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

DIRECTIONS

202-544-4452

 

HOURS

MONDAY
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TUESDAY – FRIDAY
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
MONDAY
CLOSED
TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
THURSDAY – SATURDAY
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
SUNDAY
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

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Events at Union Market
Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In her harrowing 2014 memoir, The Other Side, Johnson wrote about being raped, kidnapped, and held hostage by her ex-boyfriend. A finalist for awards including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime, the account prompted a reader to ask Johnson what she would like to have happen to her assailant. The short answer is that she wants him to admit his crimes and spend his life in service to others. The longer answer is this thoughtful collection of essays in which Johnson draws on art, philosophy, mythology, film, and her own life to explore notions of truth and fairness, meditate on how ideas of justice could expand to include acts of compassion and grace, and examine wrongs ranging from workplace harassment to environmental degradation to police killings.

Johnson will be in conversation with Jeannie Vanasco, author of the memoir The Glass Eye.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Reckonings: Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501159008
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scribner - October 9th, 2018

Friday, October 19, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Greene follows up his lively profile of Hemingway’s drinking habits, To Have and Have Another, with this equally spirited group portrait of the talented American ex-pats who joined him in Paris during the Prohibition era. Following figures including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Cole Porter, and, yes, Papa Hemingway, Greene, a founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail and a regular cocktail columnist for The Daily Beast, tracks what they drank, where they drank, and with whom. Along with engaging stories and photos, Greene includes the history of fifty cocktails his subjects imbibed, along with the original recipes.

 

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A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133018
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: TarcherPerigee - October 16th, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 10:30 am

A young American-born boy is visiting his grandfather, who only speaks Vietnamese. Things are a little awkward since they can’t say much to each other. Then something wonderful happens; they realize they don’t need words to communicate. Instead, they share stories through their drawings. A colorful mashup of two generations springs to life through their work. Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat shows the timelessness of creativity, storytelling, and dreams. His illustrations enhances a magical world that doesn't need speech to evoke powerful sentiments about love and family. Ages 4-8.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

2017 James Beard finalist McDermott’s Art of the Pie, based on her IACP award-nominated blog, was an unfussy primer to a wide-range of pies. Her new book brings her clear, can-do approach to maincourse recipes. Focusing mainly on satisfying onedish meals, such as Snowy Day Lentil Soup, Make- Ahead Layered Salad, and a Nut Buttered Sandwich Reimagined Ten Ways, McDermott supplies the foundations for every busy person’s kitchen. Emphasizing informality and common ingredients, her book is both practical and entertaining, full of stories from McDermott’s hippie-ish life and her founding of “Pie Cottage”, as well as beautiful photos by Andrew Scrivani.

 

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Home Cooking with Kate McDermott Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781682682418
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Countryman Press - October 16th, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Fitzgerald spent eight years in Berlin teaching her illustrating craft to centers asylum seekers from countries like Syria and Afghanistan – people who have often been targets of bigotry and hatred in both their native and adopted countries. Her powerful graphic memoir chronicles her experience with these extraordinary students, telling both their stories and her own. Fitzgerald, an artist who has exhibited extensively in Europe and the U.S., has had her comics regularly featured in The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and McSweeney’s, and her book is a compassionate and intimate look at the empowering capacities of art, capturing the highs and lows of a decade in an ever-changing European metropolis.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories from a New Europe Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683961321
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Fantagraphics Books - October 23rd, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

From Sweet Times in 1991 to 2016’s Dorie’s Cookies,Greenspan has turned outrecipes that are reliably delicious, accessible, and award-winning: Greenspan has won five James Beard Awards, two IACP Cookbook of the Year Awards, and been inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. Her thirteenth book continues this stellar record with a collection of the dishes she makes most often for her family and friends. These are versatile, homey foods like cherry tomatoes stuffed into red bell peppers and oven-charred, or cannellini beans in cod en papillote. Many can double as side dishes or appetizers. All come with Greenspan’s delightful surprise ingredients and hand-holding instructions. Greenspan will be in conversation with Bonnie Benwick, The Washington Post’s recipe editor and deputy food editor.

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Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780544826984
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 23rd, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In his eagerly anticipated debut collection of short stories, Adjei-Brenyah deploys a wide range of literary modes—surrealism, satire, fantasy—to show us how racism and intolerance really work in today’s society. One story presents racism as a sport, others dramatize the deep flaws of the justice system and the insidious effects of consumerism. Each piece powerfully illuminates the hypocrisies and tragedies we’ve grown used to, and demands that we take action. Adjei-Brenyah’s work has appeared in in journals including Guernica, Compose, Printer’s Row, and Gravel; he was selected by ZZ Packer as the winner of the 2nd Annual Breakwater Review Fiction Contest.

 

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Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

Friday, October 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In this comprehensive analysis of the state of work in the U.S. today, Shell looks beyond issues of income disparity and technological threats to human jobs themselves, reminding us that work is more than a paycheck: it also shapes our identities and gives our lives purpose. Reporting from around the country, Shell, a correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of Cheap, shows us the changing nature of work in Appalachia, the Midwest rust belt, and New England corporations. Through interviews with people who have retrained, been downsized, or have traded in the middle-class dream for something yet to be defined, she lays out the challenges of finding good work today but also outlines the rich potential of work in the future.

 

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The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780451497253
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Currency - October 23rd, 2018

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

Sycamore’s searing third novel evokes Boston’s gay culture in 1995 with a complexity and gritty realism that challenge any easy nostalgia for the 1990s. The story follows Alexa, a twenty-one-year-old queen recently relocated from San Francisco. She’d hoped to elude the traumas of her past, including the virus ravaging the gay community. Instead, she finds her life consumed in a dizzying cycle of prostitution and drugs. While chillingly evoking a time when desire and death were intertwined, Sycamore, awardwinning author of The End of San Francisco, also makes trenchant criticisms of today’s world, when, “our cities are…more homogenized, and gay culture is arguably even more deadening.”

Schulman’s new novel is a rich psychological portrait of the eponymous Maggie, a police detective and recovering addict, trying to put her life back together after a series of personal disasters and a stint in rehab. Though her main goal is to repair her relationship with her daughter, she’s thrown off balance first by the surreal, menacing new world of the Trump era, then by a sensational murder case that forces her to come to grips with pieces of her own past. Schulman, who has chronicled the lives of the marginalized in a stream of award-winning plays, essays, fiction, and screenplays, returns to her signature early themes of downtown New York, no-nonsense female characters, and complicated queer relationships.

 

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Sketchtasy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527291
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 9th, 2018

Maggie Terry Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932399
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Feminist Press - September 11th, 2018

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

Vuillard, a novelist and filmmaker, won the prestigious Prix Goncourt, France’s highest literary honor, for this haunting and unconventional history. Focusing on the early years of the Third Reich, he recreates several seemingly minor events that were actually pivotal moments in which the future hung in the balance.One narrative revisits a February 1933 meeting between Hitler and two dozen business leaders he needed to persuade to support him. Another follows Germany’s March 1938 annexation of Austria through a series of carefully planned social and diplomatic occasions that laid the ground for it. Highlighting these backstage machinations, Vuillard shows that events that history presents as ineluctable were the result of manipulation and threats, and they could have gone otherwise.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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The Order of the Day Cover Image
By Eric Vuillard, Mark Polizzotti (Translated by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781590519691
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Other Press - September 25th, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250095473
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 16th, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

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Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781610918985
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Published: Island Press - October 15th, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

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Behold, America: The Entangled History of
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541673403
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Basic Books - October 9th, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

 

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Ten Restaurants That Changed America Cover Image
By Paul Freedman, Danny Meyer (Introduction by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780871406804
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 20th, 2016

Ten Restaurants That Changed America Cover Image
By Paul Freedman, Danny Meyer (Introduction by)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781631494987
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 23rd, 2018

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

 

 

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Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780451493606
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Published: Knopf - October 30th, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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The Chesapeake Table: Your Guide to Eating Local Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781421426891
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Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - October 28th, 2018


Friday, November 9, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476796628
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scribner - October 2nd, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

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Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538729144
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Life & Style - October 23rd, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Flyover Country: Poems (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets #140) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780691181578
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Princeton University Press - September 25th, 2018

Stet: Poems (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets #139) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780691181448
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 25th, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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When Rap Spoke Straight to God Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793033
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Tin House Books - September 18th, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History Cover Image
By Blair Imani, Tegan and Sara (Foreword by), Monique Le (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399582233
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 16th, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop Cover Image
By Vikki Tobak, Questlove (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780525573883
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 16th, 2018

Friday, November 16, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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River of Redemption: Almanac of Life on the Anacostia (River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University) Cover Image
By Krista Schlyer, Andrew Sansom (Foreword by)
$37.00
ISBN: 9781623496920
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Published: Texas A&M University Press - November 16th, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

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Grabbing Pussy Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781944869953
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Published: OR Books - November 6th, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780525540403
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Plume - November 13th, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

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Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544931213
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 20th, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
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Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America's Favorite Rural Bakery Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780804189613
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 23rd, 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  
Wed
17
7:00 pm
Lacy M. Johnson - The Reckonings: Essays — in conversation with Jeannie Vanasco — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
19
7:00 pm
Philip Greene - A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
20
10:30 am
Minh Lê - Drawn Together — Story Time at Union Market
Sat
20
1:00 pm
Kate McDermott - Home Cooking with Kate McDermott — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
23
7:00 pm
Ali Fitzgerald - Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories from a New Europe — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
24
7:00 pm
Dorie Greenspan - Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook — in conversation with Bonnie Benwick — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
25
7:00 pm
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah - Friday Black — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
26
7:00 pm
Ellen Ruppel Shell - The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
28
5:00 pm
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore - Sketchtasy and Sarah Schulman - Maggie Terry — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
30
7:00 pm
Éric Vuillard - The Order of the Day — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
1
7:00 pm
Therese Anne Fowler - A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts — in conversation with Bethanne Patrick — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
3
6:00 pm
Jeff Speck - Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
4
1:00 pm
Sarah Churchwell - Behold, America: The Entangled History of "America First" and "The American Dream" — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
4
5:00 pm
Paul Freedman - Ten Restaurants That Changed America — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
7
7:00 pm
Anita Lo - Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One — in conversation with Joe Yonan — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
8
7:00 pm
Renee Brooks Catacalos - The Chesapeake Table: Your Guide to Eating Local & Claudia Kousoulas and Ellen Letourneau - Bread and Beauty: A Year in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
9
7:00 pm
Nora Krug - Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home — in conversation with the Washington Post's Nora Krug — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
10
1:00 pm
Cathy Barrow - Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
11
5:00 pm
Austin Smith - Flyover Country: Poems & Dora Malech - Stet: Poems — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
13
7:00 pm
Erica Dawson - When Rap Spoke Straight to God — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
14
7:00 pm
Blair Imani - Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
15
7:00 pm
Vikki Tobak, Janette Beckman, and Danny Hastings - Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
16
7:00 pm
Krista Schlyer - River of Redemption: Almanac of Life on the Anacostia — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
17
6:00 pm
Karen Finley - Grabbing Pussy — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
18
1:00 pm
Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer - New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay — in conversation with Alexandra Petri — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
27
7:00 pm
Alice Robb - Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
29
7:00 pm
Brian Noyes - Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America's Favorite Rural Bakery — in conversation with Wendy Rieger — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
7
9:00 am
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