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Politics and Prose

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
+1 202-364-1919
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Food for the stomach and the brain!

Politics & Prose is one of our favorite places whenever we want just to have a laid-back... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Senior60+
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
New sign and awning

P&P is a busy place on a President's Day. "The Den Coffeehouse and Wine Bar" downstairs was full... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
waterandmore
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Politics & Prose is one of our favorite places whenever we want just to have a laid-back experience. We like to browse the extensive shelves for books, we like to attend presentations by authors and we like to have a good sandwich and coffee in...More

Thank Senior60+
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

P&P is a busy place on a President's Day. "The Den Coffeehouse and Wine Bar" downstairs was full and with good reason. It is the best little cafe in a bookstore anywhere. The coffee is great, they serve wonderful soups and grilled cheese sandwiches and...More

Thank waterandmore
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

They host cool events: authors, speakers, musicians. DC is committed to keeping this gem around; it's always busy.

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Last time we were here a friend was discussing his latest book. The ownership has changed but it still is the best bookstore around. Specializing in political books and serious literature, it was the place to go to get the latest book about President Trump's...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

just the perfect local bookstore! they have also coffee ☕️! nice variety on the architecture section and very actual also. It's always nice to stop by!

Thank Lau O
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Bustling to boot! Great little vibe with an upstairs and downstairs (where the coffee shop is). Parking in back behind the stores too.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Bookstores and Libraries are my go to in every city and Politics and Prose was awesome. I try to get there each time I’m in DC. I picked up some magnets and bookmarks.

Thank ProfAragon
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

P&P is a truly fine independent bookstore. Downstairs is a great cafe and gathering place and a very large selection of books for children. P&P hosts a remarkable series of speakers addressing a packed audience. It has book clubs. In addition to all the wonderful...More

Thank waterandmore
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Politics and Prose has become my go-to place when I have time to kill in DC, be it a weeknight or Saturday afternoon. This place has excellent selection of books, music, and a very nice cafe in the lower level. I simply just love to...More

Thank Cellowu
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I have been going to P & P since I was early 20s (early 50s now). I love this place like a second home. The cafe is great, with food items and coffee choices one would make at home; delicious. At times, arrogant customers in...More

Thank L K
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I have attended several events over the years. I do not recall numbered tickets. Seating is first come first served. For very popular authors, the organizers have shifted the venue to an auditorium. Most authors stay to... More
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