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5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
MONDAY - SATURDAY 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SUNDAY: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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70 District Square SW*
Washington, D.C. 20024
* Note, our Wharf location will move to 610 Water Street, SW later this year. Our location at 70 District Square, SW will close on June 4, 2023 in anticipation of the move.
DAILY: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
In-Store and Curbside:
TUESDAY – SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SUNDAY: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
P&P on Connecticut Avenue NW
Our Flagship Location, Open Since 1984
By Metro: Take the Red Line to Van Ness. We are one mile north on Connecticut (a 15-minute walk). You can also take the L1 or L2 bus from the Van Ness Metro Station.
Or take the Red Line to Tenleytown - AU. We are one mile east (a 16-minute walk). You can also take the M4 bus from the Tenleytown - AU Metro Station.
By Bike: The closest Capital Bike Share station is located at Connecticut and Nebraska Ave. NW.
From Arlington: From VA Route 50 East or 66 East, take Constitution Ave. to 18th Street and make a left at 18th. Stay straight through downtown then veer left onto Connecticut Ave. Take Connecticut North, past Van Ness/UDC. Politics and Prose is on the right just past Fessenden.
From Dulles Airport: Take the Dulles Toll Road to 495 towards Baltimore. Exit at Connecticut Avenue South. Drive about five miles south on Connecticut. Politics and Prose is just south of Nebraska on the left-hand side of the street.
From Washington National Airport: Follow Route 1 to the 14th Street Bridge. Take 14th Street to K Street. Take a left at K Street. Take K to Connecticut Avenue. Go North (right from K) on Connecticut—past Van Ness/UDC. The store is just past Fessenden on the right.
D.C. Navigational Tip: Streets in D.C. are organized alphabetically and syllabically (one syllable names first, etc.)
Where to park:
The P&P parking lot is located at the rear of the store. If you are driving north on Connecticut, turn right at Fessenden Street, then make an immediate left on 36th Street. The entrance is on the left, just before the street enters the woods. If you are driving south on Connecticut, cross Nebraska Avenue, and pass the store on your left. Make a left turn on Fessenden, then make an immediate left on 36th Street. The entrance is on the left.
There is a van-accessible parking spot in the corner of the lot, across from the entrance to our cafe.
The D.C. Police Department has informed us that parking on 36th Street past Garrison (where the road descends into the woods towards Rock Creek Park) is legal on both sides of the road until the road narrows.
The parking lot fills up quickly for our evening author talks.
You may also park in the nearby neighborhoods for two hours where posted. However, our neighbors ask that you do not block or park in their driveways.
P&P at The Wharf
Our Waterfront Location in Southwest DC
By Metro: Take the Green Line to Waterfront Metro (a 13-minute walk).
Or take the Blue, Orange, Silver, Green, Yellow lines to L’Enfant Plaza Metro (a 12-minute walk). You can also ride from L’Enfant Plaza Metro to The Wharf on the free Southwest Shuttle.
P&P at The Wharf is located near bus lines 52, 74, P6, V1, and W9.
By Bike: The closest Capital Bike Share stations are located at Maine and 7th St SW, and Maine and 9th St SW.
Click here for driving and parking information.
Click here for more information from The Wharf.
P&P at Union Market
Our Location in the NoMa Neighborhood in Northeast DC
By Metro: Take the Red Line to the NoMA-Gallaudet U Metro (a 10-minute walk).
P&P at Union Market is located near bus lines 80, 90, 92, 93 and D4.
By Bike: The closest Capital Bike Share station is located on Gallaudet University’s campus at 8th Street NE and Florida Avenue.
Click here for driving and parking information.
Our stores at The Wharf and Union Market are wheelchair accessible.
P&P on Connecticut Ave. NW is wheelchair accessible. There is a van-accessible parking spot in our lot across from the entrance to The Den Coffeehouse.
The store is situated on two floors. While stairs provide quick passage between the floors, we also have an elevator, located in the Children and Teens Department (near the puzzles and toys) on the lower level and in the Fiction Room on the main level.
There is a staircase to enter the Sale Books room on the main level. To access this room without stairs, notify a P&P bookseller for guidance to an alternate entrance.
P&P will try to provide a sign language interpreter for events, but the request must be made no later than ten days before the event. If we’re unable to secure an interpreter, we will attempt to record the event and prepare a written transcript of it upon request. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.