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Politics and Prose

5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
+1 202-364-1919
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A very good bookstore and cafe

I often used to drop in to Politics & Prose during walks around Rock Creek and Chevy Chase to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mel B
Hanoi, Vietnam
Quite good on political books

It's less stellar on prose than politics. Even after many changes, it's still a very good book... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nadine g
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5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
+1 202-364-1919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 section downstairs is particularly wonderful. The cafe is alright and often crowded.

Thank Nadine g
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A great children's section downstairs and excellent selection of reading for everyone. Great café too.

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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...More

Thank Hilliary
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 28 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,...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 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....More

Thank MakatiMaan
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
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 5 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
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Amy B
I'm interested in attending a book signing, but I'm wondering how these events are run. At other signings I've attended, the bookstore passed out numbers in the order you got there (and these were limited, so depending who the author was, you needed to get there early!). Since you can pre-buy online and request a ticket, I'm wondering if the tickets are numbered in any particular order? Trying to determine if it will be worthwhile for us to travel the 1.5 hours there (and not arriving until close to event time) or if more tickets get handed out than time available for signing.
5 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