inspiring true story. Ages 6 – 9

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 pm
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374260507
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 3rd, 2015

Beatty’s fiction, which includes Tuff and The White Boy Shuffle, has earned acclaim for its bold and comical take on social issues. In his fourth novel, Beatty, who is also a poet and the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor, deploys deft satire as he follows an anonymous young man grappling with the recent shooting death of his father, a sociologist who in fact was not writing the magnum opus he had claimed, and the state’s threat to wipe his town, Dickens, off the California map.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 pm
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ISBN: 9781612193748
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Published: Melville House Publishing - February 24th, 2015

A professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, Graeber attracted readers well outside his field with his prominent role in the Occupy movement and his groundbreaking study, Debt. The author of The Democracy Project as well as a frequent commentator in publications including Harper’s and The Washington Post, Graeber here combines the social theory of Marx and Foucault with popular culture’s super heroes for a fresh and surprising consideration of bureaucracy, that pervasive force that shapes our lives for better and worse.

Graeber will be in conversation with Matt Stoller, a writer and activist currently working for the Senate Budget Committee as a budget analyst.

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 pm

Simic’s wry and insightful essays are natural complements to his spare, sometimes surreal, and always vivid poems. The Life of Images draws from Simic’s five collections of memoir, travel, literary and cultural criticism, and includes several new essays. The Lunatic, Simic’s twentieth collection of poems, shows the former Poet Laureate is as funny and fresh as ever.


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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, April 9, 10:30 am
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ISBN: 9781935179818
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Published: Toon Graphics - April 7th, 2015

Centering on a field trip mix-up, this graphic novel introduces New York City’s subway system and its history. On Pablo’s first day at his new school in Manhattan, his class is visiting the Empire State Building. Determined to prove his independence and competency Pablo drags his buddy, Alicia, onto the local train instead of the express by accident. After traveling through colorful panels as crowded with details as New York itself, Alicia and Pablo manage to rejoin their class at America’s fourth tallest building, and NYC starts to look a little more like home.  Ages 8 – 12

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780307700391
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 7th, 2015

Teacher, actor, and founding director of Lenox-based Shakespeare & Company, Packer knows the Bard from both a scholar’s and a dramaturge’s perspectives. Her study of the women in Shakespeare’s plays covers the early work, romances, and histories, and illuminates a range of issues, from marriage and relationships to Renaissance constraints on women’s behavior to how Shakespeare’s female characters reflect the playwright’s own view of women, romance, and power.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, April 9, 7:30 pm
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ISBN: 9781935179818
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Published: Toon Graphics - April 7th, 2015

Centering on a field trip mix-up, this graphic novel introduces New York City’s subway system and its history. On Pablo’s first day at his new school in Manhattan, his class is visiting the Empire State Building. Determined to prove his independence and competency Pablo drags his buddy, Alicia, onto the local train instead of the express by accident. After traveling through colorful panels as crowded with details as New York itself, Alicia and Pablo manage to rejoin their class at America’s fourth tallest building, and NYC starts to look a little more like home.  Ages 8 – 12

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Friday, April 10, 7:00 pm
$26.95
ISBN: 9780399167645
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 7th, 2015

Kerr introduced Bernie Gunther in his 1989 March Violets. Now in his tenth thriller, Bernie, decorated WWI veteran, widower, and tough-talking, somewhat cynical Berlin private investigator, has been ordered by Hitler’s Propaganda Minister to go to Croatia. There Bernie gets tangled up with the Ustashe, witnesses shocking acts of brutality, and tries to figure out how these events are connected to a rising film star back at home.

Kerr will be in conversation with novelist James Grady, author of Last Days of the Condor.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, April 11, 1:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781628725384
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Published: Arcade Publishing - April 7th, 2015

Drawing on her experience of more than three decades with the EPA, Oge, who served as director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality and was instrumental in designing Obama’s 2012 plan for fuel-efficiency and emission cuts, gives an overview of the science and politics of climate change and previews the auto show of the future, which will feature vehicles such as the one DeltaWing Technologies is developing that are lighter, safer, and smarter than what we drive today.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, April 11, 3:30 pm

History has been slow to warm to Madison, and, indeed, the man himself was reluctant to put himself forward. But there’s more to the fourth president than just his political ability and calculating intellect. In this thoroughly researched life, Signer, author of Demagogue, and currently practicing corporate and regulatory law with Madison Law and Strategy Group, reveals his subject as a passionate statesman who fought hard for the ideals enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Author of many books on American Revolutionary events and figures, notably his dual biography, Madison and Jefferson, in which he gave top billing to the politician he found the more astute, Burstein, history professor at Louisiana State University, now reconsiders Jefferson in light of the many roles others have cast him in. Claimed as the model for liberal humanism as well as for small-government conservatism, Jefferson has buttressed the arguments of FDR and Truman, as well as Reagan and Christian activists.


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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, April 11, 6:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780307962669
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 31st, 2015

Smith’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection Life on Mars constituted an eloquent and moving elegy for her father. In her first memoir, the poet and Princeton creative writing professor fleshes out the rest of her family, focusing on her late mother, whose deep Christian faith inspired her daughter, who later found an equivalent wellspring of strength in writing. Describing a loving, close-knit family—her “heaven”—Smith evokes the milestones of growing up and eventually outgrowing Fairview, California.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, April 12, 1:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780374292980
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 31st, 2015

A compelling spokesman for the material in the age of the virtual, Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft and skilled fabricator of components for custom motorcycles, widens the exploration of manual labor he began in his first book, looking at a range of intensively hands-on occupations, from kitchen work to ice hockey. His focus is focus itself, and how we can maintain close attention in a world of unceasing distractions.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, April 12, 5:00 pm
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476769899
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 10th, 2015

Across the board, members of the Port Clinton, Ohio, high school class of 1959—Putnam among them--have enjoyed a higher standard of living than their parents. In recent years, however, such generational progress can’t be taken for granted. In this deeply researched study of the nation’s growing economic disparities, Putnam, Harvard professor of public policy and author of the classic Bowling Alone, draws on data, studies, and the real-life experiences of children from diverse socio-economic strata who face dwindling opportunities for economic mobility.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Sunday, April 12, 6:30 pm
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ISBN: 9780307962669
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 31st, 2015

Smith’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection Life on Mars constituted an eloquent and moving elegy for her father. In her first memoir, the poet and Princeton creative writing professor fleshes out the rest of her family, focusing on her late mother, whose deep Christian faith inspired her daughter, who later found an equivalent wellspring of strength in writing. Describing a loving, close-knit family—her “heaven”—Smith evokes the milestones of growing up and eventually outgrowing Fairview, California.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Monday, April 13, 7:00 pm
$27.95
ISBN: 9780307958822
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 7th, 2015

In his close look at the woman known for her “Let’s Move!” program which advocates for good nutrition for schoolchildren, and her book, American Grown, Slevin, a former Washington Post national and international news reporter now teaching at Northwestern’s Medill School, traces Mrs. Obama from her Chicago roots through Princeton and Harvard Law, her legal work, marriage, and reinvention of the role of first lady.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 pm
$26.99
ISBN: 9781476710457
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 7th, 2015

The fifth work of fiction by the author of the bestselling The Dive from Clausen’s Pier is the story of the Blair family, residents of northern California since Dr. Blair impulsively bought land there in 1954. As the four Blair offspring take turns narrating events, they reconsider through an adult lens the problems of this complicated family, and meditate on their attachment to the family home.

Packer will be in conversation with Susan Coll, author of The Stager.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 pm

Celebrate baseball and the 12th edition of The Grantland Quarterly and meet some of the fantastic staff writers from Grantland. With Keri, author of Up, Up, and Away, just released in paperback, the panel of sports and culture commentators includes Pulitzer Prize-winning movie columnist Wesley Morris; Louisa Thomas, author of Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family and pieces on Nishikori and the Olympics; Ben Lindbergh, with recent posts on baseball, TV, and Johnny Depp; Charlie Pierce, author of Idiot America and lead writer for Esquire.com’s Politics blog;  Bryan Curtis, who has focused on sports media and the super bowl; Brian Phillips, who has written on film, music, and tennis; and Rembert Browne, film and music critic.


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Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 pm

 With her co-writer, the journalist and Stern editor Nikola Sellmair, Teege recounts the discovery of her deeply unsettling family history in My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me (Experiment, $24.95). Put up for adoption when she was a month old, Teege is the daughter of a Nigerian father and a German mother, whose own father was Amon Goeth, the Nazi commandant responsible for clearing the Krakow ghetto and whose brutality was a focus of Schindler’s List. A stunning collision of history and identity, Teege’s memoir asks profound questions about both.

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 pm
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393089622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 13th, 2015

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor unleashed a chain of retaliatory strikes, starting with the Doolittle Raid four months later. Scott, author of The War Below and the award-winning The Attack on the Liberty, draws on little-used archival documents and on new interviews with the Pacific front’s participants to profile Army pilot James Doolittle and recount his attack on Tokyo, which was followed swiftly by Japanese efforts to take Midway along with a brutal campaign against China that killed some 250,000 people.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476716015
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 7th, 2015

Now a Fox News commentator and adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Miller is as well-known for being part of a story as for any she’s written. Her memoir traces her childhood and rise from covering national politics at The New York Times to holding top positions at the paper’s bureaus in Cairo, Paris, and Washington. But the book’s focus is Miller’s reporting on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, reports that proved erroneous and cost her her job, though her refusal at the time to reveal her sources earned her the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, April 17, 7:00 pm
$17.95
ISBN: 9781935536543
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Published: Four Way Books - April 7th, 2015

The author of the novels All Saints and The Cloud Atlas, Callanan in his first collection of stories shows that he practices what his title preaches. These are characters whose voices and thoughts ring true, whose decisions—good and bad—are treated with compassion and humor. Callanan is also an incisive observer, and evokes geographical terrain as skillfully as he does emotional landscapes.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, April 18, 1:00 pm
$24.95
ISBN: 9781625341327
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - December 31st, 2014

The American consumer culture took hold in the early twentieth century and sparked new thinking about thrift. In his fourth book, Yarrow, a historian, New York Times journalist, and consultant to organizations ranging from the Labor Department under Clinton to his current affiliation with The Institute for American Values, looks back to a movement that was as much social as it was economic. As credit unions enabled the working class to achieve financial security, thrift engaged the YMCA, temperance organizations, and the Boy Scouts to promote self-discipline and resist radicalism. Yarrow points to a resurgence of values like efficiency and simplicity in today’s focus on sustainability.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, April 18, 3:30 pm
$27.95
ISBN: 9781612057064
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Published: Paradigm Publishers - March 2015

Sports, films, and even academia have their celebrities—why shouldn’t politics? As Walsh shows in his seventh book, celebrity and the American presidency have gone hand-in-hand since the beginning. Combining history, cultural analysis, and profiles of presidents including Lincoln, the two Roosevelts, and both Bushes, Walsh, White House correspondent for U.S. News and World Report since 1986, assesses Obama’s performance in this unconventional context.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, April 18, 6:00 pm
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ISBN: 9780393057133
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 6th, 2015

Moss follows the acclaimed short story collection, Little Edens, with a novel that explores the ideal of recreating an unspoiled world. Set in high-minded nineteenth-century New England among ministers, teachers, and artists, the narrative focuses on Sophy, a painter expecting her first child. But her husband, caught up in his quest to understand Adam’s experience, neglects his wife as he obsessively works to construct a perfect realm in the microcosm of a greenhouse.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 pm

How many rings were forged by Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkein’s Middle Earth? Excluding monuments, what is the tallest building in D.C.? Put on your thinking cap, grab a drink, and join us for our monthly trivia night! Enjoy the grilled cheese sandwich special at the P&P Coffehouse from 7 to 8 p.m., grab a latte (with a lid!) and trek upstairs to four rounds of mind-bending trivia questions. Prizes will be awarded. Trivia night is open to all ages.

Beer and wine will be available.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Sunday, April 19, 1:00 pm
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250061133
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 31st, 2015

Simon’s powerful memoir began with a series of Tweets he posted in July 2013 from his dying mother’s intensive care bedside. Reporting on her condition and reflecting on her life, Simon, the award-winning NPR correspondent and host of Weekend Edition Saturday, drew millions of followers with his vivid and loving accounts of a woman who had worked in nightclubs, dated mobsters, known movie stars, and been a devoted mother.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, April 19, 5:00 pm
$21.99
ISBN: 9781626199736
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Published: History Press - March 23rd, 2015

Peck is a D.C. writer, lecturer, and tour guide who has turned books into tours and vice-versa—witness his Prohibition in Washington, D.C. and his popular Temperance Tour, featured on the History Channel—to take visitors and readers “off the mall.” In his sixth work of local history, Peck revisits the years 1863 to 1873, the decade Walt Whitman spent in the capital. Peck covers the poet’s service as a nurse, his relationship with Peter Doyle, his work as a federal clerk, and, of course, his writing.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, April 19, 6:30 pm
$32.00
ISBN: 9781137342508
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - December 4th, 2014

Co-directors of the University of Virginia Explorations in Black Leadership Project, Bond, long-time activist, former chair of the NAACP, first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and former Georgia State Legislator, and Leffler, UVA history professor and director of the school’s Institute for Public History, profile a wide range of black leaders, using the stories of individuals including John Lewis, Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and many others to paint a wider picture of how leadership grows from socio-cultural tensions and the historic struggle against racism and inequality.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC, DC 20017
Monday, April 20, 10:30 am
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250026910
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 1st, 2014

Andy and Terry are trying to tell their readers the story of how they met, but things keep coming up. There are sharks that need surgery after eating Terry’s underwear, a necessary ice-cream break at their personal ice cream parlor with 78 flavors. And that’s just the first two floors! This heavily-illustrated sequel to The 13-Story Treehouse is just as goofy and fun as the first, maybe even more.  Ages 8 – 12

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, April 20, 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of fiction by two young and accomplished Nigerian writers. Obioma, who has lived in Cyprus and Turkey in addition to his native Nigeria and adopted America, has set his first novel in Akure, Nigeria, in the 1990s. Recounted by the youngest of four brothers who encounter a madman while out fishing, the story explores the ramifications of the prophecy that one brother will be killed by another.

The second novel by the award-winning author of Voice of America is a rich treasure-house of stories. Osondu shows the range and versatility of his storytelling ability by deploying a full complement of myths, fables, and superstitions, along with a frame narrative and elements reminiscent of a Greek chorus, to evoke the complex life of a 21st-century African community.


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Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Monday, April 20, 7:00 pm
By Renata Adler, Michael Wolff (Introduction by), Michael Wolff (Preface by)
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ISBN: 9781590178799
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Published: New York Review of Books - April 7th, 2015

Adler has written two indelible novels, Speedboat and Pitch Dark, noted for their unconventional style and beautiful, fragmentary language, but the bulk of her work has been nonfiction. A longtime staff writer for The New Yorker, Adler published several books between 1969 and 2004, ranging from film criticism to cultural commentary to expansive analysis of current political events. Her new selection features the best of her early work along with more recent assessments of the world today, a collection that showcases her sharp reportorial skills and independent thinking.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, April 20, 7:30 pm
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250026910
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 1st, 2014

Andy and Terry are trying to tell their readers the story of how they met, but things keep coming up. There are sharks that need surgery after eating Terry’s underwear, a necessary ice-cream break at their personal ice cream parlor with 78 flavors. And that’s just the first two floors! This heavily-illustrated sequel to The 13-Story Treehouse is just as goofy and fun as the first, maybe even more.  Ages 8 – 12

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tuesday, April 21, 10:30 am
$16.99
ISBN: 9780805080223
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 14th, 2015

Growing up in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, in the 1940s, Tate P. Ellerbee listens to Hank Williams on the radio with her great aunt and great uncle every Saturday night. So when her teacher decides it’s time for her class to learn the art of letter-writing, Tate knows just who she’ll write to. After all, she’s sure she and Hank are kindred spirits. Told entirely through Tate’s letters to Hank, this coming-of-age story has a personal warmth. Ages 10 – 13

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 pm
$23.00
ISBN: 9780544303164
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 14th, 2015

Flournoy, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and currently working for the D.C. public libraries, centers her debut novel on Yarrow Street, on Detroit’s East Side. The Turners have lived there for fifty years, and the family—now comprising thirteen children and a ghost—has seen its fortunes decline along with the city’s. It’s 2008 and the family house is worth less than its mortgage payments, the oldest son is out of work after an accident, the youngest daughter is a gambler, and the youngest son is a cop with some unlawful ideas. Flournoy’s narrative is a deft interweaving of the clan’s personal, social, and economic challenges.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 pm
$27.95
ISBN: 9780307273482
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 7th, 2015

In his first book, the New York City-based journalist recounts the shocking story of Chucky Taylor. The son of Liberia’s Charles Taylor, Chucky was an ordinary Florida teenager when he went to Africa to visit his father; a war criminal when he returned. As Taylor’s rule tightened and his regime became more brutal and lawless, his son, too, lost any sense of moral and ethical guidelines, to the point where he became the first American convicted of the war crime of torture.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, April 22, 10:30 am
By Kevin McCloskey, Kevin McCloskey (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781935179801
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Published: Toon Books - April 14th, 2015

This fun and clever non-fiction graphic novel for early readers is an introduction to all sorts of worms—even the gummy kind—but earth worms in particular. Drawn on recycled grocery bags, McCloskey’s exploration of these creatures reveals their importance to the soil, how many of them can fit in one small park, how they reproduce, and much more. Whether you think worms are gross or cool or somewhere in between, you’re sure to find something edifying in this slight tome. Ages 4 – 7

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm
$26.99
ISBN: 9781568584522
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Published: Nation Books - February 24th, 2015

Editor of the legendary Ramparts as well as editor-in-chief of Truthdig, a Webby-award-winning online magazine, and co-host of KCRW’s “Left, Right and Center,” Scheer in his tenth book issues a call-to-action to preserve the right of privacy. Currently threatened by the information revolution in general (witness Facebook’s 2012 manipulation of users’ moods by skewing content) and nearly unlimited government surveillance of citizens’ online and phone activity in particular, privacy, Scheer argues, is an essential foundation of democracy itself and without it, our very freedom is imperiled.

Scheer will be in conversation with Dennis Kucinich, former Cleveland mayor and U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1997 to 2013.

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 pm
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544381001
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 7th, 2015

While definitely something to celebrate, marriage equality won’t vanquish homophobia, and the NFL’s drafting of openly gay players won’t end gay-bashing on its own. Signorile, Sirius XM Radio host, Huffington Post Gay Voices editor at large, and author of Queer in America, assesses recent gains in the struggle for LGBTQ rights, and outlines the continuing challenges.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm
$24.95
ISBN: 9781590516072
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Published: Other Press (NY) - February 24th, 2015

But for the Nazis and the Second World War, Rosenberg would likely have been born in Poland rather than in Sweden. Recreating his father’s experience of first surviving, then leaving, the Lodz ghetto and the Auschwitz death camp, Rosenberg, an acclaimed Swedish journalist and author of The Lost Land, explores the overwhelming challenges his parents faced in rebuilding their lives after the Holocaust.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm

 In his thought-provoking look at ten noteworthy individuals, Brooks, the longtime New York Times columnist and author of bestselling works The Social Animal and Bobos in Paradise, The Road to Character (Random House, $28) looks hard at what we mean by "character." Is it an innate quality, brought to the surface by particular experiences? Is it something built over time? And can it endure in a culture that values consumption and material gratification over inner fulfillment?

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC, DC 20001
Friday, April 24, 10:30 am
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442494893
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2015

All your favorite characters are back in Ben’s latest adventure. After accidentally shooting a live mortar into the principal’s office during a training exercise, Ben is kicked out of the CIA’s Academy of Espionage faster than he can blink. Faced with the prospect of living in the boring regular world again, Ben switches sides and finally accepts SPYDER’s invitation to join them. Or does he? In the world of espionage the double-crosses can be hard to keep track of. Ages 9 – 12

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, April 24, 7:00 pm
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393248579
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 20th, 2015

Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001 and was one of the authors of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In this urgent call to address economic inequality, Stiglitz, now professor at Columbia University and co-chair of that university’s Committee on Global Thought, reprises a lecture that helped launch the Occupy movement, shows how inequality threatens prosperity, and outlines reforms that would promote opportunity, growth, and equality.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, April 25, 1:00 pm

Berger has taught writing and literature for nearly twenty years at the University of Maryland and for a decade at Montgomery College. He published his first book, Quality Hill, in 1993, and his poems have appeared in publications in the U.S. as well as in Berlin, Leipzig, and Budapest. Join the author and his translator, Christoph Koenig, a professor and critic from Germany, for a special bilingual reading from this dual language English-German collection.

Winch is as well known for his poetry as he is for his stories—both true and fictional—and for his work with the traditional Irish music band, Celtic Thunder, which he and his brother founded in 1977. His seventh collection of poems is a witty, often satirical, blend of formal verse with dialogue and unexpected observations of everyday life.


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5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, April 25, 3:30 pm

Washington, D.C. students will read their winning poems from the Parkmont Poetry Festival book. The annual Festival, running since 1982, is open to all D.C. poets in 7th through 12th grade. The students’ work is full of energy, humor, acute observation, despair and elation. The judge for the upcoming festival in May is Newbery award-winning Kwame Alexander. All ages

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Saturday, April 25, 6:00 pm
By Meghan Daum, Meghan Daum (Editor)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250052933
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Published: Picador USA - March 31st, 2015

If our genes are primed to carry on their legacy, is it unnatural not to want children? While parenting books abound, books about choosing not to be a parent are rare. In this frank and insightful anthology, sixteen writers reflect on their childlessness and on the social pressure to have children. Join the collection’s editor, Daum, Los Angeles Times columnist, author of Unspeakable, and no stranger to difficult and controversial issues, and contributor Holt, author of You are One of Them to discuss the challenges and fulfillment of not having 2.3 children.

Daum and Holt will be in conversation with poet and memoirist Sandra Beasley, whose fourth book, Count the Waves, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in June.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, April 26, 1:00 pm
$18.00
ISBN: 9781610915915
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Published: Island Press - April 7th, 2015

Fagin, longtime Newsday environmental reporter, is currently director of NYU’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, and he draws on each of these fields—along with economics, history, epidemiology, and pure compassion—for his Pulitzer-winning account of a New Jersey town. Used for decades as an industrial-chemical waste site, Toms River also suffers a high incidence of childhood cancers; Fagin joins scientists, health-care workers, and parents to investigate the connection.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761184881
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Published: Workman Publishing - April 7th, 2015

As part of Art Hop, the annual festival that turns Main Street Takoma into an arts district for a day, Luna, a designer, painter, writer, and motivational speaker, will talk about her new book and conduct a workshop on how to bridge the divide between “should”—meeting socio-economic expectations—and “must”—following deep-seated dreams; between doing what is needed to earn a living and doing what makes life truly worth living. Luna’s succinct and inspiring primer lays out the steps involved in realizing  personal goals, from formulating what it is you really want to creating a practical plan to make it happen.

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Sunday, April 26, 5:00 pm
$15.95
ISBN: 9781593766023
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Published: Soft Skull Press - April 14th, 2015

In her first book, Lindberg, a lawyer, photographer, and senior writer for the Nature Conservancy, tells the compelling story of her search for the truth about Walter Lindberg. According to her father, Walter was a bold Amazonian explorer who died for his dreams. But, troubled by inconsistencies in this account, Lindberg probed deeper—and found many surprises.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, April 26, 6:30 pm
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316292085
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 21st, 2015

Bogosian is well known for his monologues and dramas—including the Pulitzer finalist, Talk Radio—and for his award-winning acting on TV, film, and stage. Now this versatile performer and writer turns historian, looking back to the 1915 Armenian genocide and its aftermath, particularly the 1921 plot by Armenian survivors to assassinate Turks responsible for the mass slaughter.

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Monday, April 27, 7:00 pm
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385536011
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Published: Nan A. Talese - March 31st, 2015

Both strong, smart, fascinating women, Alice Roosevelt Longworth and Eleanor Roosevelt have separately been the subject of many books. Born within eight months and a few blocks of each other, the first cousins were well acquainted and, though alike in many ways, were polar opposites in others. In this first study of the women’s complicated relationship, Peyser, a journalist and former Newsweek deputy editor and Dwyer, head of School Choice International, present the pair’s distinct priorities and modes of wielding power with an insight and flair worthy of their subjects.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061706370
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Published: HarperCollins - April 21st, 2015

Elodie is returning to Lahnt after her last thrilling adventure with the dragon detective Meenore and Count Jonty Um, an ogre, in tow. Although she’s excited to see home again, she’s anxious about how her companions might be received. But she doesn’t have much time to fret: the Replica, the magical statue that keeps a volcano on the island of Lahnt from erupting, has been stolen. Finding herself surrounded by a host of suspicious characters, Elodie must use her wits to find the thief in three days, before the eruption destroys a mountain. Ages 9 – 12

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143126881
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2015

Hayes won the 2010 National Book Award for Lighthead, his fourth collection of poems. In his new book the MacArthur fellow and creative writing teacher at the University of Pittsburgh draws on the lives of writers ranging from Whitman to Mayakovsky to Elllison, as well as on his own work as a visual artist to question the reality of appearances in our representations of the world, considering maps, graphs, and contour drawings to tease out the assumptions they encode.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, April 29, 10:30 am
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626720244
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Published: First Second - April 7th, 2015

Entomologist Hosler’s action-packed graphic novel depicts the tale of Lucy, a curious and tenacious scientist, who happens to be a beetle. She leaves New Coleopolis, her urban home at the edge of a vast desert in the protective shade of a palm tree, to discover something new about the world. With a team of researchers, consisting of a firefly, a stag beetle, and a variety of kin at her side, Lucy’s quest is rendered in sweeping pen and ink illustrations and filled with information on the scientific method and its applications. Ages 10 – 14

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 pm
$25.00
ISBN: 9780670016808
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Published: Penguin Putnam - October 16th, 2014

Greene directs the Whiskey School at Manhattan’s Flatiron Room, where her goal is to “demystify whiskey” by not just explaining the distillation process, but by offering courses like “Whiskey as an Aphrodisiac.” Meet Greene—New York’s first female whiskey sommelier—for a spirited talk about whiskey and a quick, easy lesson in the secrets of cool, sophisticated drinking a là House of Cards.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 pm
$24.95
ISBN: 9781938901386
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Published: Roaring Forties Press - May 12th, 2015

Places as distant and different from each other as Afghanistan and Peru, Sudan and Kosovo, have one thing in common: war. This collection of seventy interviews with people who have experienced armed conflict, whether as civilians, peacekeepers, parents, healers, or children, gives voice to extraordinary stories of survival and suffering, justice and trauma, from around the world. Rausch, director of the Rule of Law Center at the United States Institute of Peace, has traveled extensively and listened closely.

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 pm
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062395542
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Published: Ecco Press - March 12th, 2015

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, has stunned the world with its brutality and its sophisticated use of technology to terrorize with “ghoulish pornography.” With co-author Jessica Stern, a Harvard lecturer and author of several books on terrorism, Berger, regular contributor to Foreign Policy and author of Jihad Joe, draws on contacts and expertise to analyze ISIS’s goals, strategies, and possible next moves.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Thursday, April 30, 10:30 am
By Katy Kelly, Gillian Johnson (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780385741668
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2015

Melonhead and Sam are visiting Melonhead’s grandparents at their Florida retirement community, Paradise. The place really lives up to its name, with wilderness to explore and animals to discover. Melonhead becomes so enamored with the Floridian landscape he decides to bringa local creature home as a pet. Not one of the cute barking tree frogs—he wants analligator. It should be easy to sneak an egg on the plane home and hatch it once he gets there, right? But as with most of Melonhead’s plans, things quickly get a little more complicated. Ages 8 – 12

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, April 30, 7:00 pm
$29.95
ISBN: 9781594204296
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Published: Penguin Press - April 7th, 2015

The years between roughly 1968 and 1975 were a period of escalating domestic violence in the U.S. with an attendant rise in FBI crack-downs on organizations perceived as dangerous subversives. Burrough, an award-winning financial journalist, former Wall Street Journal reporter, author of Public Enemies, and now a Vanity Fair special correspondent, has conducted extensive interviews with members of both sides. His illuminating history of groups like the FALN, the Symbionese Liberation Army, and many others details the activists’ goals and methods, conveys how out-of-control the times felt to those charged with restoring order, and questions easy hero/villain pigeonholes.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, April 30, 7:00 pm

 In her eleventh novel, God Help The Child (Knopf, $24.95), the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison, explores the harsher side of motherly love. This taut and frank novel focuses on Sweetness, a light-skinned woman who treats her daughter coldly, justifying it as tough love to prepare her for the pain of a world acutely aware of her color. Sweetness has her own lessons to learn and Morrison shows how she eventually understands that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."

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Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC, DC 20001
Thursday, April 30, 7:30 pm
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626720244
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Published: First Second - April 7th, 2015

Entomologist Hosler’s action-packed graphic novel depicts the tale of Lucy, a curious and tenacious scientist, who happens to be a beetle. She leaves New Coleopolis, her urban home at the edge of a vast desert in the protective shade of a palm tree, to discover something new about the world. With a team of researchers, consisting of a firefly, a stag beetle, and a variety of kin at her side, Lucy’s quest is rendered in sweeping pen and ink illustrations and filled with information on the scientific method and its applications. Ages 10 – 14

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Friday, May 1, 7:00 pm
$22.00
ISBN: 9780374100520
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - April 7th, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Saturday, May 2, 12:00 am

Following the runaway success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the nation are now preparing for Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on May 2nd. From Bend to Brooklyn, book lovers should mark their calendars for this special day of literary parties.

400 bookstores. 16 exclusive books & art pieces. Author appearances, IBD tote bags, and other festivities  all day. One day only. Join the party! May 2, 2015:

 

*Items will only be  available on Independent Bookstore Day - Saturday, May 2nd*

 

Independent Bookstore Day Tote Bag by Roz Chast

 

Designed by cartoonist Roz Chast specifically for Independent Bookstore Day, these limited-edition tote bags scream “I love my bookstore!”

 

 

Building: Stories Signed & Numbered print

 

Created by Chris Ware especially for Independent Bookstore Day: a wordless print about reading, parenting, and education consisting of images from his award-winning Building: Stories. A limited edition of 500 signed, numbered giclée prints on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 gsm 100% acid-free fine art paper, shrink wrapped on acid-free foam core.

 

Books about Books Boxed set in tin box

 

The ultimate booklovers boxed set. Includes special IBD-only editions of Shadow of the Wind;  84 Charring Cross Road; The Borrower; and The Bookmans Tale in a beautifully designed, reusable tin with lid.

 

“American books everyone should read” A Consensus cloud from top lists & prizes by David McCandless

 

A limited-edition, signed infographic print of popular books and authors from David McCandless, author of Knowledge is Beautiful and The Visual Miscellaneum. Each subject is color-coded and each title is written in the font of the original book jacket.

 

Stripey F*#k Throx (Socks)

 

In a brilliant answer to the universal missing sock conundrum, the Throx company makes sets of socks in 3s! These special Stripey Christopher Moore F*ck Throx make reference to the favorite expletive of Pocket (from the Moore novel Fool): f*ckstockings!, and Abby Normal’s “f*cksocks” from A Dirty Job. You rock my stripey socks!

 

Urgent, Unheard Stories by Roxane Gay

 

A mini-collection of essays on books, reading, and the world of contemporary literature by Roxane Gay available as a limited edition, signed chapbook.

 

Hyperbole & A Half Signed Broadside

 

Bring a little Allie Brosh home with this signed four-color print from her remarkable debut, Hyperbole and a Half. A perfect collectible for Allie Broshs legions of fans, this high quality print is suitable for framing. Limited print run of 1500.

 

Guess How Much I Love to Read “Bunsie”

Made of 100% soft European quality cotton. This onesie has snaps at the bottom making it easy to change and dress little ones. Each onesie comes with a specially designed hang-tag reading “Made exclusively in support of indie bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day 2015” with IBD logo. Start ‘em early!
 

Huckleberry Finn’s Mississippi River Journey: A Literary Map from Plotted

 

A lush, hand-drawn road map depicting Huck’s river journey. The map, which will appear in Plotted: A Literary Atlas, has been extended and expanded upon for IBD.

 

Funny Ha Ha: Jokes & Riddles from Our Best-loved Illustrators
 

A full-color page-turner for the 6-11 crowd. Like last year’s I Smell Carrots: A Joke Book for Kids, this year’s version is made up of original art from some our best-loved and most recognizable children’s illustrators. The jokes are a mix of old groaners, originals and a few shaggy dogs. Designed by Christy Hale.

 

Days Like This: Good Writers on Bad Luck, Bum Deals and Other Torments

A collection of personal essays (and a few short stories) by many of our favorite writers who were given the prompt, “My ________ From Hell” and set loose. The results—which cover everything from online dating to the death of a childhood classmate—are often laugh-out-loud, frequently heart-rending and sometimes downright jaw-dropping. With cover art by Rich Black.

 

“Sweet” Literary Tea Towel Set

These 100% cotton flour sack tea towels are part art, part kitchen necessity, and all conversation piece. Designed by Kristine Brogno (who designed our book by Lisa Brown last year) the“sweet” towels read: Reading is escape and the opposite of escape. –Nora Ephron and What kind of life can you have in a house without books?–Sherman Alexie. Two-towel sets are packaged in a 4-color box the size of a trade paperback and picturing each towel on the outside.

 

 

“Salty” Literary Tea Towel Set

These 100% cotton flour sack tea towels are part art, part kitchen necessity, and all conversation piece. Designed by Kristine Brogno (who designed our book by Lisa Brown last year) the “salty” towels read: It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read. –Lemony Snicket  and People that like to read are always a little fucked up. –Pat Conroy . Two-towel sets are packaged in a 4-color box the size of a trade paperback and picturing each towel on the outside.

 

A Literary Map of the Seas

Following on the heels of the successful Literary Map of California created by 3Fish Studios in San Francisco for CBD 2014, comes the Literary Map of the Seas , a hand drawn fine art print of 24 great books set in the ocean. Includes classics from The Odyssey and Moby Dick to modern favorites like The Life of Pi, Plover, Pippi in the South Seas, and Swamplandia!  A full-color, gallery quality giclee print suitable for framing.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, May 2, 1:00 pm
$25.00
ISBN: 9781451659375
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 21st, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Saturday, May 2, 3:30 pm
$26.00
ISBN: 9781455599875
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 21st, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Saturday, May 2, 6:00 pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Sunday, May 3, 9:30 am
$24.95
ISBN: 9781609805968
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 17th, 2015

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Sunday, May 3, 1:00 pm
$30.00
ISBN: 9780292772496
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Sunday, May 3, 5:00 pm
$25.00
ISBN: 9781619024953
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 14th, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Monday, May 4, 7:00 pm
$28.00
ISBN: 9781608198139
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 7th, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 pm
Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, DC 20017
Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 pm
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595148032
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Published: Razorbill - April 28th, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 pm
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062002761
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Published: Harper - April 14th, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Wednesday, May 6, 10:30 am
$13.99
ISBN: 9781484708491
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 5th, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 pm
$15.95
ISBN: 9780804171472
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Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2015

Busboys and Poets Takoma
235 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 pm
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062349859
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Published: Harper Teen - May 5th, 2015

Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 pm
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802123459
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Published: Grove Press - April 7th, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008
Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 pm
$13.99
ISBN: 9781484708491
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 5th, 2015

Takoma Park Library (MD)
101 Philadelphia Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Thursday, May 7, 10:30 am
By Doreen Cronin, Juana Medina (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780670785780
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2015

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20008

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