Editors' pick

Politics & Prose Bookstore

8/21

New South Asian fiction

Prajwal Parajuly will discuss his collection "The Gurkha's Daughter" about life in Nepal and Pia Padukone will discuss her novel "Where Earth Meets Water" about a man wracked by survivor's guilt, in conversation with novelist Manil Suri
8/22

Antonin Baudry (a.k.a Abel Lanzac)

A former advisor to French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin will discuss his book "Weapons of Mass Diplomacy," a satire about the Bush administration's rush into Iraq
8/25

Gary J. Bass

A Princeton professor of politics will discuss his book "The Blood Telegram," Pulitzer Prize finalist about the United States' role in the bloody birth of Bangladesh
8/26

Maxwell Neely-Cohen and Ronna Wineberg

Neely-Cohen will discuss his debut novel "Echo of the Boom" about four D.C. teens and Wineberg will discuss her novel "On Bittersweet Place" about an immigrant teen in 1920s Chicago
8/27

Mary Gordon

A writer and Barnard College professor will discuss her novella collection "The Liar's Wife"
8/28

Salla Simukka and Emmi Itaranta

Simukka a Finnish writer will discuss her young adult novel "As Red as Blood" about a teenager who stumbles upon a drug cartel's cash pile and Itaranta, also a Finnish writer, will discuss her novel "Memory of Water" about a Europe under Chinese control and water is a precious commodity
8/31

Brian Lies

A children's book author and illustrator will read from his picture book "Bats in the Band," about music playing bats
9/2

Timothy DeNevi

A visiting writer at George Mason University will discuss his memoir "Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD"
9/3

Elizabeth Green

A journalist and chief executive of the nonprofit education news organization Chalkbeat will discuss her book "Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)"
9/4

Todd Moss

A former deputy assistant secretary of state will read from his debut thriller "The Golden Hour" about a U.S. official who deals with a coup in Africa and infighting at the State Department and the Pentagon
9/5

Tony Zinni

A retired Marine general who was the head of U.S. Central Command, will discuss his book "Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield"
9/6

Graphic novels for younger teens

Jimmy Gownley will discuss his graphic memoir "The Dumbest Idea Ever!," about an idea that turned his life upside-down; Dave Roman will discuss "Astronaut Academy: Re-entry," the sequel to his book about a futurist school; and Raina Telgemeier will discuss her memoir "Sisters," about her desire to be a big sister, until she gets more than she bargained for
9/6

Jennifer Cognard-Black and Melissa Goldthwaite

Cognard-Black, an English professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Melissa Goldthwaite, an English professor at Saint Joseph's University, will discuss their book "Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal"
9/6

Marc Kaufman

A former Washington Post science reporter will discuss his book "Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission," co-written with Elon Musk, chief executive of SpaceX
9/8

Paul Roberts

A television and radio commentator and author of "The End of Oil" and "The End of Food" will discuss his book "The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification"
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Editorial Review

In 2011, former Washington Post journalists Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine bought the store, which was run for 27 years by Barbara Meade and Carla Cohen.