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  • Small Business Saturday

    Nov 29 2014 10:00 am
    Nov 29 2014 8:00 pm

     Politics & Prose is excited to join the Small Business Saturday festivities again this year. A great way to support local businesses in our community right as the holiday season gets into full swing, we hope you can join us and “Shop Small” on Saturday, November 29. We have a great lineup of authors who’ve answered the Indies First challenge and will be moonlighting as booksellers—joining our own fantastic staff—in support of the day. Come by and have one of the following writers rummage the shelves to recommend the perfect book for you or a great gift for a loved one of any age.

    10 a.m. -
    12 p.m.
      Cathy Barrow, better known as the passionate cook Mrs. Wheelbarrow
    11 a.m. -
    1 p.m.
      Jessica Spotswood, author of popular YA trilogy, The Cahill Chronicles  
    12 p.m. -
    2 p.m.
      #1 New York Times Bestselling author, David Baldacci
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    3 p.m.
      Debbie Levy, award-winning author for young people
    2 p.m. -
    4 p.m.
      Azar Nafisi, author of national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran
    3 p.m. -
    5 p.m.
      author of 2012 New York Times Notable Children’s Book, Jepp Who Defied the Stars, Katherine Marsh
    4 p.m. -
    6 p.m.
      award-winning novelist, most recently of All Our Names, Dinaw Mengestu
    5 p.m. -
    7 p.m.
      Rashin Kheiriyeh, children’s book author, illustrator, and animator
    6 p.m. -
    8 p.m.
      two-time National Book Award nominee, Howard Norman


  • NERDS! Trivia Night ♦

    Nov 29 2014 8:00 pm
    Nov 29 2014 9:00 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 MTC 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.

  • Andrew Maraniss - Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South

    Dec 1 2014 7:00 pm
    Dec 1 2014 8:00 pm

    Maraniss first interviewed Perry Wallace in 1989 for an undergraduate class. Since then the Vanderbilt alum and former associate director of media relations at that university’s athletic department has followed up with scores of in-depth discussions; his book tracks both Wallace’s experiences and the pivotal events of the Civil Rights movement, especially Wallace’s historic role in desegregating the SEC and leading demonstrations. (Vanderbilt Univ.)

    ISBN-13: 9780826520234
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Vanderbilt University Press, 12/2014

  • Chuck Todd - The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House

    Dec 2 2014 7:00 pm
    Dec 2 2014 8:00 pm

    An outsider may be more aware of the flaws in a system than someone used to the status quo, but making effective changes often requires insider savvy. Todd, host of Meet the Press, frequent political commentator, and coauthor of How Obama Won, charts the president’s learning curve from his arrival in Washington with an agenda for change and his passage of historic legislation despite obstacles. (Little, Brown)

    ISBN-13: 9780316079570
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Little, Brown and Company, 11/2014

  • Peter Pomerantsev - Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

    Dec 3 2014 7:00 pm
    Dec 3 2014 8:00 pm

    In 2001, the Kiev-born but British-raised Pomerantsev went to Russia to study filmmaking, though he intended to pursue a second, unofficial, major in Putin’s Russia itself. This report on a decade in his homeland intertwines what he learned and witnessed about performance and contemporary Russian culture in ways often unpredictable and always spectacular. (PublicAffairs)

    ISBN-13: 9781610394550
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: PublicAffairs, 11/2014

  • Brian Krebs - Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime—From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door

    Dec 4 2014 7:00 pm
    Dec 4 2014 8:00 pm

    Spam as a term for junk email has been in use since the early 1990s, referring to the ever more audacious scams and deals. In his investigation of this dark corner of cyberspace, Krebs, the tenacious former Washington Post journalist and Security Fix blogger, exposes the real people of the global digital mafia, showing in chilling detail how vulnerable the average email account is to both the hacker next door and the cybergangs of former Soviet states. (Sourcebooks)

    ISBN-13: 9781402295614
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Sourcebooks, 11/2014

  • Andy Cohen - The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year — at Sixth & I

    Dec 6 2014 7:30 pm
    Dec 6 2014 8:30 pm

    The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow YearIn The Andy Cohen Diaries, an uproarious tell-all, Cohen, the award-winning executive producer and host of Watch What Happens Live, gives an up-close and uninhibited view of his work, his mother, his nights on the town, and his best friend, cover-dog Wacha.

    Cohen will be in conversation with Wolf Blitzer, CNN’s lead political anchor and the anchor of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

    This event is sold out.
    All books and tickets will be available at will call.
    P&P will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.
    This event is an author talk with Q&A followed by a book signing.
    Estimated time is 60 – 75 minutes.
    Doors and will call open at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Holiday Member Sale

    Dec 5 2014 9:00 am
    Dec 7 2014 8:00 pm

    All weekend long—from opening on Friday, December 5 at 9 a.m. through Sunday, December 7 at 8 p.m.nearly everything we currently have on our shelves will be discounted to Politics & Prose Members. These discounts also apply to online purchases! The sale offers 20% discounts on nearly all regularly stocked books, and 15% discounts on most CDs and DVDs.

    Whether you’re buying for yourself or someone else, we have recommendations for everyone: ask one of our talented & well-read staff or pick up a copy of our holiday newsletter, packed with staff favorites for all ages and interests. Come in early to have the best selection. Or shop online and receive the same benefits! Don’t miss out! It's also a great time to join our Membership Program and continue saving throughout the year! 

    (Please note: Online orders may be picked up at the store to save shipping costs, but to be considered part of the sale, they must be paid for online. Please use the comments field to note if you also want us to order books not available today with the understanding that those titles will not be discounted. If you have any questions regarding online ordering, feel free to call 202-364-1919.

    Some exclusions apply. Inventory must be currently in stock and on our shelves now to be eligible for discounts. Discounts will not apply to academic titles, textbooks, memberships, gift certificates, and other similar items at the discretion of P&P.

  • James Ellroy - Perfidia — at MLK Jr. Memorial Library

    Dec 10 2014 7:00 pm
    Dec 10 2014 8:00 pm

    Readers of Ellroy’s previous L.A. quartet crime novels will recognize the unsavory Dudley Smith and the somewhat cryptic Kay Lake, who here join future L.A. police chief William Parker and the force’s Japanese crime-scene specialist, Hideo Ashida, to investigate the deaths of four members of the Watanabe family just days before Pearl Harbor is attacked. Are the two events related?

    Ellroy will be in conversation with novelist Thomas Mallon, author most recently of Watergate.

    Perfidia: A novel (Hardcover)

    ISBN-13: 9780307956996
    Availability: On Our Shelves Now
    Published: Knopf, 9/2014

  • Glenn Kurtz - Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film — at Sixth & I

    Dec 11 2014 7:00 pm
    Dec 11 2014 8:01 pm

     Three Minutes in Poland traces the author's four-year journey to identify the people in the three-minute segment of his grandparents’ 1938 vacation-film footage of Nasielsk, Poland, where there was a thriving Jewish community before the Second World War. Intrigued by the faces and curious about the lives, Kurtz, the author of Practicing, set about tracking down the identities and descendants of those in the movie, with stirring results. Rarely seen archival footage will punctuate an intimate conversation between the author and USHMM Film Researcher Leslie Swift. Co-sponsored with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    1 General Admission Ticket: $15 
    1 Book and 2 Tickets: $32; $30 for members

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