Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse, Washington DC

(4.4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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! 
  • 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 e...  more »
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  • It is a small quaint bookstore with a large selection of books and an awesome coffee shop! I originally came for a book signing, but I see myself coming back again in the near future. The food/drink options are all superb and the bookstore itself has a good atmosphere. There is also a book printing machine which is fun to watch.
  • One of the last great bookstores in the DC area. They seem to constantly have people presenting on the top floor. Below grade they have a really nice cafe. The space in the basement can get tight, but it adds to the character.
  • Cannot WAIT to spend more time here!! Author visits all the time and wonderful coffee down in the spacious café. Wish it was a bit easier to get to and more parking, but hey, ya can't get it all!
  • This is my favorite book store ever. They have an amazing selection of books, an incredibly knowledgeable and helpful staff, amazing staff picks and they always have great books signings and other great events. It's a great place to spend some quality time and browse through their wonderful selection.
  • This is a great stop. My wife and I often attended the Friday night open mic nights. However, since the very nice renovation that was only recently completed, there haven't been any. The bookstore is great, I wouldn't buy a book there necessarily, because...Amazon. However, they have these great quirky postcards that are really fun. I have bought quite a few.