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Politics and Prose Bookstore

P&P’s mission, as articulated by Brad and Lissa, is this: “Politics and Prose is a D.C. based business devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common good through books, programs, and a respectful exchange of ideas. We’re committed to exceptional customer service and to the values of independence, inclusion, and diversity.”

Even as P&P confronts a changing world of e-books and e-readers, it continues to enjoy rising revenues and solid profitability. One of its signature features is an extensive line-up of author talks—at least one nearly every night of the year and often several a day on Saturdays and Sundays, plus frequent events at various off-site venues. Publishers compete to place their authors at P&P, and authors like coming to the store, in large part because the audiences often are sizeable, informed, and keen to support genres from literary fiction and poetry to narrative non-fiction and topical journalism. “Like the children of Lake Wobegon,” Carla and Barbara used to say, “all of our customers are above average.”

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Politics and Prose Bookstore

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5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
20008 Washington, D.C.
United States of America


Founded in
1984
Events
Title Industry Topic Date Location
A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future Reading Literature
Politics
Health
Climate Change
Sustainability
15.11.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail
After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present Reading History
Literature
Politics
Society
Politics
10.11.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail
Opting Back In: What Really Happens When Mothers Go Back to Work Reading Literature
Economy
Society
Equality
Future of work
07.11.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail
Ronan Farrow - Catch and Kill Reading Media Film/Theater/Radio
Movie and Media
Protection against Violence
Equality
18.10.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail
Margaret Atwood - The Testaments Reading Literature
Politics
Society
Politics
21.09.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail