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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

Adress

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


Founded in
1984
Events
Title Industry Topic Date Location
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice Reading Literature
Politics
Society
Politics
03.12.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail
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
Diversity, Inc. Reading Psychology
Social Sciences
Economy
Society
Equality
Quota
04.11.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail
Saving America's Cities Debate Architecture
History
Society
Urban Development
03.11.2019 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
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey - She Said Debate Literature
Media Film/Theater/Radio
Society
Equality
02.10.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail
Margaret Atwood - The Testaments Reading Literature
Politics
Society
Politics
21.09.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice Reading Psychology
Digitization
Society
26.03.2019 Washington, D.C. Detail