Beginning Friday, July 3, curbside pick-up will be available only at our Union Market and Wharf locations. When you checkout online, you can choose from in-store pick-up (available at all three locations) or Curbside at Union Market and The Wharf. Just choose the location where you'd like to pick-up your order.  Once the order is filled, you’ll receive another notification that it’s ready for pickup.

As before, many items are readily available on our shelves, while some may need to be obtained from our suppliers. Either way, you’ll no longer need to wait for what you want to be mailed to you (although you still, of course, can have items shipped if you’d like).

To order by phone, just call the number at your preferred location. Curbside Pick-Up is available during regular store hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

At Union Market, call (202) 544-4452
Pick up in front of the store.

At The Wharf, call (202) 488-3867
Pull up to the loading zone in front of the Martha Spak/Beautiful Closet stores.

Additional Pickup Instructions:

  • Call the designated phone number when you arrive, and we'll place your order on a table for you to pick up;
  • Wear a mask and maintain at least six feet of distance from others at all times;
  • Don’t come until we notify you that your order is ready for pickup;
  • If you need customer assistance, call or email. We won’t be able to assist in-person.

Thanks in advance for your patience and support as we relaunch our curbside pickup service. We’re eager to fulfill your orders for books, puzzles, and more—from a safe distance!

Stay well,
Your friends at Politics and Prose