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Location: Alexandria, VA 22304-1799, United States

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5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22304-2903
4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, Virginia 22304
3737 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304
3737 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, VA 22304
6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310-6299
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312
2501 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Le Village Marche (2.5 miles)
2800 S. Randolph Street #110-A, Arlington, VA 22206
4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Virginia 22206
5840 Kingstowne Ctr Ste 140, Alexandria, VA 22315
6230-I North Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303
Room 670, Skyline 6, 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041-1798
Goodwill Book Nook (3.2 miles)
4714 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia 22204
2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Virginia 22301
Hooray for Books! (3.2 miles)
1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Book Bank (3.2 miles)
1510 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Aftertime Comics (3.4 miles)
1304 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
1025 King St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314
919 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
300 S. Kensington St., Arlington, Virginia 22204
717 Queen Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2420
717 Queen Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2420
Book Rack (3.8 miles)
7001-J Manchester Blvd, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307-1799

Local events

Mar
2
@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Susan Austin Roth - A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC
Politics and Prose, Monday, March 2 at 6:30pm
As she did in her profile of Sugarloaf, Choukas-Bradley, also the author of the perennial favorite, City of Trees, intertwines the Park’s nature, culture, and history, giving a guide to the wild life, telling stories about the namesake families of the Peirce and Veirs Mills, and offering statements from presidents about what the park has meant to them. While Choukas-Bradley hiked, biked, skied, and canoed each of Rock Creek’s thirty-three miles, Roth, a former Better Homes and Gardens field editor and award-winning garden photographer with ten books to her credit, captures the landscape in stunning full-color photos. (George F. Thompson)

Street: Busboys and Poets Takoma Additional: 235 Carroll Avenue NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20012 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
2
Richard Price (writing as Harry Brandt) - The Whites
Politics and Prose, Monday, March 2 at 7pm
Writing as Harry Brandt, Price has concocted a fast-paced literary thriller that pays homage as much to Melville as it does to today’s urban realities. Billy Graves has barely hung on in the NYPD since he accidentally shot a ten-year-old boy nearly twenty years ago. Stuck on the night shift, Graves suddenly relives the past when a slashing victim turns out to be a suspect in a case from the old days. Soon other elusive criminals—known by their frustrated pursuers as “whites,” after Moby Dick—begin to surface, just as a stalker terrorizes Graves’s family. (Holt)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
3
@ Busboys and Poets Brookland: Vincent J. Intondi - African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30pm
Some of the first voices raised against the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima were those of African Americans. Among other things, these activists wanted to know why such vast resources were poured into new and deadlier weapons when so many American communities needed shoring up. Intondi, director of research at American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute, looks at figures ranging from Langston Hughes to Martin Luther King to President Obama in this groundbreaking study situating black American protest against atomic weapons within the wider struggle for civil rights. (Stanford)

Street: Busboys and Poets Brookland Additional: 625 Monroe Street NE City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20017 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
3
Jonathan Horn
Jonathan Horn is a former White House presidential speechwriter. He has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC and BBC radio and written for The New York Times Disunion series, The Weekly Standard, and other outlets. A graduate of Yale University, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Caroline. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
3
Mar
3
Alice Hoffman
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm
Alice Hoffman has published a total of twenty-eight works of fiction. Her novel, Here on Earth, was an Oprah Book Club choice. Practical Magic was made into a Warner film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Hoffman’s work has been published in more than twenty translations and more than one hundred foreign editions. She currently lives in Boston and New York. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
4
@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Megan McArdle - The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30pm
Failure, however devastating, is not the end. In fact, as McArdle shows, failure can be the very teacher you need to push you on to lasting success. McArdle, Bloomberg View columnist, formerly with Newsweek/Daily Beast, and a widely published journalist, has charted the fall and rise of a variety of ventures; join us for the paperback release of her lively and provocative mix of research, reports, anecdotes, and personal experience. (Penguin)

Street: Busboys and Poets Takoma Additional: 235 Carroll Avenue NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20012 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
4
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
ReShonda Tate Billingsley is the #1 national bestselling author of numerous novels for adults, as well as the Good Girlz teen series. She recently won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Say Amen Again. She is also the author of the nonfiction book The Motherhood Diaries. Visit her website at ReShondaTateBillingsley.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
4
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
ReShonda Tate Billingsley is the #1 national bestselling author of numerous novels for adults, as well as the Good Girlz teen series. She recently won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Say Amen Again. She is also the author of the nonfiction book The Motherhood Diaries. Visit her website at ReShondaTateBillingsley.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
4
Reif Larsen - I Am Radar
Politics and Prose, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm
The selected works of T.S. Spivet introduced both a precocious map-making twelve-year-old and a writer as adventurous and original as his train-hopping character. In his eagerly awaited second novel, Larsen follows the eponymous Radar, a black boy born to white parents, from his birth in 1975 in New Jersey through the century’s conflicts in Yugoslavia, Cambodia, and the Congo. Using history, physics, performance art, and above all, storytelling, Larsen tests the boundaries of how we know our world. (Penguin Press)

Larsen will be in conversation with Elliott Holt, author of You are One of them.

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
5
Dave Barry - Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)
Politics and Prose, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
The latest advice from Barry, Pulitzer-winning columnist, humorist, and novelist, is culled from his many years as a parent, traveler, and Florida resident. In essays addressed to his daughter and to a new grandson, Barry discusses the state of the world today—highlights of which include soccer in Brazil and mayhem in Russia—and reminisces about a time before Google Glass and casual Fridays. (Putnam)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
6
Spring Member Sale
Politics and Prose, Friday, March 6 at 09am
All weekend long, Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, we invite all Politics & Prose members to take advantage of 20% off almost all of our current in-store inventory—books, DVDs, and CDs!

Members' online and phone purchases will also receive the same discounts as long as the items selected are on our shelves and payment is provided at the time of the order. Discounts do not apply to specially ordered items.

And for the first time, enjoy the benefits of your membership at any of our locations: the original Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW) along with our new locations at Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Brookland (625 Monroe Street NE) and Politics & Prose @ Busboys and Poets Takoma (235 Carroll St NW).

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
6
Paul Muldoon - One Thousand Things Worth Knowing: Poems
Politics and Prose, Friday, March 6 at 7pm
Muldoon, The New Yorker’s poetry editor and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, begins his twelfth collection of dazzling, formally intricate, word-playing verse by paying heartfelt homage to his colleague and countryman, the late Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney. In addition to the elegy, Muldoon shows his dexterity with narrative and lyric forms as he tells stories, drops names, and makes jokes, unleashing the wild linguistic richness that has become his signature. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Doctor Dread - The Half That's Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread
Politics and Prose, Saturday, March 7 at 1pm
His roots are in D.C. and radio station WHFS, but Doctor Dread’s heart and soul belong to Reggae. Captivated from the first time he heard it in 1972, Doctor Dread soon embraced Jamaican culture overall. Since 1979, when he founded the RAS label, he’s produced the work of stars including Bunny Wailer, Black Uhuru, and Tony Rebel; in this lively and revelatory memoir he recounts their stories and his. (Akashic)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Amy Wilkinson - The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
Politics and Prose, Saturday, March 7 at 3:30pm
In her primer for innovators, Wilkinson, currently lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, makes it clear that there are no secrets to success. Rather, there are logical and straightforward steps; along with hard work and commitment. Wilkinson, after extensive interviews with two hundred entrepreneurs, outlines six basic techniques such as “find the gap,” “network minds,” and “fail wisely”. If these sound like skills anyone can learn and practice—they are. (Simon & Schuster)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
7
Matt Sumell - Making Nice
Politics and Prose, Saturday, March 7 at 6pm
Profane, angry, yet likeable and often funny; somehow as compassionate as he is violent, Alby is struggling. The protagonist of Sumell’s debut novel—parts of which have been published as stand-alone stories in journals including The Paris Review—lashes out at his sister, cares for his grandmother, and fosters an injured bird even as he trains it to attack people. His greatest challenge is to come to terms with the death of his mother—if he can forgive her for dying. (Holt)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
8
Shawn MichaelsWrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar
Wrestling for My Life by Shawn Michaels, David Thomas (With)

Author Event (added from Barnes & Noble)
Mar
8
Martha Jo Black - Joe Black: More Than a Dodger
Politics and Prose, Sunday, March 8 at 1pm
As told by his daughter, who sells fan experiences for the Chicago White Sox, and co-author Chuck Schoffner, veteran college sportswriter for UPI and AP, the story of Joe Black is one of tremendous athletic achievement as well as courage and perseverance in the face of racism. Black was named National League Rookie of the Year in 1952 when he signed on with the Brooklyn Dodgers. After his career in sports he continued to excel—first as a teacher and then as Greyhound vice president—all the while mentoring former players and raising his daughter as a single parent. (Chicago Review Press)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
8
David Lat - Supreme Ambitions
Politics and Prose, Sunday, March 8 at 5pm
From Yale Law School, where he edited the Law Journal, to blogging for Underneath their Robes, serving as a federal prosecutor in Newark and working as managing editor of the Above the Law website, Lat has a wide range of experience in the legal field—perfect training for his first novel, which follows the career of Audrey Coyne, a Yale Law graduate who dreams of clerking for a Supreme Court justice. Starting with a California appeals-court judge, Audrey learns a lot fast—about the law, the heart, and gossip blogs. (Ankerwycke)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
9
Julie Holland
Sixth and I Street Historic Synagogue, Monday, March 9 at 00am
Julie Holland (Weekends at Bellevue, Moody Bitches)

Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology. An assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, she spent her weekends running the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue Hospital for nine years. She is the editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide–A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA. She lectures widely and has been quoted in Time, Harper’s, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Holland has appeared as a medical expert regarding mental illness and drug use on numerous television shows, including Today and Good Morning America. She runs a private practice in New York City and lives with her husband and two children in the Hudson Valley. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
9
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement
Folger Shakespeare Library, Monday, March 9 at unknown time
Amy Tan will be promoting The Valley of Amazement (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
9
Barry Strauss - The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination
Politics and Prose, Monday, March 9 at 7pm
Without Shakespeare’s play, the Ides of March might not remind us of the assassination of Julius Caesar; it happened back in 44 BC, after all. But as recounted by Strauss, who has given fresh assessments of ancient history in The battle of Salamis and The Trojan War, the attack was as carefully planned as many coups of more recent decades. Caesar’s generals, with support from the citizenry, planned every detail, doing away with a dictator who threatened to become yet more authoritarian. (Simon &Schuster)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
10
@ Busboys and Poets Takoma: Levi Tillemann - The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30pm
The son of an inventor and co-founder of IRIS engines, which worked to develop a better combustion engine, Tillemann has been thinking about the car of the future nearly all his life. Now a New America Foundation fellow, Tillemann draws on his entrepreneurial past and his policy experience as former Energy Department special advisor to chronicle the three-way contest for the global automotive market. The contenders are China, Japan, and the U.S.; Tillemann profiles all three, and bets on the Americans, who have the edge with a contingent of innovative Californians. (Simon & Schuster)

Tillemann will be in conversation with Robbie Diamond, founder, president, and CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy.

Street: Busboys and Poets Takoma Additional: 235 Carroll Avenue NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20012 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
10
John Renehan
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30pm
John Renehan (The Valley)

John Renehan served in the Army’s Third Infantry Division as a field artillery officer in Iraq. He previously worked as an attorney in New York City. He lives with his family in Virginia. This is his first novel. (added from Random House)
Mar
10
Nell Lake
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, March 10 at unknown time
Nell Lake, a magazine writer, was founding editor of the Nieman Narrative Digest at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. She has taught writing at Boston University and was a reporter for public radio. She has degrees from Smith College and Brown University and lives with her family in western Massachusetts. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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