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There are 87 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030-2514
4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030
10647 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
Oakton Library (2.6 miles)
10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, VA 22124
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 324, Fairfax, VA 22035-0012
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 123, Fairfax, VA 22035-0012
11749u Fair Oaks Mall Ste J204, Fairfax, VA 22033
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033
Kings Park Library (3.8 miles)
9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015-1683
5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, VA 22015
101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA 22180-5794
426 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, VA 22180
6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, VA 22015-4274
7415 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042
4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 22182
7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Marninart, Inc. (6.7 miles)
1804 Post Oak Trail, Reston, VA 20191
7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
905 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville, VA 20121-2299
Game Parlor (7.4 miles)
13936 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151
7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church, VA 22042

Local events

Feb
27
Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life
The National Archives in Washington, DC, Friday, February 27 at 12pm
Allyson Hobbs, A chosen exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

Lecture and signing at the National Archives (added from Harvard University Press)
Feb
27
Laura Lippman will be promoting After I'm Gone
Politics and Prose, Friday, February 27 at 7pm
Laura Lippman will be promoting After I'm Gone (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
28
Heather M. Butts - African American Medicine in Washington, D.C.: Healing the Capital During the Civil War Era & Bob Arnebeck - Slave Labor in the Capital: Building Washington's Iconic Federal Landmarks
Politics and Prose, Saturday, February 28 at 1pm
Giving voice to the workers whose only records are the White House and Capitol buildings, Arnebeck, a journalist, playwright, and author of Through a Fiery Trail: Building Washington 1790-1800, recounts what is known of the lives and work of some hundred slaves, essentially leased by their owners to build the distinctive structures of the new capital in the 1790s. (History Press)

In her account of Civil War medicine practiced by and for African Americans fighting on the Union side, Butts, a lawyer active in many public health organizations and a teacher of bioethics and health law at Columbia and St. John’s School of Law, profiles both renowned and obscure figures. Skilled and courageous, these surgeons and physicians, including Dr. Alexander Augusta and Charles B. Purvis, first saved lives and later improved the quality of life for blacks by establishing institutions such as Washington’s Freedmen’s Hospital, which became Howard University Medical School. (History Press) add to cart add to cart

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
28
Lisa Couturier - Animals/Bodies, Jynne Dilling Martin - We Mammals in Hospitable Times, & Elizabeth Rees - Every Root a Branch
Politics and Prose, Saturday, February 28 at 3:30pm
Author of The Hopes of Snakes and an award-winning nature writer whose work has been noted in two volumes of the “Best American Essays” series, Couturier brings to her poetry an unsentimental appreciation for the bonds between living creatures; her poetry has earned praise for its vivid evocation of animals, from horses to humans. (Finishing Line Press)

In her first book-length collection, Rees, a Maryland State Arts Council Poet-in-the-Schools and author of several award-winning chapbooks, explores the world from a firm grounding in both the private realm of the family and an outward-looking social conscience. (Codhill Press)

A widely published poet and nonfiction writer, Martin has been represented in journals ranging from Granta and Ploughshares to Glamour and Food & Wine. On the strength of her writing and interest in science, Martin was Antarctica Writer in Residence in 2013, an experience showcased in her vivid, closely observed debut collection of poems. Whether marveling at the planet’s amazing variety of creatures and landscapes or contemplating Earth’s possibly dark future, Martin fuels every poem with a voracious curiosity and a powerful spiritual sense. (Carnegie Mellon) (Finishing Line, $14) (Carnegie-Mellon, $15.95) (Codhill, $16) add to cart add to cart add to cart

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
28
April Ryan - The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America
Politics and Prose, Saturday, February 28 at 6pm
Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, Ryan has been their White House correspondent since 1997. But she hasn’t just covered events—she’s worked to keep questions of race relations and urban issues on the public agenda. As spirited as her Fabric of America news blog, Ryan’s memoir offers her assessment of the last three presidents regarding race issues as well as interviews with policy makers, politicians, and a wide range of leading cultural figures. (Rowman & Littlefield)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
28
NERDS! Trivia Night ♦
Politics and Prose, Saturday, February 28 at 8pm
How many rings were forged by Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkein’s Middle Earth? Excluding monuments, what is the tallest building in D.C.? Put on your thinking cap, grab a drink, and join us for our monthly trivia night! Enjoy the grilled cheese sandwich special at MTC from 7 to 8 p.m., grab a latte (with a lid!) and trek upstairs to four rounds of mind-bending trivia questions. Prizes will be awarded. Trivia night is open to all ages.

Beer and wine will be available.

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
1
Susan Mann Flanders - Going to Church: It's Not What You Think!
Politics and Prose, Sunday, March 1 at 1pm
In her examination of the Episcopal Church and its prospects for the future, Flanders draws on her experience as former rector of Chevy Chase’s St. John’s Norwood parish to give an utterly human dimension to spiritual matters. Her forthright account of her dual identities as parent and minister shows how tradition can be made new and how orthodoxy can grow to embrace the needs of all members of the church. (Saint Johann Press)

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Mar
1
Jorie Graham - From the New World: Poems 1976-2014
Politics and Prose, Sunday, March 1 at 5pm
Including work from eleven collections along with a group of new poems, this book is the retrospective of a brilliant career. Winner of the Pulitzer for poetry in 1996, and in 2012 the first American woman to win Britain’s Forward prize, Graham writes in long, fluid lines and specializes in breaking down a single moment into a multiplicity of sensory perceptions. Her subjects range from childhood to climate change to philosophy, and her work is both influential and inimitable. (Ecco)

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
1
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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Sunday, March 1 at 7pm
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
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
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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
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)

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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
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)

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