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Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington DC

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Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.’s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at www.politics-prose.com.
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  • 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 wit...  more »
  • It's less stellar on prose than politics. Even after many changes, it's still a very good book store and neighborhood gathering place. The readings are often enjoyable and edifying. The children's sec...  more »
  • A great children's section downstairs and excellent selection of reading for everyone. Great café too.  more »
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  • Fabulous local store with really incredible staff. They will help you find anything they can, and will hunt down what isn't in stock. They have an entire information department devoted to it. I also can't say enough about their frequent speakers and book signings. Having the cafe in store is very nice too.
  • Our favorite bookstore in DC Metropolitan area. They carry a great selection of quality books and music (contemporary and classical). The offer a wide array of discounted books in the basement along with a huge space for children's books. They can even print books out of circulation or your own work. Their staff is attentive to your needs. There are always on a daily basis authors invited to speak about their work. The cafe recently redesigned offers a great selection of drinks and food items that change seasonally. The space is a bit cramped. Wish laptops were banned on the weekend like A Baked Joint does.
  • This is the greatest bookstore in the world. They have a great selection, an awesome kids section, and bring in fantastic speakers. Also, a local bookstore that's succeeding!
  • This is my favorite bookstore in DC. It really gives back to its community. There's a great membership program and it is worth the cost for the sales and the money you earn back. The employees know everything and are never rude. The store is more than a bookstore, it's also a venue for both brand new author readings to notable famous award-winning authors. The cafe below is great too. Everything that an independent bookstore should be.
  • The coolest little spot in NW DC to hear interesting talks and meet interesting people. Personally, I'd rather just donate to them rather than buy books cause I'm a millennial and physical books just clutter up my limited shelf-space. All Kindle for me. I'll do so at the end of the year.