The Wharf

Now Open!
Politics and Prose bookstore comes to D.C.’s premier waterfront destination. Located in The Wharf's District Square and surrounded by a great assortment of retail, restaurant, and cultural offerings, our new location brings a steady lineup of author events and, of course, books for everyone! Find out what’s coming up below.

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70 District Square SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

DIRECTIONS

(202) 488-3867

 

HOURS

SUNDAY – SATURDAY
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

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Events at The Wharf
Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

From banning federal employees from saying “climate change” to his outrageous and insulting tweets and his supporters’ questionable dealings with Russians, Trump supplies more evidence every day for his unfitness to hold office. Judiciously choosing just one hundred of these innumerable reasons, Press, host of The Bill Press Show and author of books including From the Left, shows why Trump should be removed, whether by impeachment, resignation, voters’ preference, or natural causes. Yet as he surveys the long list of the president’s lies, catalogs the intolerance and greed of his cabinet members and aides, and looks at how thoroughly Trump flouts rules of law, civility, and established institutions from the media to international diplomacy, he also finds one single exception that proves his overall case.

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Trump Must Go: The Top 100 Reasons to Dump Trump (and One to Keep Him) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250306470
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - September 11th, 2018

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

As a native Washingtonian and former senior editor of DC Modern Luxury magazine, Bianco knows the city inside-out. In this updated version of the classic guide, she gives the latest information on touring the White House and Capital, but also tells you where you can sample D.C.’s favorite dish. You’ll find  helpful tips about navigating the most popular museums, details about where to find particular treasures, maps to walks both inside and just outside the city, and guides to restaurants, galleries, and historical sites off the beaten path.

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
100 Things to Do in Washington, DC Before You Die, 2nd Edition (100 Things to Do Before You Die) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781681061689
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Reedy Press - September 15th, 2018

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

An American by choice, Vargas came to the U.S. from the Philippines when he was twelve. He’s lived here for twenty-five years, but his status as undocumented has meant that he’s spent those years feeling unmoored and anxious. He knows no other home but this one, yet can’t feel fully at home in a place where he has to lie to get by. In this eloquent and passionate memoir, Vargas speaks out about the reality of living as an “illegal” immigrant in the U.S. today. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and founder and CEO of the nonprofit media advocacy organization Define American, Vargas makes the incontrovertible case that people should not be defined by their legal status, but by who they are. Vargas will be in conversation with fellow Pulitzer recipient Jonathan Capehart, member of The Washington Post’s editorial board, host of the “Cape Up” podcast, and MSNBC contributor.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062851352
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018

Monday, September 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, Flights is narrated by a compulsive traveler eager to analyze experience from the perspective of motion rather than stability, and she reports from a wide range of places, vehicles, and eras. The stories start and stop, interrupt each other, continue, and subtly comment on each other, from a plot involving a Polish tourist in Croatia whose wife and children disappear then mysteriously reappear, to another unfolding at Chopin’s funeral, and a third following a pioneering 17th-century Dutch anatomist whose story resonates with many socio-political questions of our own day. Tokarczuk’s evident delight in storytelling is matched by her penchant for questioning everything we take for granted. Tokarczuk was a psychologist before becoming one of Poland’s premier fiction writers, and her early training is evident throughout this insightful, masterfully observed, and utterly original novel.

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Flights Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525534198
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Riverhead Books - August 14th, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm

All attendees who can provide proof of purchasing Time’s Convert from Politics and Prose will receive a ticket granting priority access to the signing line. Copies of Time’s Convert will be available for sale at the event and can also be pre-ordered on the Politics and Prose website. Attendees who have not purchased through Politics and Prose will be allowed to join the signing line once all ticketed customers have entered it.

 

Harkness turned history into magic with her acclaimed All Souls Trilogy, which featured the historian and witch, Diana Bishop, and the vampire scientist, Matthew Clairmont. Her latest novel returns to their universe to launch a new series based on some of the supporting cast. The narrative opens in 18th-century New England, where Matthew de Clermont, heir to an aristocratic family, gives Marcus, a young Massachusetts surgeon, the chance to become immortal. Marcus’s transformation into a vampire, with its Old World trappings, is complicated by his revolutionary ideals, but he is still alive in the 21st century, where he passes on the gift of eternal life to Phoebe, a Sotheby’s staffer he falls in love with. She, too, undergoes a difficult transition, one that reawakens Marcus’s old demons and tests the couple’s devotion.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Time's Convert: A Novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780399564512
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Viking - September 18th, 2018

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

As the nation becomes increasingly polarized, activists and political theorists have renewed calls for unity and a return to shared values. But values aren’t all that can unite us, renowned sociologist Klinenberg argues. We share physical spaces as well as abstract ideals, and those common grounds—libraries, bookstores, parks, and other public areas—allow the interaction of a wide variety of people. Calling this the “social infrastructure,” Klinenberg, director of NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, collaborator on Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance, and author of Going Solo—takes us around the world to show how attention to sports fields, churches, and arts centers has strengthened communities and addressed problems from crime to addiction to isolation and even climate change.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the  Decline of Civic Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524761165
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Crown - September 11th, 2018

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

Edited by Raghavan, who served as President Obama’s liaison to the LGBT, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities from 2011 to 2014, this anthology is both a behind-the-scenes look at how the administration approached Obamacare, marriage equality, and the Charleston shooting, and an introduction to a diverse group of former staffers. Ranging from receptionists to security advisors, speechwriters to chefs, these dedicated individuals relate how they came to the White House and what the issues they worked on meant to them. Collectively, the compelling memoirs reveal the human faces of government and testify to the power of committed public servants to make a true and lasting difference. Raghavan will be joined by fellow contributors Heather Foster, former director of African American outreach and advisor in the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Brad Jenkins, advisor on youth media during Obama’s 2008 campaign and former White House liaison to the creative community.

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House Cover Image
By Gautam Raghavan (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133292
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2018

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

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250185914
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: All Points Books - September 18th, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781609808563
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Seven Stories Press - October 2nd, 2018

Wed
19
7:00 pm
Bill Press - Trump Must Go: The Top 100 Reasons to Dump Trump (and One to Keep Him) — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Thu
20
7:00 pm
Katie Bianco - 100 Things to Do in Washington, DC Before You Die, 2nd Edition — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Fri
21
7:00 pm
Jose Antonio Vargas - Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen — in conversation with Jonathan Capehart — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Mon
24
7:00 pm
Olga Tokarczuk - Flights — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Tue
25
7:00 pm
Deborah Harkness - Time's Convert — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Wed
26
7:00 pm
Eric Klinenberg - Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Thu
27
7:00 pm
Gautam Raghavan - West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House — in conversation with Heather Foster and Brad Jenkins — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Tue
2
7:00 pm
Major Garrett - Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Wed
3
7:00 pm
D. D. Guttenplan - The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Events
Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Trump Must Go: The Top 100 Reasons to Dump Trump (and One to Keep Him) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250306470
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - September 11th, 2018

From banning federal employees from saying “climate change” to his outrageous and insulting tweets and his supporters’ questionable dealings with Russians, Trump supplies more evidence every day for his unfitness to hold office. Judiciously choosing just one hundred of these innumerable reasons, Press, host of The Bill Press Show and author of books including From the Left, shows why Trump should be removed, whether by impeachment, resignation, voters’ preference, or natural causes. Yet as he surveys the long list of the president’s lies, catalogs the intolerance and greed of his cabinet members and aides, and looks at how thoroughly Trump flouts rules of law, civility, and established institutions from the media to international diplomacy, he also finds one single exception that proves his overall case.

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, September 20, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
100 Things to Do in Washington, DC Before You Die, 2nd Edition (100 Things to Do Before You Die) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781681061689
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Reedy Press - September 15th, 2018

As a native Washingtonian and former senior editor of DC Modern Luxury magazine, Bianco knows the city inside-out. In this updated version of the classic guide, she gives the latest information on touring the White House and Capital, but also tells you where you can sample D.C.’s favorite dish. You’ll find  helpful tips about navigating the most popular museums, details about where to find particular treasures, maps to walks both inside and just outside the city, and guides to restaurants, galleries, and historical sites off the beaten path.

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Friday, September 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062851352
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018

An American by choice, Vargas came to the U.S. from the Philippines when he was twelve. He’s lived here for twenty-five years, but his status as undocumented has meant that he’s spent those years feeling unmoored and anxious. He knows no other home but this one, yet can’t feel fully at home in a place where he has to lie to get by. In this eloquent and passionate memoir, Vargas speaks out about the reality of living as an “illegal” immigrant in the U.S. today. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and founder and CEO of the nonprofit media advocacy organization Define American, Vargas makes the incontrovertible case that people should not be defined by their legal status, but by who they are. Vargas will be in conversation with fellow Pulitzer recipient Jonathan Capehart, member of The Washington Post’s editorial board, host of the “Cape Up” podcast, and MSNBC contributor.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Monday, September 24, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Flights Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525534198
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Riverhead Books - August 14th, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, Flights is narrated by a compulsive traveler eager to analyze experience from the perspective of motion rather than stability, and she reports from a wide range of places, vehicles, and eras. The stories start and stop, interrupt each other, continue, and subtly comment on each other, from a plot involving a Polish tourist in Croatia whose wife and children disappear then mysteriously reappear, to another unfolding at Chopin’s funeral, and a third following a pioneering 17th-century Dutch anatomist whose story resonates with many socio-political questions of our own day. Tokarczuk’s evident delight in storytelling is matched by her penchant for questioning everything we take for granted. Tokarczuk was a psychologist before becoming one of Poland’s premier fiction writers, and her early training is evident throughout this insightful, masterfully observed, and utterly original novel.

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 pm
Time's Convert: A Novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780399564512
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Viking - September 18th, 2018

All attendees who can provide proof of purchasing Time’s Convert from Politics and Prose will receive a ticket granting priority access to the signing line. Copies of Time’s Convert will be available for sale at the event and can also be pre-ordered on the Politics and Prose website. Attendees who have not purchased through Politics and Prose will be allowed to join the signing line once all ticketed customers have entered it.

 

Harkness turned history into magic with her acclaimed All Souls Trilogy, which featured the historian and witch, Diana Bishop, and the vampire scientist, Matthew Clairmont. Her latest novel returns to their universe to launch a new series based on some of the supporting cast. The narrative opens in 18th-century New England, where Matthew de Clermont, heir to an aristocratic family, gives Marcus, a young Massachusetts surgeon, the chance to become immortal. Marcus’s transformation into a vampire, with its Old World trappings, is complicated by his revolutionary ideals, but he is still alive in the 21st century, where he passes on the gift of eternal life to Phoebe, a Sotheby’s staffer he falls in love with. She, too, undergoes a difficult transition, one that reawakens Marcus’s old demons and tests the couple’s devotion.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the  Decline of Civic Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524761165
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Crown - September 11th, 2018

As the nation becomes increasingly polarized, activists and political theorists have renewed calls for unity and a return to shared values. But values aren’t all that can unite us, renowned sociologist Klinenberg argues. We share physical spaces as well as abstract ideals, and those common grounds—libraries, bookstores, parks, and other public areas—allow the interaction of a wide variety of people. Calling this the “social infrastructure,” Klinenberg, director of NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, collaborator on Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance, and author of Going Solo—takes us around the world to show how attention to sports fields, churches, and arts centers has strengthened communities and addressed problems from crime to addiction to isolation and even climate change.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House Cover Image
By Gautam Raghavan (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133292
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2018

Edited by Raghavan, who served as President Obama’s liaison to the LGBT, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities from 2011 to 2014, this anthology is both a behind-the-scenes look at how the administration approached Obamacare, marriage equality, and the Charleston shooting, and an introduction to a diverse group of former staffers. Ranging from receptionists to security advisors, speechwriters to chefs, these dedicated individuals relate how they came to the White House and what the issues they worked on meant to them. Collectively, the compelling memoirs reveal the human faces of government and testify to the power of committed public servants to make a true and lasting difference. Raghavan will be joined by fellow contributors Heather Foster, former director of African American outreach and advisor in the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Brad Jenkins, advisor on youth media during Obama’s 2008 campaign and former White House liaison to the creative community.

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250185914
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: All Points Books - September 18th, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781609808563
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Seven Stories Press - October 2nd, 2018

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024