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Politics and Prose

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delicious soup!

I had an hour unexpectedly free today and went to pick up some books I had ordered. I thought I'd... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia
I love bookstores

Whenever I come to Washington DC I ask my friend to bring me here. I always by several books from... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
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5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

I had an hour unexpectedly free today and went to pick up some books I had ordered. I thought I'd have lunch and saw Peanut Stew...I was a little worried it would be thick and sweet abut not at all. Tomatoey and filled with sweetpotatoes...Delicious!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Whenever I come to Washington DC I ask my friend to bring me here. I always by several books from the sale section to cart back on the plane with me. There is also a coffee cafe which I would love to stop in one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

This is first and foremost a book store that is excellent. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. I needed a YA book about horses and one of the staff knew every book in that category. The political book selection is extraordinary. There is also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amarcia
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Whether it’s the array of authors, the knowledge of the staff or its place in Washington culture, no one can beat this bookstore.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DCbibliophile
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Politics and Prose have made two superb improvements since I last posted a review on the store. On street level they expanded into a vacant store next door. It is a very attractive space with a skylight providing nice light. The new space contains a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

P&P is a fabulous bookstore and coffeehouse. The bookstore offers a very wide range of books for any reader. Its children's section is amazing and the staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. For anyone with children or grandchildren, the children's section downstairs is a must...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

What a wide collection! Specialized and wide-ranging topics, any reader can find something to enjoy here! There is a cafe downstairs - the lemonade is fantastic! This classic independent bookstore is a gem!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Going to Politics & Prose has long been on my list of attractions to take in in D.C. It did not disappoint! Extremely deep collection of books in a wide variety of categories & the store vibe was full of appreciative readers. A great place...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

I came from Philadelphia to attend their recent author of it with Francesca Ramsey in conversation with Damon Young. The event was excellent. I’m so glad to see how they regularly bring authors to connect with the community. I do wish they would require an...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Politics and Prose hosts Author Events almost every day of the week, with multiple event on weekend days. This location is around a mile from the Van Ness-UDC Metro Station.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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