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Address: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
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The most perfect bookstore that ever existed

Politics and Prose is the most perfect bookstore that ever existed. I'd been wanting to visit for years, but was never in town long enough or had the time. I made the time this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Politics and Prose is the most perfect bookstore that ever existed. I'd been wanting to visit for years, but was never in town long enough or had the time. I made the time this time around and I am so glad I did! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the glorious smell of coffee and books greets you when... More 

Thank Hilliary
hamlin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

love love love this bookstore - especially connected to busboys and poets - friendly staff in bookstore and restaurant - would definitely go back - hopefully next time catch a show or reading by an author -

Thank lisaeJ3895UL
Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Politics and prose is a full service bookstore with lots of DC centric items. It is as fun for the books as the customers. The President was a customer, but don't expect to see him. We visited in December '16, on a member sale day, so it was a madhouse, and we got some Christmas presents. It is right down... More 

Thank Robert S
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Politics and Prose is my home away from home in the US. Like a homing pigeon I find myself heading there whenever I'm in the city, even for a short time. It's a storied place so I won't rehearse all the reasons to go there. But if you do like reading, the staff are knowledgeable and unobtrusive. There's a great... More 

Thank MakatiMaan
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is my favorite coffee shop. They recently redid the interiors. Its a great placed to sit and work or just read the paper like I do. Order a cortado (not on the menu) the best I have had!

Thank Dharam K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This place is neat. They have a lot of neat gifts, a good book selection, and a quaint coffee shop downstairs. I'm glad I got to stop in here on my vacation to DC. The parking can be hectic, as with every place in that town. So be ready for that.

Thank Courtney S
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180 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Needed a place to unwind after a 6 hr drive and looking at condos in the Cathedral Heights area of Washington DC. This is a wonderful stop for coffee, beer, or wine. Very casual and comfortable. Good cold brew coffee too!

Thank rgr1085
New York City, New York
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Came to pick up some books and surprise; I had a Quinoa moment at Politics and Prose. I never liked Quinoa or the current Quinoa craze but hay, the Quinoa bowl looked good at the coffee house so we ordered one each for lunch and WOW-it was damn good. The butter nut squash with cranberries and pecans plus maple dressing... More 

Thank AlanR27
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,451 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Have been coming for years. Used to be on their mailing list for events. If you want a book with meat on it. Politics, international affairs, serious literature..... this is your place. Friends have offered readings in the past and we've walked into signings and presentations. When my college professor comes to town, we go... Want to think about the... More 

Thank Chinapjs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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518 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Politics and Prose is a classic. Fantastic selections and very knowledgeable staff. It is a good place to browse or to attend one of their readings or book signings. The remodeled coffee house (and wine bar) on the ground floor is bright, comfortable and popular. It is operated by the folks at Little Red Fox a few doors away.

Thank waterandmore

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