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Politics and Prose

5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2024
+1 202-364-1919
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LOVE this Book store/cafe

I have been going to P & P since I was early 20s (early 50s now). I love this place like a second... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Book store

Incredible book store!!! Knowledge staff, well organized, great selection of authors do readings... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
via mobile
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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 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
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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 18 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 14 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 29 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 5 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
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Amy B
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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