Detailed Event List

Joe Tone - Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream

Monday, August 21 at 7:00 pm
Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812989601
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: One World - August 8th, 2017

The title of Tone’s fascinating account of life on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border points to the brutal tactics of the area’s drug traffickers, but it also refers to the name of a champion quarter horse. When Jose Trevino, a Mexican-born Dallas bricklayer of modest means, bid close to a million dollars to win Bones at auction, the FBI got interested. Tone, former editor of the Dallas Observer, traces the government’s investigation as it uncovered a major drug laundering scheme behind the horseracing. He also follows the very different fates of Jose, a hardworking family man who loved horses, and the man behind the money laundering: Jose’s older brother Miguel, a leader of the notorious Zeta drug cartel.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Walter Stahr - Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary

Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00 pm
Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781476739304
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 8th, 2017

Stahr’s illuminating account of Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) is the first new biography of Lincoln’s secretary of war in fifty years. The award-winning author of Seward and John Jay, Stahr focuses on Stanton’s crucial role in the struggle to hold the nation together. Responsible for organizing the overall war effort, Stanton mobilized and directed the more than one million men who served in the Union armed forces.  But he also arrested and imprisoned thousands for resisting the draft or calling for an end to the war. His aggression made him widely controversial, to the point that some suspected he’d been involved in Lincoln’s assassination. Rather, as Stahr shows, Stanton took the lead in reassuring the country after Lincoln’s death.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ibram X. Kendi - Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America — in conversation with Wesley Lowery

Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 pm
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Nation Books - August 15th, 2017

Kendi’s National Book Award-winning study argues that racism in America has grown from deliberate policies rather than from emotional responses like fear or hatred. Starting with the Puritans, Kendi traces the development of racist ideas and their effect on racist practices through the lives of five thinkers, discussing Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Angela Davis. Within these profiles Kendi, professor of history and international studies at American University, identifies three strains of thought about race: segregation, antiracism, and assimilation; outlines their differences, and points to how each can be discredited in order to free the nation for the post-racial era it has long yearned for.

Kendi will be in conversation with Wesley Lowery, a national correspondent for The Washington Post and author of They Can't Kill Us All.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kamila Shamsie - Home Fire

Thursday, August 24 at 7:00 pm
Home Fire Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217683
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Riverhead Books - August 15th, 2017

Unfolding in London, Western Massachusetts, and Syria, Shamsie’s powerful novel is the story of a family pulled in several directions at once. Isma, after being thrown into the role of caretaker for her younger siblings by her mother’s death and her jihadist father’s absence, is at last free to pursue her own dreams. But moving to the U.S. only sharpens her concerns for her unpredictable sister and the brother consumed with his father’s legacy. Further complications arise when the son of a prominent political figure enters their lives. Through these vivid, complex characters, Shamsie, one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and a two-time finalist for the Orange Prize, engages with urgent issues of extremism, bigotry, and xenophobia.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kate Fagan - What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen — in the Children & Teens Dept.

Thursday, August 24 at 7:00 pm
What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316356541
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Little Brown and Company - August 1st, 2017

From noted ESPN commentator and journalist Kate Fagan, the heartbreaking and vital story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus and whose life reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness. The author shines a light on the pressures of being a teenager today, navigating life under the relentless glare of social media. And she asks, how do you help someone in distress? Through Maddy’s life and sometimes even her own words, Fagan relays a compassionate and urgent message.

This event is part of the Politics and Prose Parenting Series.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

The Uncorked Reading Series with The Book Maven — in The Den

Thursday, August 24 at 8:00 pm

Join local critic and social-media presence Bethanne Patrick for an evening focused on the work of acclaimed novelist Alice McDermott, whose latest novel comes out Tuesday, September 19. The Ninth Hour is a look at early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn, and how one family’s tragedy leads to generational trauma. During this Uncorked Reading Series discussion, Patrick will give a brief overview of McDermott’s work, from plots to characters to themes, inviting participants to share their thoughts as well as to ask questions. There will be plenty of time for meeting other booklovers—and for sharing a few drinks on a late-summer evening, too. Please join us!

 

The Den at Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, downstairs
Washington, DC 20008

Knocking on the Door of the White House: Latino and Latina Poets in Washington, D.C. (2001-2009) with Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Carlos Parada Ayala, José Ballesteros, Samuel Miranda, and Martha Sanchez-Lowery

Friday, August 25 at 7:00 pm

Zozobra Publishing was established in 2013 and is dedicated to publishing bilingual English-Spanish editions of the best Spanish-language poetry by Latinx writers living in the U.S. Co-edited by Ballesteros, one of Zozobra’s founders, this anthology features work by twenty-three writers in the Washington area.Join us to launch the collection and discuss challenges and goals of being a Latinx writer in this city with co-editors Ballesteros, author of the collection, Lovedust/Polvo enamorado, and Carlos Parada Ayala, author of Light of the Storm and a winner of D.C.’s Larry Neal Poetry Award; poets Samuel Miranda, founder of the poetry collective, Tres Raíces and Martha Sanchez-Lowery, author of the chapbook, Bocanegra and executive producer of the CD Poetry Alive at Iota, and translator Deborah Sobeloff, a writer, teacher, and recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Poetry.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Education Teach-In with Jane Dimyan Ehrenfeld, David Osborne, Dawn Williams and moderated by Valerie Strauss

Saturday, August 26 at 3:00 pm

As the 2017–’18 school year begins, Politics and Prose is happy to present a teach-in on the present-day and future reality of our K–12 public education system. What does public education mean, and how can we best equip our children for the 21st-century? How can schools and school systems protect children from discrimination and support those living in poverty? How should we as parents, students, and citizens respond to various political agendas, and is the concept of public education itself under attack? 

Jane Dimyan Ehrenfeld is the Executive Director of Center for Inspired Teaching. She is an educator and attorney with a decade of teaching experience in public elementary schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland and Boston, where her classroom was the focus of Jonathan Kozol’s 2007 book, Letters to a Young TeacherDavid Osborne is the author of numerous books including the bestselling Reinventing Government and the forthcoming Reinventing America’s Schools and is senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, directing the Reinventing America’s Schools Project. Dawn Williams is the Interim Dean at Howard University School of Education, and  has been a member of the faculty since 2003 in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies where she most recently served as Department Chair. During her teaching career, she taught elementary and high school students. Panel moderator Valerie Strauss is an education writer at The Washington Post, where she has worked for 30 years. At the Post, she has covered a variety of education beats and now authors The Answer Sheet blog, which focuses on education and everything connected to it.

Jonathan Kozol regrets that he can no longer participate in this panel, but implores you to attend this vital discussion.

Much as teach-ins provided a foundation for education and tools for action during the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, we hope that the store's teach-ins this year will offer the same opportunity for our community as we collectively navigate uncharted and uncertain political terrain. We are grateful that some of our nation's leading experts are willing to lend their time and talents to guide these discussions. We hope you will be able to participate as well.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can still watch the event on Facebook Live, and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TeachIn. We hope to see you at these discussions about the future of our country, as we explore what we can do together to safeguard our democratic values and institutions in these politically divisive and uncertain times.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

NERDS! Trivia Night ♦

Saturday, August 26 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

Mark Lilla - The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics — in conversation with Sean Illing

Sunday, August 27 at 5:00 pm
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062697431
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Harper - August 15th, 2017

Expanding on his New York Times op-ed piece, “The End of Identity Liberalism,” published just days after Trump’s election, Lilla argues that 2016 marked the end of a political era. While the right faces the deterioration of libertarianism into populist demagoguery, the left has to admit that identity politics has failed. To reinvigorate the Democratic Party and achieve real political change, progressives must stop relying on symbolic politics and pursuing narrow social movements. Instead, Democrats have to focus on encouraging solidarity and developing an expansive vision of national destiny, one grounded in building a government that helps all Americans. Lilla, Professor of Humanities at Columbia and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications, has written a well-reasoned analysis of liberalism’s last two decades and a bracing polemic for the future.

Lilla will be in conversation with Sean Illing, interviews writer for Vox.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Emily Paster - The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More--For Holidays and Every Day

Monday, August 28 at 7:00 pm
The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More--For Holidays and Every Day Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781558328754
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Harvard Common Press - July 15th, 2017

Throughout Jewish history, preserved foods have served both practical and spiritual needs, keeping alive a people and their faith through sojourns in deserts and isolation in ghettoes. In her second book, Paster, a D.C. native now based in Chicago where she writes the West of the Loop blog, presents seventy-five recipes. Both traditional and brand new, these cover jams and fruit preserves, pickles, and holiday dishes. Each is illustrated with beautiful color photographs and accompanied by stories contextualizing it within Jewish tradition.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Mark Bowden - Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam — in conversation with Bob Woodward

Tuesday, August 29 at 7:00 pm
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780802127006
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - June 6th, 2017

Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, was the country’s third-largest city in 1968 when it became the center of the Tet Offensive. The North Vietnamese stormed Hue from hidden outposts, surprising and then overwhelming American and South Vietnamese forces. The fight lasted twenty-four days and the 10,000 killed there made it the bloodiest battle of the war. It also definitively turned the tide against the U.S. Bowden’s comprehensive account vividly captures each stage of the action from multiple viewpoints, and he combines meticulous reporting, including a look at the role of the media in revealing what was happening, with profiles, stories, and cinematic set pieces. The author of books including Black Hawk Down, Killing Pablo, and, most recently, The Three Battles of Wanat, Bowden is a feature writer for the Atlantic and Vanity Fair.

Bowden will be in conversation with Bob Woodward, Washington Post associate editor.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

John Nichols - Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America

Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00 pm
Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568587806
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Nation Books - August 29th, 2017

A national affairs writer for The Nation, Nichols published the groundbreaking article, “President Trump—It Could Happen,” in February 2016. Now that it has, he draws on his decades of political-reporting experience for this primer on key figures in the Trump administration. Nichols delves beyond the household names like Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, profiling more obscure Trump advisors such as Carl Icahn and Diane Hendricks. He lays out these people’s connections and special interests, and describes what’s likely in store for the departments they’re in charge of. 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess - Solo

Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 pm
Solo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780310761839
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Blink - August 1st, 2017

As the son of one of the biggest rock stars of all time, 17-year-old Blade Morrison’s lifestyle has always included parties, paparazzi, and celebrity encounters. He also has to deal with his drug-addicted father, whose yearning to make a musical comeback overshadows Blade’s desire to have a normal life. When Blade learns a family secret that causes him to question everything he’s ever known, he travels from Los Angeles to Ghana to find answers. Newbery Award-winner Alexander teams up with Hess to tell this fast-paced story about addiction, ethics, and personal identity. Blade’s rollercoaster-like journey of self-discovery is documented in free verse, reading like a YA rock opera that will keep teens on the edge of their seats. Ages 14 and up.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

James Atlas - The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale

Friday, September 1 at 7:30 pm
The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101871690
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon Books - August 22nd, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival — at the Washington Convention Center

Saturday, September 2 at 8:30 am
 until 7:30 p.m.

Politics and Prose is proud to be the official bookseller for the 2017 National Book Festival.

The National Book Festival returns to the Convention Center with approximately 110 authors, illustrators, and poets, among them beloved historian David McCullough, brilliant essayist Roxane Gay, and decorated children's author Kate DiCamillo. Organized by the Library of Congress, the program also includes a children's writing contest and an evening poetry slam. There are also many opportunities to get books signed, and assorted activities for attendees of all ages. 

For more information and a schedule of events visit http://www.loc.gov/bookfest.

 

 

Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Richard McGregor - Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century

Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 pm
Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562679
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Loudon Wainwright III - Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things

Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00 pm
Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399177026
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Blue Rider Press - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

SOLD OUT: Atul Gawande - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End — at Sixth & I

Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00 pm
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250076229
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Picador USA - September 5th, 2017

In his bestselling Being Mortal, Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, frequent media commentator, and the author of books including The Checklist Manifesto, confronts the role of medicine in the end of life. Drawing on both his medical practice and his own father’s sickness, Gawande proposes ways for doctors to emphasize comfort, independence, and quality of life in treating aging and terminally ill patients. He writes about the role of health care for patients who cannot be healed, proposes ways to turn elder-care facilities into true homes, and explores the physiology of aging. Now available in paperback, this book offers a valuable meditation on the human condition for people of all ages.

Gawande will be in conversation with Sarah Kliff, one of the country's leading health policy journalists.

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

 

Sixth & I
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Acoustic Open Mic — in The Den

Wednesday, September 6 at 8:00 pm

The Den’s intimate room and supportive atmosphere distinguishes us as a unique space that appeals to musicians and audiences alike. This popular open mic night is a great opportunity for local musicians to step out and network. Performances are typically packed with some of the area's most talented and most supportive musicians—forget what you thought you knew about Open Mics and come check it out! All styles of music, poetry, and performance are welcome. Sign up is 7:30 p.m. and the show runs from 8 – 10 p.m.  Open Mic is open to all ages and is free of charge.

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The Den at Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, downstairs
Washington, DC 20008

Adam Gopnik - At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York — in conversation with Ron Charles

Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm
At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781400041800
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Fall Member Sale

Friday, September 8 at 9:00 am

All weekend long, Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10, we invite Politics & Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

Members' online and phone purchases will also receive the same discounts as long as the items selected are on our shelves and payment is provided at the time of the order. Discounts do not apply to specially ordered items.

Enjoy the benefits of your membership at any of our locations.

 

 
Washington, DC  

Danielle Allen - Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

Friday, September 8 at 7:00 pm
Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781631493119
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Vanessa Grigoriadis - Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus

Saturday, September 9 at 6:00 pm
Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780544702554
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Zoe Quinn - Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 pm
Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781610398084
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: PublicAffairs - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Claire Messud - The Burning Girl

Sunday, September 10 at 5:00 pm
The Burning Girl Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393635027
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 29th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sally Quinn - Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir

Monday, September 11 at 7:00 pm
Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062315502
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperOne - September 12th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Margarita Engle and Mike Curato - All the Way to Havana

Tuesday, September 12 at 10:30 am
All the Way to Havana Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627796422
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 29th, 2017

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544102293
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 31st, 2015

Little Elliot, Fall Friends Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627796408
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Godwin Books Henry Holt and Company - August 29th, 2017

We are delighted that your child’s class will be joining us at Politics and Prose Bookstore on September 12 for a visit with author Margarita Engle and illustrator Mike Curato to celebrate their first picture book collaboration, All the Way to Havana. Join a boy and his family as they drive through the city, passing neighbors, markets, landmarks, and interesting cars. The heartfelt collaboration between author and illustrator not only explores Cuba, but actively celebrates it! Come visit Havana, without leaving home.

 

Books will be available on September 12 but to facilitate signing we are offering the opportunity to pre-order books.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Margarita Engle and Mike Curato - All the Way to Havana — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm
All the Way to Havana Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627796422
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 29th, 2017

 

 

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

William Drozdiak - Fractured Continent: Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West

Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 pm
Fractured Continent: Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608687
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Peter Brown - Creepy Pair of Underwear

Wednesday, September 13 at 10:30 am
Creepy Pair of Underwear! Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442402980
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Mike Lupica - Lone Stars — at Chevy Chase Library (MD)

Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm
Lone Stars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399172809
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Philomel Books - September 12th, 2017

 

 

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

Jeremi Suri - The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office

Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm
The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780465051731
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Basic Books - September 12th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Peter Brown - Creepy Pair of Underwear — at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm
Creepy Pair of Underwear! Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442402980
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

 

 

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

Celeste Ng - Little Fires Everywhere — in conversation with Nicole Chung

Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 pm
Little Fires Everywhere Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224292
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - September 12th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Alex Alice - Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 — at Takoma Park Library (MD) **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 pm
Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 Cover Image
By Alex Alice, Alex Alice (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626724938
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: First Second - September 12th, 2017

 

 

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

Deborah Campbell - A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

Friday, September 15 at 7:00 pm
A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250147875
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Picador USA - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Karl Ove Knausgaard - Autumn — at St. Paul's

Friday, September 15 at 7:30 pm
Autumn Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399563300
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - August 22nd, 2017

Knausgaard’s My Struggle novels have captivated readers across the world. Zadie Smith has raved about them, and Norwegian offices have had to declare My Struggle-free days in order to keep workers on track. With Autumn, Knausgaard launches a new cycle of books, each named for a season. This first takes the form of a series of letters to his unborn daughter, describing the world she’s about to inhabit. He uses his trademark precision to draw our attention to the beauty of nature and routine, turning a welcome to his child into a substantive set of meditations for us all.

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All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the event.
Politics & Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

 

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

Gabriel Tallent - My Absolute Darling

Saturday, September 16 at 1:00 pm
My Absolute Darling Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211179
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 29th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

James Reston, Jr. - A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial

Saturday, September 16 at 3:30 pm
A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781628728569
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Arcade Publishing - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Nancy Pearl - George and Lizzie

Saturday, September 16 at 6:00 pm
George and Lizzie Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501162893
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Published: Touchstone Books - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sebastian Barry - Days Without End

Sunday, September 17 at 1:00 pm
Days Without End Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143111405
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 12th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Eleanor Henderson - The Twelve-Mile Straight

Sunday, September 17 at 3:00 pm
The Twelve-Mile Straight Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062422088
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press - September 12th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Marcus Wicker - Silencer

Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 pm
Silencer Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328715548
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Mariner Books - September 5th, 2017

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Reshma Saujani - Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World — in the Children & Teens Dept.

Monday, September 18 at 7:00 pm
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780425287538
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017

 

 

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Patti Smith - Devotion — at Sixth & I

Monday, September 18 at 7:00 pm
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$18.00
ISBN: 9780300218626
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Published: Yale University Press - September 12th, 2017

Smith’s new book, based on her keynote lecture at the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize Festival, continues the rich weave of memoir and meditation that made M Train and her National Book Award-winning Just Kids so affecting. A poet, performer, and visual artist, Smith here reveals herself as a fiction writer as well. The book’s title piece is a fable exploring the demands of artistic perfection, a theme Smith pursues further in essays recounting the story’s surprising genesis. Where does creativity come from? For Smith, it comes from memory, from travel, and from fellow creative artists. In a set of truly inspired travelogues, she takes us on pilgrimages to Camus’ house in the South of France, Simone Weil’s grave, and through the Paris streets of Modiano’s novels, sharing with us the origins of her work.

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Daniel Mendelsohn - An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

Monday, September 18 at 7:00 pm
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$26.95
ISBN: 9780385350594
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 12th, 2017

 

 

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Darcey Rosenblatt - Lost Boys — in the Children & Teens Dept.

Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9781627797580
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 22nd, 2017

 

 

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Alice McDermott - The Ninth Hour

Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374280147
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 19th, 2017

 

 

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Dan Jones - The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00 pm
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$30.00
ISBN: 9780525428305
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Published: Viking - September 19th, 2017

 

 

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Patrick Ness - Release & Adam Silvera - They Both Die at the End — at Chevy Chase Library (MD) **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 pm
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ISBN: 9780062403193
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Published: Harper Teen - September 19th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780062457790
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Published: Harper Teen - September 5th, 2017

 

 

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8005 Connecticut Avenue
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Dick Gregory - Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 pm
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$24.99
ISBN: 9780062448699
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Published: Amistad Press - September 19th, 2017

 

 

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Katy Tur - Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

Friday, September 22 at 7:00 pm
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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062684929
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 12th, 2017

 

 

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

Saturday, September 23 at 1:00 pm
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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062669001
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Published: Harper Wave - September 19th, 2017

 

 

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

Saturday, September 23 at 3:30 pm
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$39.95
ISBN: 9780691176949
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Published: Princeton University Press - August 22nd, 2017

 

 

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

Saturday, September 23 at 6:00 pm
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062568458
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Published: Ecco Press - September 19th, 2017

 

 

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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
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$14.99
ISBN: 9780997722925
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Published: Columbia Global Reports - September 5th, 2017

 

 

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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
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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250164056
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 19th, 2017

 

 

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

Sunday, September 24 at 5:00 pm
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ISBN: 9781501101724
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 19th, 2017

 

 

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

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

 

 

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