The Wharf

Located in The Wharf's District Square and surrounded by a great assortment of retail, restaurant, and cultural offerings, Politics and Prose at The Wharf carries a wide range of books for everyone and hosts a steady lineup of author events! Find out what’s coming up below.

VISIT US

70 District Square SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

DIRECTIONS

(202) 488-3867

 

HOURS

SUNDAY – SATURDAY
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Beginning November 17
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

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Events at The Wharf
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, Tariq’s first full-length collection of poems uses a variety of formal strategies—ranging from bops to erasures—to excavate lives “marked into the bottom / of history.” Reclaiming what has been written out of the official record, Tariq focuses on race and gender in the American South, considering both the physical and the spiritual aspects of a legacy of enslavement, examining the repression of queer desire, and giving voice to the lineage of trauma that surfaces as silence, pain, and memory but that also has the potential for love. Tariq will be in conversation with Jamal Rashad, a poetry and fiction editor for Love, Pain & Poetry Publishing. 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Heed the Hollow: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450093
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

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

Filling in the gaps left by the Mueller Report, Nance traces the financial and personal ties between Putin and the Trump circle that led to the Russian hacking of the 2016 election. Nance, a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and the author of The Plot to Hack America and The Plot to Destroy Democracy, draws on deep research and interviews with intelligence experts to expose the links between Trump’s and his family’s investments and Putin and his associates. He also implicates many key figures in the Republican Party who have stood to gain materially by seeing the Russian-friendly Trump in office. 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316535762
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Hachette Books - November 12th, 2019

Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

NOTE: This event, originally scheduled for our Connecticut Ave location at the same date and time, will now be taking place at our Wharf store.

In Junkyard Planet Minter, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, traced the often-surprising path of the trash we simply throw “away.” His new book is an equally revealing investigation of what happens to all the still usable items we clean out. Once they’re donated, they might end up anywhere, from thrift stores in the U.S. to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia, and used-goods businesses in Ghana. Minter examines all facets of this multi-billion dollar global industry, including the marketing practices that cause us to keep loading up again after each purge of our household items. 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635570106
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 12th, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Merkley, US Senator from Oregon and sponsor of the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act, was among the first members of Congress to witness firsthand the abhorrent conditions of detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Millions watched on Facebook when he was blocked from entering a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, where 1,500 migrant children were detained, and many more have been galvanized to protest Trump’s immigration policies after seeing what Merkley saw on several subsequent border visits: children and infants stranded in heat or locked up in cold holding pens, a child tent prison in the desert, and children torn from their parents’ arms. In this passionate and unsparing call to action, Merkley exposes the Trump administration’s atrocities and demands that we call a halt. 

 

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
50 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
America Is Better Than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538734193
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Twelve - August 20th, 2019

Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In this powerful book, Karakatsanis, a former public defender, issues a passionate challenge to our society’s profoundly racist justice system and the legal profession’s role in perpetuating it. Founder of the Civil Rights Corps, an organization designed to bring systemic civil rights cases on behalf of impoverished people in the criminal justice system, Karakatsanis alternates between stories of his clients and outlining a new theory of crime and punishment. Reporting on some of the suits he has brought and won, he shows, for instance, how the bail system has developed from a measure to ensure people return for court dates into a means for locking up poor people who have not been convicted of anything.  

 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781620975275
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: New Press - October 29th, 2019

Wed
13
7:00 pm
Malcolm Tariq - Heed the Hollow: Poems — in conversation with Jamal Rashad — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Thu
14
7:00 pm
Malcolm Nance - The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Mon
18
7:00 pm
Adam Minter - Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Thu
21
7:00 pm
Senator Jeff Merkley - America is Better than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Mon
25
7:00 pm
Alec Karakatsanis - Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Events
Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Heed the Hollow: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450093
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, Tariq’s first full-length collection of poems uses a variety of formal strategies—ranging from bops to erasures—to excavate lives “marked into the bottom / of history.” Reclaiming what has been written out of the official record, Tariq focuses on race and gender in the American South, considering both the physical and the spiritual aspects of a legacy of enslavement, examining the repression of queer desire, and giving voice to the lineage of trauma that surfaces as silence, pain, and memory but that also has the potential for love. Tariq will be in conversation with Jamal Rashad, a poetry and fiction editor for Love, Pain & Poetry Publishing. 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316535762
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Hachette Books - November 12th, 2019

Filling in the gaps left by the Mueller Report, Nance traces the financial and personal ties between Putin and the Trump circle that led to the Russian hacking of the 2016 election. Nance, a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and the author of The Plot to Hack America and The Plot to Destroy Democracy, draws on deep research and interviews with intelligence experts to expose the links between Trump’s and his family’s investments and Putin and his associates. He also implicates many key figures in the Republican Party who have stood to gain materially by seeing the Russian-friendly Trump in office. 

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635570106
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 12th, 2019

NOTE: This event, originally scheduled for our Connecticut Ave location at the same date and time, will now be taking place at our Wharf store.

In Junkyard Planet Minter, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, traced the often-surprising path of the trash we simply throw “away.” His new book is an equally revealing investigation of what happens to all the still usable items we clean out. Once they’re donated, they might end up anywhere, from thrift stores in the U.S. to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia, and used-goods businesses in Ghana. Minter examines all facets of this multi-billion dollar global industry, including the marketing practices that cause us to keep loading up again after each purge of our household items. 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
America Is Better Than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538734193
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Twelve - August 20th, 2019

Merkley, US Senator from Oregon and sponsor of the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act, was among the first members of Congress to witness firsthand the abhorrent conditions of detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Millions watched on Facebook when he was blocked from entering a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, where 1,500 migrant children were detained, and many more have been galvanized to protest Trump’s immigration policies after seeing what Merkley saw on several subsequent border visits: children and infants stranded in heat or locked up in cold holding pens, a child tent prison in the desert, and children torn from their parents’ arms. In this passionate and unsparing call to action, Merkley exposes the Trump administration’s atrocities and demands that we call a halt. 

 

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
50 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781620975275
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: New Press - October 29th, 2019

In this powerful book, Karakatsanis, a former public defender, issues a passionate challenge to our society’s profoundly racist justice system and the legal profession’s role in perpetuating it. Founder of the Civil Rights Corps, an organization designed to bring systemic civil rights cases on behalf of impoverished people in the criminal justice system, Karakatsanis alternates between stories of his clients and outlining a new theory of crime and punishment. Reporting on some of the suits he has brought and won, he shows, for instance, how the bail system has developed from a measure to ensure people return for court dates into a means for locking up poor people who have not been convicted of anything.  

 

 

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