CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

Our in-person classroom spring classes are postponed. Classes in session are being tested as an option in most cases to offer online. We will post more information on this soon. 

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All book group meetings are suspended. The book store and DEN are temporarily closed.

Thank you for your support at this time.


Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: Immerwahr's How to Hide an Empire (2046)

In this course we will study and discuss the national bestseller How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr. The book provides a look into the United States’ overseas empire, which elides conventional conceptions of formal colonial subjects and territorial acquisitions. Three Thursdays: March 5, April 2, and April 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Classic Dystopias (2063)

Dystopian fiction is written as social critique. Classic dystopias persist because they speak beyond their historical moment to universal questions about humanity and civilization. Join this class for a guided reading of Brave New World, 1984, and The Female Man. Three Wednesdays: April 22, 29, and May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

ONLINE CLASS: Jenny Offill’s "Weather" (2059)

Let’s get into Jenny Offill’s “Weather,” the latest acerbic, pithy novel from the modern master of comic soulfulness.  The award-winner author of “Department of Speculation” is back to wrangle family and climate crises in what the New York Times calls “sly, burnished fragments.” Reading Offill is like hanging out with your sharpest, quirkiest friend. Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Next Book Group Meetings



April 5, 5:00 pm
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226264219
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Chicago Press - November 15th, 2002



April 7, 7:00 pm
April Meeing Cancelled

Lez Read

April 8, 7:30 pm
Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947793309
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Tin House Books - June 4th, 2019

Travel with Politics & Prose

A Spring Walking Tour through Rock Creek Park - POSTPONED

Saturday, April 11, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. POSTPONED

Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Susan Austin Roth, the author and photographer of A Year in Rock Creek Park—the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C.,
on a spring nature walk in Rock Creek Park.

Lincoln in the Bardo Spring Walking Tour

Sunday, April 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Join Andr
éa Seiger and John Dean, author and photographer of 111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss guidebook for a walk in this elegant and peaceful cemetery, the setting of George Saunders prize-winning Lincoln in the Bardo. Sunday, April 19, from 2:00  to 4:00 pm


Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to a perennial P&P favorite: the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater! We are leading a trip to the wooded area of western Pennsylvania where you can enjoy the serenity of the surroundings and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement and now a UNESCO World Heritage site! Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8 am to 8 pm.