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Politics and Prose

5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
+1 202-364-1919
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Best bookstore hands down

They host cool events: authors, speakers, musicians. DC is committed to keeping this gem around... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jessica C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Still the best bookstore in Washington DC area

Last time we were here a friend was discussing his latest book. The ownership has changed but it... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
+1 202-364-1919
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Reviewed 5 days ago

They host cool events: authors, speakers, musicians. DC is committed to keeping this gem around; it's always busy.

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last time we were here a friend was discussing his latest book. The ownership has changed but it still is the best bookstore around. Specializing in political books and serious literature, it was the place to go to get the latest book about President Trump's...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

just the perfect local bookstore! they have also coffee ☕️! nice variety on the architecture section and very actual also. It's always nice to stop by!

Thank Lau O
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Bustling to boot! Great little vibe with an upstairs and downstairs (where the coffee shop is). Parking in back behind the stores too.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Bookstores and Libraries are my go to in every city and Politics and Prose was awesome. I try to get there each time I’m in DC. I picked up some magnets and bookmarks.

Thank ProfAragon
Reviewed 2 October 2017

P&P is a truly fine independent bookstore. Downstairs is a great cafe and gathering place and a very large selection of books for children. P&P hosts a remarkable series of speakers addressing a packed audience. It has book clubs. In addition to all the wonderful...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Politics and Prose has become my go-to place when I have time to kill in DC, be it a weeknight or Saturday afternoon. This place has excellent selection of books, music, and a very nice cafe in the lower level. I simply just love to...More

Thank Cellowu
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been going to P & P since I was early 20s (early 50s now). I love this place like a second home. The cafe is great, with food items and coffee choices one would make at home; delicious. At times, arrogant customers in...More

Thank L K
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Incredible book store!!! Knowledge staff, well organized, great selection of authors do readings. It has a very good children's selection my one suggestion for an upgrade is greater diversity in the authors and characters in the children's books. Books should be mirrors and windows of...More

Thank mkatelong
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I often used to drop in to Politics & Prose during walks around Rock Creek and Chevy Chase to peruse the books and sit in the café with a cake and coffee. The main bookstore is on the ground floor with stairs down to the...More

Thank Mel B
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Amy B
6 September 2016|
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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