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We are proud to announce the opening of our new store, Politics and Prose at Union Market! We bring to this fast-growing neighborhood in Northeast DC a wide selection of books and gifts, interesting author talks, and the exceptional customer service that you've come to expect of P&P. You can view our upcoming events below, and we look forward to seeing you soon at Politics and Prose at Union Market.

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Events at Union Market
Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Stern’s eagerly-anticipated first novel is at once a wry look at academia, an astute and moving portrait of a marriage, and an insightful exploration of communication. Unfolding over just a few days, the novel focuses on Ivan and Prue, married professors of philosophy and biolingusitics, respectively. While Ivan seems to be going nowhere, Prue is breaking new ground in her field—and possibly in other areas as well, if Ivan’s uneasy feelings about the university’s writer-in-residence can be trusted. As the strains in their marriage surface, the couple is thrown further off balance when Prue’s father, who suffers from a bipolar disorder, flies in to hear his daughter deliver a career-making talk. Nothing goes according to plan and Ivan, who narrates the story, at last has to decide how to fight for what he holds dear.

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Founder and editor in chief of The Common, Acker has published short stories, essays, criticism, and translations. Her first novel is a philosophical and beautifully written story of family and secrets that spans four generations and three continents. It opens in the U.S. where the Chandarias—Premchand, his wife Urmila, and their son Sunil—have built a solid upper-middle class life. Then Sunil learns that his cousin is in fact his older brother. The shock of the betrayal sends the family back to Nairobi—where it’s Sunil’s turn to reveal a secret that unsettles his parents. Elegant and compassionate, Acker’s fiction deftly explores questions of morality and the complex dynamics of communication within families and between generations and cultures. 

 

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Washington, DC 20008
The Study of Animal Languages: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525557432
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Viking - February 19th, 2019

The Limits of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781883285777
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Published: Delphinium - April 16th, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The founder, artistic director, and publisher of Tupelo Press, Levine is an award-winning poet whose honors include the Larry Levis Prize from the Missouri Review, the James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review, the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, and others. Following Mortal, Everlasting and Rumor of Cortez, his third collection of poetry is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the mysteries hidden within and available from language. Opening with a quote from Sherwin Bitsui: “The place between languages is something else,” Levine probes the languages of the body and of art—especially music and painting—to articulate the physical experience of image and melody.

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Stone follows her first book of poems, Stranger’s Notebook, with a collection drawn from two years of research at Pineland, North Carolina, one of the U.S. military’s mock Middle Eastern villages populated by Middle Eastern actors, where soldiers role-play in preparation for deployment overseas. Approaching her subject as both a poet and an anthropologist, Stone interweaves language from the official scripts with soldiers’ off-duty conversations, exploring the shifting boundaries between reality and fiction, self and other, and good and evil. Her haunting meditation on the morality of war includes her own role as an observer, and she questions how “to critique military discourses without falling into complicity with them.”

 

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The Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781912561384
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Published: Salmon Publishing Ltd. - May 28th, 2019

Kill Class Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946482198
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Published: Tupelo Press - February 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Winner of the lit.COLOGNE prize for debut fiction and a bestseller in Europe, Würger’s novel uses a potent mix of the literary and the suspenseful to expose the truth about upper-crust privileged life at elite institutions. The story opens with the newly orphaned Hans leaving Saxony for Cambridge and the care of his aunt. She helps him gain admittance to St John’s College and pressures him to join and investigate the Pitt Club, a venerable male dining club rife with secrets, debauchery, and toxic masculinity. Trying to fit in, Hans, as Würger did during his own year at Cambridge, takes up boxing, and the physical battering reinforces the novel’s themes of violence, power, and competition, leading to a stunning conclusion. Named one of Medium's "Top 30 Journalists under 30," Würger is a reporter for the German news magazine Der Spiegel. This event is presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.

 

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The Club Cover Image
By Takis Wurger, Charlotte Collins (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802128966
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Grove Press - March 12th, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Author of The New Analog, drummer for Galaxie 500, and half of the folk-rock duo Damon & Naomi, Krukowski expands on his Ways of Hearing podcast to explore how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing not just what we hear but our perceptions of time, space, love, money, and power. Digital time, for example, is designed for machines, and digital technology compresses human voices, stripping them of context—we get a pure signal, but, with none of the messiness of noise, perhaps an impoverished experience. Modeled on John Berger’s classic Ways of Seeing, which gave 20th-century viewers new frameworks through which to look at art, Krukowski’s book offers a set of tools for critical listening in the digital age.

 

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Ways of Hearing Cover Image
By Damon Krukowski, Emily Thompson (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780262039642
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Published: Mit Press - April 9th, 2019

Friday, May 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Socialism has been by turns vilified, idealized, and distorted through a Soviet lens; today, championed by Bernie Sanders and viewed favorably by more than one third of Americans, it seems to be in the ascendant. In this authoritative primer, Sunkara, founder and editor of Jacobin, the nation’s largest socialist magazine, traces socialism’s history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision of its future. One of the left’s most influential public intellectuals, Sunkara explains that socialism is much more than an economic system, and shows that it can be an effective means of fighting oppression, securing rights, and creating new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities. Sunkara will be in conversation with Elizabeth Bruenig, an opinion columnist at The Washington Post.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541617391
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Published: Basic Books - April 30th, 2019

Sunday, May 5, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sagstetter, a former head of publications at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, is the author of two poetry chapbooks, two nonfiction books, and a collection of linked stories, The Thing with Willie. In her first full-length collection of poems, she draws on her extensive travels—she’s visited more than fifty countries, including studying in Japan as a Fulbright journalist—to convey the non-stop activity of life across the planet, as well as the attendant emotions of all this commotion. Paring down large questions to finely observed moments, Sagstetter shows how much rides on the ordinary details of daily life: “if rain turns to sleet, if the stars go home /will you still love me, will you let me stay?”

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Founding director of the WingSpan Poetry Project, Jacobson is the author of Her Knees Pulled In and two poetry chapbooks. Winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize, her second full-length collection is a dazzling mix of forms—from lyrics and prose poems to intricately structured multi-part pieces—that merges close observation of nature with deep philosophical questions: “a very old tree is not a feeling. / But when I think of how very old the tree is, a feeling comes.” In awarding the prize, poet Marianne Boruch described Jacobson’s “wild remarkable book” as “a true savoring of the world…[that] starts in clarity and ends in mystery.”

 

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Commotion Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781635348675
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Published: Finishing Line Press - March 15th, 2019

Not Into the Blossoms and Not Into the Air (Free Verse Editions) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781643170282
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Parlor Press - January 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Lennard’s bracing analysis of what “the personal is political” means under today’s gathering shadows of fascism shakes the complacent mainstream consensus on politics, identity, and truth. Arguing that the essential question we need to address is how to live a “non-fascist life,” Lennard, a contributing writer for the Intercept, co-author of Violence: Humans in Dark Time, and a teacher of critical journalism at The New School, explores the criminalization of political dissent, the limits of individual rights, the myths of radical sex, and more. Her urgent, deeply felt, and rigorously argued essays draw as much on philosophy as they do on politics, charting new ways forward that are both practical and conceptual.

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In her probing examination of the concept and reality of democracy, Taylor combines history, theory, profiles, and interviews with leading thinkers such as Cornel West, Danielle Allen, and Slavoj Zizek to reassess what we mean by the term and what we can reasonably expect from it. Offering as many questions as answers, Taylor investigates whether democracy is a means or an end, looks at what happens when an election leads to a bad outcome, and interrogates phrases like “the rule of the people.” Laying bare a series of paradoxes at the heart of this elusive ideal, Taylor, author of the award-winning The People's Platform and one of the Los Angeles Times’s 25 “New Civil Rights Leaders,”  speculates that true democracy—one that’s fully inclusive and completely egalitarian—hasn’t yet been realized.

 

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Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788734592
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Verso - April 30th, 2019

Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250179845
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Published: Metropolitan Books - May 7th, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A noted French playwright and novelist, Gaudé was awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 2004 for The Sun of the Scorta. His latest novel to appear in English opens with Assem, a French intelligence officer, embarking on a mission to Beirut to find a former member of the U.S. Special Forces who’s suspected of drug trafficking while in Afghanistan. En route, Assem meets Miriam, an Iraqi archeologist racing against time to save ancient artifacts across the Middle East from ISIS. As the two share their stories, the narrative roams the wider history of warfare; touching on conflicts ranging from Hannibal's failed march on Rome to Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox to Emperor Haile Selassie's swift retreat from Ethiopia, the book becomes a thought-provoking meditation on what war does to humanity. With support from the French Embassy.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Hear Our Defeats Cover Image
By Laurent Gaude, Alison Anderson (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609455002
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Published: Europa Editions - January 22nd, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

As the title of Grames’s powerful debut novel indicates, several questions surround Stella Fortuna. What is the secret behind the many near-death experiences that caused people in the Italian village where she grew up to consider her cursed? What came between her and her younger sister after the family emigrated to the U.S. just before World War II? Stella is an elderly woman when the novel opens, and as a younger relative pieces together her story, Grames, associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint, unsettlingly shows the lengths to which a family will go to repress what it can’t accept, even as she reveals ways to discuss harsh realities—racism, patriarchy—that previous generations stayed silent about. Grames will be in conversation with novelist Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench and Balm.

 

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062862822
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Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2019

Friday, May 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Filgate’s powerful October 2017 essay in Longreads about the way being abused by her stepfather affected her relationship with her mother touched a nerve with many readers. As the piece made the rounds of social media, Filgate asked other writers for their thoughts on being a son or daughter. The resulting anthology represents a wide range of relationships, both loving and abusive, by writers from diverse socioeconomic and racial backgrounds. Moving and thought-provoking, these reflections by fifteen of today’s most exciting young writers—including Alexander Chee, Bernice L. McFadden, Kiese Laymon, and Carmen Maria Machado—illuminate the complexity of the mother-child bond.

Filgate will be in conversation with Bethanne Patrick, aka The BookMaven, an author and critic whose column on hot reads appears monthly in The Washington Post.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence Cover Image
By Michele Filgate (Editor)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982107345
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 30th, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

As Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991) wrote and illustrated more than sixty books, and nearly thirty years after his death many of these classics continue to sell as fast as ever. In his new biography, Jones, the author of bestselling lives of Jim Henson and George Lucas, recounts in detail the story of a man as colorful as the characters he invented. Geisel, who never had children, started drawing in college and then went into advertising, cartooning, and making training films during the Second World War. His shift into writing for children was gradual, driven by his determination to encourage children to read by making it fun—a focus that, along with the moral and environmental messages of books like The Lorax, revolutionized reading education.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781524742782
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Published: Dutton - May 7th, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

An award-winning journalist and editor, Correa made his remarkable fiction debut with The German Girl, the story of a young woman’s harrowing escape from Hitler’s Berlin to Cuba aboard the St. Louis. Continuing his vivid exploration of wartime Europe and its legacy within a family, Correa’s second novel is based on the notorious 1944 Nazi massacre of the inhabitants of Oradour-Sur-Glane, a small village in the south of France. Hoping to find refuge for her children there after her Berlin business is burned and her husband is sent to Auschwitz, Amanda Sternberg instead is forced to flee yet again—but only after making a choice that tears her apart, and that will continue to haunt several generations of her descendants.

Correa will be in conversation with Greer Macallister, author of three novels, most recently Woman 99.

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Washington, DC 20002
The Daughter's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501187933
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Published: Atria Books - May 7th, 2019

Friday, May 17, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Porter won hearts as well as awards with his unique and moving debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers.  His new novel is an equally magical gem. Set in a village an hour away from London, it combines the day-to-day rhythms of ordinary modern life with an ancient order represented by a mythical figure known as Dead Papa Toothwort. A protective spirit, Dead Papa is the stuff of traditional games and schoolchildren’s drawings—showing him green and leafy, often choking on tendrils, inventively replicated in the language of Porter’s book. Then one day he wakes up. Listening to the voices around him, he’s alert to one that belongs to a newcomer, a bright and mischievous boy named Lanny…

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Lanny: A Novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781555978402
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 14th, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Escoria, a poet and author of the short-story collection Black Cloud, draws on her own experience for this powerful debut novel chronicling a teenager’s nightmare journey through mental illness. Writing in short bursts that carry the urgency of journal entries, and supplementing the text with drawings, diagnostic records, and other notes, Escoria follows Juliet as she grows increasingly beset by anxiety and hallucinations—conditions she tries to self-medicate with drugs. Sent to one school after another, Juliet at last finds herself in a rural institutional boarding facility where she’s no longer the only one struggling to placate the “foreign thing” in her mind.

 

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Washington, DC 20002
Juliet the Maniac: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197593
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Published: Melville House - May 7th, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Co-founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program, Liu addresses groups around the country on how to be an engaged citizen in these polarized times. His new book, a follow-up to his “citizen’s guide to making change happen” You’re More Powerful Than You Think, collects nineteen of these “civic sermons”—bracing essays that explore urgent questions related to democracy, liberty, equal justice, and what it means to be part of an empowered citizenship. By turns inspiring and comforting, these pieces offer hope as well as concrete guidelines for getting involved and rehumanizing politics.

 

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Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632172570
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Published: Sasquatch Books - May 7th, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 10:30 am
Join us at Politics and Prose at Union Market for Story Time with Keegan Theatre.
 
I REALLY WANT TO SEE YOU GRANDMA by Taro Gomi
 
Taro Gomi is an internationally renowned author and illustrator who has created more than 400 books for readers of all ages, including the award-winning Over the Ocean and bestsellers Bus Stops, I Know Numbers!, My Friends, and Spring Is Here. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.
 
Yumi and her grandmother have the same great idea: They want to see each other. So they each head out to do just that, only to completely miss each other along the way! No problem—they'll just head back home and wait for the other to return. The trouble is that they have the same great idea—again—resulting in the ultimate missed connection! Will this duo ever find each other? Leave it to bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi to spin an action-packed story that sweetly, and humorously, celebrates the powerful grandparent-child bond. 

 

1270 5th Street NE
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Friday, May 31, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Called "one of the most influential poetry critics of [her] generation," by The New York Times, Burt is also one of the most accessible and genuinely enthusiastic. An acclaimed poet in addition to being a Harvard Professor and co-editor of poetry for the Nation, Burt addresses her new book to a diverse general readership, dispelling the intimidating myths of poetry and emphasizing the joy to be found in it. Presenting a wide-ranging selection of poems from the classics to contemporary work, she shows how past poets speak to current poets, how their pieces speak to each other, and, most importantly, how poetry from any period can speak to, and enrich, the lives of today’s readers.

 

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Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780465094509
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Published: Basic Books - May 21st, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 5:00 pm

Please bring your own yoga mat if you would like to participate in the yoga practice.

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Let's Make Yoga Magic Cover Image
By Heather Leah, Sandie Sonke (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781641701297
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Published: Familius - May 15th, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524850623
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 4th, 2019

Friday, June 7, 12:00 am to Sunday, June 9, 11:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, we invite Politics and 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.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

 

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Friday, June 7, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781633885103
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Prometheus Books - April 9th, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

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Patsy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631495632
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 4th, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541762381
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 4th, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780804189033
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Published: Harmony - June 4th, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 am
Join us at Politics and Prose at Union Market for Story Time with Keegan Theatre.
 
RUN WILD by David Covell
 
Get back to nature in this gorgeous sunlit filled book that celebrates the joy of being outdoors.

“Hey, you! Sky’s blue!” a girl shouts as she runs by the window of a boy bent over his digital device. Intrigued, the boy runs out after her, leaving his shoes (and phone) behind, and into a world of sunshine, dewey grass, and warm sand. Filled with the pleasures of being alive in the natural world, Run Wild is an exquisite and kid-friendly reminder of how wonderful life can be beyond doors and screens.

 

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Wednesday, June 19, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream Cover Image
By Caleb Zigas, Leticia Landa, Isabel Allende (Foreword by), Eric Wolfinger (Photographs by), Yewande Komolafe (Contributions by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452167862
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Published: Chronicle Books - June 4th, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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A Death in the Rainforest: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616209049
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 18th, 2019

Friday, June 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250214867
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Published: Picador - May 14th, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

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The Tradition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556594861
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019

Time of the Locust Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476731360
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Published: Atria Books - October 6th, 2015

Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316017244
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 22nd, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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The Body Papers Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781632061836
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Published: Restless Books - April 2nd, 2019

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374191979
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 16th, 2019

Friday, June 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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How to Read the Constitution--and Why Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062914361
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Published: Harper - June 25th, 2019

Friday, June 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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How to Read the Constitution--and Why Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062914361
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Published: Harper - June 25th, 2019

Friday, September 6, 12:00 am to Sunday, September 8, 11:00 pm

 

All weekend long, Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, we invite Politics and 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.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, December 6, 12:00 am to Sunday, December 8, 11:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, we invite Politics and 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.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

 

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Fri
26
7:00 pm
Lindsay Stern - The Study of Animal Languages: A Novel and Jennifer Acker - The Limits of the World — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
28
5:00 pm
Jeffrey Levine - At the Kinnegad Home for the Bewildered & Nomi Stone - Kill Class — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
30
7:00 pm
Takis Würger - The Club — at Politics and Prose at Union Market, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut
Thu
2
7:00 pm
Damon Krukowski - Ways of Hearing — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
3
7:00 pm
Bhaskar Sunkara - The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality — in conversation with Elizabeth Bruenig — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
5
5:00 pm
Karen Sagstetter - Commotion & Elizabeth Jacobson - Not Into the Blossoms and Not Into the Air — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
7
7:00 pm
Natasha Lennard - Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life & Astra Taylor - Democracy May Not Exist But We'll Miss It When It's Gone — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
8
7:00 pm
Laurent Gaudé - Hear Our Defeats — at Politics and Prose at Union Market, in partnership with the French Embassy
Thu
9
7:00 pm
Juliet Grames - The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna — in conversation with Dolen Perkins-Valdez — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
10
7:00 pm
Michele Filgate - What My Mother and I Don't Talk about: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence — in conversation with Bethanne Patrick — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
11
6:00 pm
Brian Jay Jones - Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
15
7:00 pm
Armando Lucas Correa - The Daughter's Tale — in conversation with Greer Macallister — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
17
7:00 pm
Max Porter - Lanny: A Novel — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
18
1:00 pm
Juliet Escoria - Juliet the Maniac: A Novel — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
18
6:00 pm
Eric Liu - Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy— at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
21
10:30 am
Story Time at Union Market
Fri
31
7:00 pm
Stephanie Burt - Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
2
5:00 pm
Heather Leah - Let’s Make Yoga Magic—at Union Market
Wed
5
7:00 pm
Matthew Inman - Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
7
12:00 am
Summer Member Sale
Fri
7
7:00 pm
Joshua A. Douglas - Vote for Us: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
8
6:00 pm
Nicole Dennis-Benn - Patsy — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
11
7:00 pm
Joseph Menn - Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
12
7:00 pm
Amanda Little - The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World — in conversation with Joe Yonan — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
18
10:30 am
Story Time at Union Market
Wed
19
7:00 pm
Caleb Zigas - We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
20
7:00 pm
Don Kulick - A Death in the Rainforest: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea — in conversation with Carl Hoffman — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
21
7:00 pm
Todd S. Purdum - Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
22
6:00 pm
Hurston/Wright Summer Workshop Reading with Jericho Brown, Morowa Yejidé, and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
26
7:00 pm
Grace Talusan - The Body Papers & Aaron Bobrow-Strain - The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
28
7:00 pm
Kim Wehle - How to Read the Constitution and Why — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
28
7:00 pm
Kim Wehle - How to Read the Constitution -- and Why — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
6
12:00 am
Fall Member Sale
Fri
6
12:00 am
Holiday Member Sale