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Politics and Prose

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Best Bookstore in the World

Whether it’s the array of authors, the knowledge of the staff or its place in Washington culture... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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One of the Nations' Best Bookstores

Politics and Prose have made two superb improvements since I last posted a review on the store. On... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Bethesda, Maryland
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5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
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Reviewed 1 September 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.

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Reviewed 20 August 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

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Reviewed 3 July 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

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Reviewed 23 June 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!

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 8 June 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

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Reviewed 24 May 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

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Reviewed 7 May 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.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Politics and prose is a small well stocked bookstore that specializes in political themed books. You can find favorites with opinions from both sides of the aisle.

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Reviewed 4 March 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

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Reviewed 20 February 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

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Amy B
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Response from chinesesun | Reviewed this property |
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