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Politics & Prose Bookstore and Modern Times Coffeehouse

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Why locals love it

One of Washington DC's most spacious independent booksellers, Politics & Prose is known for its stellar and steady line-up of readings and events each day and night. The staff are well-read and ready to make recommendations and conversation with patrons. This mentality illuminates the particular, rigorous selection of reads at the store.

Why you should visit it

As much a cultural hub as it is a bookstore, Politics & Prose serves as a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing book--a breed that many in America think is dead, and yet, this cultural hub is always filled with thinkers and readers.

Special tip

Keep your eyes peeled for famous writers and politicos alike. Obama has even stopped in.

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2 Comments

It’s still a wonderful bookstore, but it’s remove the chairs and couches where you could preview a book before purchasing it. They also starting charging a fee for a large percentage of the authors who come to talk about their books
Kate
Local
August 9, 2019
A DC institution. Meet local authors here - and also the high-profile visitors who come in to promote their books.
Eric
Local
April 4, 2018

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