Located a few miles north of downtown in a residential area, this much-cherished two-story shop may be worth going out of your way for. It has vast offerings in literary fiction and nonfiction alike and an excellent children’s department. The store has expanded again and again over the years to accommodate its clientele’s love of books; its most recent enlargement added to the travel and children’s sections. The shop hosts author readings nearly every night of the year. A warm, knowledgeable staff will help you find what you need. Downstairs is a cozy coffeehouse.
Washington, D.C.› Shopping
Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Our Rating Transportation Metro: Van Ness–UDC, and walk, or transfer to an “L” bus to take you the 3/4 mile from there Phone 202/364-1919 Web site Politics and Prose Bookstore