Union Market

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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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1270 5th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

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202-544-4452

 

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10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

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Events at Union Market
Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 am

In partnership with Keegan Theatre, Politics and Prose at Union Market will host Story Hour at 10:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Designed for all children under age six, the program will be led by professional teaching artists and will include dramatic readings of favorite children’s books along with creative movement activities that explore the themes of storytelling, bravery, understanding emotions, and diversity.

 

July 17th: Hooray For Hat by Brian Won

Elephant wakes up grumpy—until ding, dong! What’s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephant marches off to show Zebra, but Zebra is having a grumpy day, too—until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle! The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend. An irresistible celebration of friendship, sharing, and fabulous hats.

 

1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Friday, July 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Black has been a confirmed Francophile since high school and is now a member of the Paris Société Historique in the Marais and the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Aimée Leduc.  The eighteenth Leduc novel finds the no-nonsense private investigator facing a case that may tell her more than she can bear to know. She’s hired to find a notebook full of incriminating evidence against a syndicate of corrupt cops. Leduc’s father was a cop, and he was killed by the gang in question—but could he have been part of it too? Almost not wanting to find the truth, Leduc sets out on a quest that takes her across the Left Bank, and Black richly evokes the sights and sounds of Paris from historic tapestry factories to museums to immigrant neighborhoods.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Murder on the Left Bank (Aimee Leduc Investigation #18) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616959272
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Soho Crime - June 19th, 2018

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

Narrated by the keenly observant Kailish, Kumar’s second novel is a remarkable evocation of both a young man’s coming of age and an immigrant’s vertignous experience of his new country. Called variously Kalashnikov, AK-47, and AK by his friends, Kailish, a graduate student from India, grapples with a constantly shifting identity. But as insecure as he feels, he’s also determined to get all he can out of both his formal and his personal educations. Each section bears the title of Kailish’s different romantic interests, while the text itself is a richly layered mix of anecdote, annotation, reportage, and pictures.  Kumar, a journalist and professor of English at Vassar who has written across genres ranging from poetry to memoir to criticism, here works in the vein of Teju Cole and W.S. Sebold.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Immigrant, Montana Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520757
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - July 31st, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This event has been canceled. 

Auerbach, a writer and software engineer, was fascinated with codes and computers early on. When he was a child, drawing ferns with the programming language Logo on the Apple IIe, it didn’t occur to him that he was letting technology mediate his experience of nature. Later, it did. In this history of personal computing, Auerbach recounts his experiences with text-based video games, his training as an engineer, and his work on instant-messaging systems and data sorting for Microsoft and Google. But his celebration of technology’s prowess is tempered by his realizations that algorithms are standardizing and coarsening our lives. Part memoir and part manifesto, his book is a compelling inside look at Big Tech as well as a warning that as we narrow the gap between humans and machines, we risk squeezing out our most truly human characteristics.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Bitwise: A Life in Code Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101871294
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon Books - August 28th, 2018

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

Schumacher is the first woman ever awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and her Dear Committee Members isn’t just funny, it’s a modern classic of academic satire. Told in the form of letters of recommendation written by Jason Fitger, a professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, the novel brilliantly captures the funding woes and the inter- and intra-departmental battles endemic to academia, as well as the professional and romantic difficulties particular to Professor Fitger. In this eagerly-awaited sequel, the widely disliked but generally trusted Fitger has become the chair of the English Department. From his new position of authority he struggles to prove that universities can’t exist on adjunct faculty alone and that the humanities are still viable in a digital world, all while competing for funds with the econ department.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Shakespeare Requirement Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385542340
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Doubleday Books - August 14th, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In this important and unsettling collection of thirteen testimonials by people who have been targets of the bigotry, bullying, threats, and violence that have surged since 2016, Sethi, an activist and human rights lawyer, forces us to see the real impact of this culture of hatred. The change in the nation’s response to diversity is undeniable; Asmaa Albukaie, a migrant from Syria, found a welcoming community in Idaho in 2014, but now her adopted home is openly hostile and she fears for her safety. Here in D.C., Taylor Dumpson, an African-American woman, was greeted by nooses on her first day as American University’s student body president. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August 2016 Khalid Jabara was murdered by a man who had harassed and threatened him and his family because they were Arab American. Telling their stories in their own words, these survivors actively resist the forces of white supremacy that would silence them, and their courage is a call to action to all of us to combat hate.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
American Hate: Survivors Speak Out Cover Image
By Arjun Singh Sethi (Editor)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781620973714
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: New Press - August 7th, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters Cover Image
By Patrick Leigh Fermor, Adam Sisman (Editor), Adam Sisman (Selected by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681371566
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: New York Review of Books - November 14th, 2017

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Dog Symphony Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811227681
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - August 28th, 2018

The Hospital Cover Image
By Ahmed Bouanani, Lara Vergnaud (Translator), Anna Della Subin (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811225762
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - June 26th, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610398688
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: PublicAffairs - September 4th, 2018

Friday, September 7, 9:00 am to Sunday, September 9, 8:00 pm

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781610918794
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Island Press - August 28th, 2018

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Home After Dark Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780871403155
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 11th, 2018

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Anagnorisis: Poems Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780810137844
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Triquarterly Books - September 15th, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101981122
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 11th, 2018

Friday, September 14, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Incendiaries Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213890
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
State Tectonics (Centenal Cycle #3) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780765399472
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor.com - September 11th, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Wedding Worries Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781567926156
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Verba Mundi - March 29th, 2018

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Crudo Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780393652727
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 11th, 2018

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Washington Black Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521426
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 18th, 2018

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101872789
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Vintage - September 4th, 2018

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic Cover Image
By Jamila Woods (Editor), Mahogany L. Browne (Editor), Idrissa Simmonds (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781608468577
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Haymarket Books - March 13th, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Wine Table: Recipes and Pairings from Winemakers' Kitchens Cover Image
$49.99
ISBN: 9781510730830
Availability: Backordered
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - March 20th, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres, and a Community's Quest to Reinvent the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608685646
Availability: Not Yet Published—Pre-Order Now
Published: New World Library - November 15th, 2018

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Poso Wells Cover Image
By Gabriela Aleman, Dick Cluster (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780872867550
Availability: Backordered
Published: City Lights Books - July 15th, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781615194896
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Experiment - August 21st, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
She Would Be King Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781555978174
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Graywolf Press - September 11th, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College Basketball Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399563270
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - September 25th, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Shape of the Ruins Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735211148
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 25th, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
On the Landing: Stories by Yenta MASH Cover Image
By Yenta Mash, Ellen Cassedy (Translator), Jessica Kirzane (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780875807935
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Northern Illinois University Press - September 28th, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 (Pantheon Graphic Novels) Cover Image
By Gengoroh Tagame, Anne Ishii (Translator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101871539
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon Books - September 18th, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133018
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Tarcherperigee - October 9th, 2018

Friday, October 12, 7:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
A Dream Called Home: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501171420
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - October 2nd, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
The Baltimore Book of the Dead Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781640091214
Availability: Not Yet Published—Pre-Order Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 13th, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
All Roads Lead to Blood Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781939650870
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - September 1st, 2018

The Taiga Syndrome Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780997366679
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 1st, 2018

Friday, December 7, 9:00 am to Sunday, December 9, 8:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 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  
Tue
17
10:30 am
Story Time — at Union Market
Fri
20
7:00 pm
Cara Black - Murder on the Left Bank — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
10
7:00 pm
Amitava Kumar - Immigrant, Montana — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
16
7:00 pm
CANCELED: David Auerbach - Bitwise: A Life in Code — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
17
7:00 pm
Julie Schumacher - The Shakespeare Requirement — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
30
7:00 pm
Arjun Singh Sethi - American Hate: Survivors Speak Out — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
4
7:00 pm
Adam Sisman - Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
5
7:00 pm
Sam Munson - Dog Symphony & Lara Vergnaud - Ahmed Bouanani's The Hospital — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
6
7:00 pm
Albert Samaha - Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
7
9:00 am
Fall Member Sale
Sat
8
6:00 pm
Melissa and Chris Bruntlett - Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
11
7:00 pm
David Small - Home After Dark — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
12
7:00 pm
Kyle Dargan - Anagnorisis: Poems — in conversation with Tess Taylor — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
13
7:00 pm
Franklin Foer - World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
14
7:00 pm
R. O. Kwon - The Incendiaries — in conversation with Nicole Chung — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
15
6:00 pm
Malka Older - State Tectonics — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
16
1:00 pm
Lo Dagerman - Stig Dagerman's Wedding Worries — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
19
7:00 pm
Olivia Laing - Crudo — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
20
7:00 pm
Esi Edugyan - Washington Black — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
21
7:00 pm
Joe Hagan - Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
22
6:00 pm
Mahogany L. Browne, Teri Cross Davis, Alexa Patrick, and Athena Dixon - The Breakbeat Poets, Volume 2: Black Girl Magic
Sun
23
5:00 pm
Vickie Reh - The Wine Table: Recipes and Pairings from Winemakers' Kitchens — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
27
7:00 pm
William Powers - Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres, and a Community's Quest to Reinvent the World — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
28
7:00 pm
Gabriela Alemán - Poso Wells — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
29
1:00 pm
Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk - Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
2
7:00 pm
Wayétu Moore - She Would Be King — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
4
7:00 pm
Michael Sokolove - The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal, and the Big Business of College Basketball — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
6
6:00 pm
Juan Gabriel Vásquez - The Shape of the Ruins — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
7
5:00 pm
Ellen Cassedy - On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
9
7:00 pm
Gengoroh Tagame - My Brother's Husband, Volume 2 — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
10
7:00 pm
Philip Greene - A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
12
7:00 pm
Reyna Grande - A Dream Called Home: A Memoir — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
13
6:00 pm
Marion Winik: The Baltimore Book of the Dead — in conversation with Joyce Abell — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
14
5:00 pm
Bonnie Chau - All Roads Lead to Blood and Cristina Rivera Garza - The Taiga Syndrome — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
7
9:00 am
Holiday Member Sale