Union Market

Now Open!
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
CLOSED
TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
THURSDAY – SATURDAY
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
SUNDAY
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Holiday Hours
November 21 — 9 a.m. –  5 p.m.
Thanksgiving — Closed
December 24 — 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
December 25 — Closed
December 26 — 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
December 31 — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
January 1 — Closed

 

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Events at Union Market
Thursday, January 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The statistics are well known: one out of every six American women will be the victim of a rape or attempted rape in her lifetime, and a sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the U.S. Abdulali, a writer and activist, was gang-raped in Mumbai when she was seventeen, an experience she wrote about in a New York Times op-ed and expands on in this thought-provoking look at rape culture. Interviewing survivors from various parts of the world, Abdulali both celebrates the resilience of these women and asks difficult questions about the way we account for who gets raped and why. Above all, she approaches the topic from a personal, not a statistical stance, emphasizing that there is no one response to rape and that the necessary dialogue about this long taboo topic has only just begun.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
What We Talk about When We Talk about Rape Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781620974742
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: New Press - November 27th, 2018

Friday, January 11, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Most media coverage of Russia today focuses on Putin, and often it seems the two are nearly synonymous. As Wood argues in his authoritative analysis of post-Soviet Russia, conflating the man and the nation seriously distorts our understanding of what’s happening in Russia. Wood, a member of the editorial board of New Left Review and author of Chechnya, looks beyond Russia’s leader to consider a wide range of social, economic, and political factors that challenge many of our assumptions. Putin’s rule, for instance, is usefully seen as a continuation of Yeltsin’s, and his most characteristic features aren’t a return to Soviet authoritarianism but stem from factors in place after the Soviet era. Finally, Wood identifies the real power dynamics driving Russia’s foreign policy and projects scenarios for the future.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781788731249
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Verso - November 20th, 2018

Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 pm

In conversation with YA authors and anthology contributors Jason Reynolds and Leah Henderson.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

American Street Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062473059
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018

Pride Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062564047
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 18th, 2018

One Shadow on the Wall Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481462969
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 12th, 2018

Long Way Down Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481438254
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 24th, 2017

Long Way Down Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

All American Boys Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Friday, January 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Hark Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501146060
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 15th, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, January 27, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Talent Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316480550
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 22nd, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781572842458
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Agate Bolden - October 9th, 2018

Sunday, February 10, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
The Lost Man Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250105684
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - February 5th, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
The City in the Middle of the Night Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765379962
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Books - February 12th, 2019

The Heavens Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802129024
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Published: Grove Press - February 12th, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism (The Feminist Wire Books) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780816539437
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: University of Arizona Press - February 19th, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
The Future Is Asian Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781501196263
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 5th, 2019

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Daily Rituals: Women at Work Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781524732950
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - March 5th, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Negrophobia: An Urban Parable Cover Image
By Darius James, Amy Abugo Ongiri (Introduction by), Darius James (Preface by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781681373294
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: NYRB Classics - February 19th, 2019

Friday, March 15, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335937803
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Hanover Square Press - March 5th, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Hawk Parable: Poems (Akron Series in Poetry) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781629221052
Availability: Not Yet Published—Pre-Order Now
Published: University of Akron Press - April 22nd, 2019

What It Doesn't Have to Do with: Poems (National Poetry) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820353944
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of Georgia Press - September 15th, 2018

Perennial Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895170
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Coffee House Press - August 7th, 2018

Thu
10
7:00 pm
Sohaila Abdulali - What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
11
7:00 pm
Tony Wood - Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
16
7:00 pm
Ibi Zoboi - Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America — at Union Market *For Adults and Teens*
Fri
18
7:00 pm
Sam Lipsyte - Hark — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
19
6:00 pm
Barbara Kinney - #StillWithHer: Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Moments That Sparked a Movement — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
27
5:00 pm
Juliet Lapidos - Talent — in conversation with David Litt — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
9
1:00 pm
Leonard Pitts, Jr. - The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
10
5:00 pm
Jane Harper - The Lost Man — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
16
1:00 pm
Charlie Jane Anders - The City in the Middle of the Night & Sandra Newman - The Heavens — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sat
23
1:00 pm
Marquis Bey - Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Tue
26
7:00 pm
Parag Khanna - The Future Is Asian — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Thu
7
7:00 pm
Mason Currey - Daily Rituals: Women at Work — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Wed
13
7:00 pm
Darius James - Negrophobia: An Urban Parable — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fri
15
7:00 pm
Mallory O'Meara - The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Sun
17
1:00 pm
Tyler Mills - Hawk Parable, Lindsay Bernal - What It Doesn't Have to Do With, & Kelly Forsythe - Perennial — at Politics and Prose at Union Market