Safe Space Jam

23 Apr 18:00 - 21:00 23 Apr 18:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Atlas Brew Works Atlas Brew Works
Join Collective Action for Safe Spaces to celebrate our work together over the past year to build safe public spaces for everyone. We’re especially proud of the work we’ve...   More info

Cam Simpson and Jeff Zeleny for the Girl from Kathmandu

23 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 23 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café
From a top Bloomberg correspondent comes the shocking story of the massacre of a group of Nepalese men working as Defense contractors for the United States Government during the...   More info

Neighborhood Reads Artist Reception

23 Apr 17:30 - 20:00 23 Apr 17:30 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Neighborhood Reads Neighborhood Reads
Combine browsing a broad selection of books, as well as viewing the art of Augusta Plein Air. Come meet the artists at the Artists’ Reception at Neighborhood Reads in Washington...   More info

Lawrence Wright | God Save Texas

23 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 23 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
A longtime staff writer for The New Yorker and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Wright has spent most of his life in Texas and his new book is a lively...   More info

Edward Tenner | The Efficiency Paradox — with Art Molella

23 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 23 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
With his 1996 Why Things Bite Back, Tenner was one of the first to point out the unintended consequences of the computer revolution. In his fourth book, he focuses on the downside...   More info

Gregg Easterbrook, It's Better Than It Looks

24 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 24 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join Gregg Easterbrook for a discussion of It's Better Than It Looks: Reasons For Optimism In An Age of Fear followed by a Q&A and signing. - America, like most of the world...   More info

Stuart E. Eizenstat | President Carter : The White House Years

24 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 24 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
During his tenure as Jimmy Carter’s chief White House domestic policy adviser, Eizenstat was famous for taking diligent notes during meetings. He was transcribing history as it...   More info

A Community Book Discussion and Author Signing featuring Paul Ortiz

24 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 24 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
MahoganyBooks MahoganyBooks
An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights MahoganyBooks & Duende District is excited to announce our April book club...   More info

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous

24 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 24 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Former Managing Director of the World Bank, Okonjo-Iweala also served as Nigeria’s first female Minister of Finance and Foreign Minister, and her tenure taught her a lot about...   More info

Former White House Chef Sam Kass | Eat a Little Better

24 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 24 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Sixth & I Sixth & I
A former chef to the Obamas and senior nutrition policy advisor in the Obama administration, Sam Kass outlines his plan to improve your diet and support the environment in Eat a...   More info

Beware of the Predator | In-Store Book Signing

25 Apr 13:00 - 16:00 25 Apr 13:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
International Spy Museum International Spy Museum
Join us at the Spy Museum Store and meet author/career CIA Technical Operations officer, Warren D. Holston. Holston has worked throughout the Intelligence Community, Department of...   More info

Jelly Beans From Heaven Book Signing Event

25 Apr 17:00 - 19:00 25 Apr 17:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
Howard University Bookstore (The HUB) Howard University Bookstore (The HUB)
Join Author Sylvia Traymore Morrison on 4/25/2018 at the Howard University Bookstore (The HUB) for a reading, book signing and special performance about Whitney Houston and how...   More info

Prisoner Letter Writing Night - Solidarity with Aging Prisoners

25 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 25 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
The vast majority of seniors in prison, many who have been in prison for decades, are routinely denied parole and compassionate release by the state. They are often denied release...   More info

Stacey Abrams | Minority Leader — with Kate Nocera

25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
The first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly, the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives, and now a candidate in the 2018 Georgia...   More info

John Scalzi | Head On: A Novel of the Near Future

25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Scalzi’s Lock In introduced the brutal, riveting game of Hilketa, in which players wield swords and hammers to try to decapitate each other. The violence is real, but the players...   More info

Corey Pein: Live Work Work Work Die

25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 25 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
A scathing exploration into the heart of Silicon Valley, laying bare the greed, hubris, and retrograde politics of an industry that aspires to radically transform society for its...   More info

Thinking Cap Club (Ages 8 - 12)

26 Apr 16:00 - 17:30 26 Apr 16:00 - 17:30 - Washington Washington
George H. & Laura E. Brown Library George H. & Laura E. Brown Library
Educational Puzzles and Games Ages 8 12, with an adult No sign up...   More info

Wine Country Quilts Book Signing

26 Apr 16:00 - 19:00 26 Apr 16:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
Neighborhood Reads Neighborhood Reads
Author Ann Hazelwood will be at Neighborhood Reads to debut the first book in her new Wine Country Quilts series, For the Love of Quilts, set in the Augusta area. In the story...   More info

Reproductive Justice and the Politics of Resistance

26 Apr 17:30 - 20:00 26 Apr 17:30 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Poverty & Race Research Action Council Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Join us for a reception (5:30pm) followed by a book talk (6:00pm) featuring Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger. Ross (an activist) and Solinger (a scholar) will discuss their...   More info

Why Liberalism Failed

26 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 26 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Catholic Information Center Catholic Information Center
Has liberalism failed because it has succeeded? Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century fascism, communism, and liberalism only the last remains. This has...   More info

Book Signing Event

26 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 26 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
Bloom Ob/Gyn Bloom Ob/Gyn
Rebecca Fox Starr is the author of the newly released Beyond the Baby Blues: Anxiety and Depression During and After Pregnancy and the writer of Mommy, Ever After, a parenting...   More info

A Revolutionary Book Party

26 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 26 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Congressional Cemetery Congressional Cemetery
To celebrate the publication of two new Emerging Revolutionary War Series book titles, Congressional Cemetery is hosting a book lecture and reception with authors Mark Maloy and...   More info

Free to Rock: How Rock'n'Roll Helped End the Cold War (2017)

26 Apr 18:30 - 21:00 26 Apr 18:30 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Woman's National Democratic Club Woman's National Democratic Club
Social Role of the Arts Series: Free to Rock: How Rock'n'Roll Helped End the Cold War (A 2017 Documentary) Discussant: John Feffer, Institute for Policy Studies TIME: Bar opens...   More info

Gilbert King | Beneath a Ruthless Sun

26 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 26 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
King won the 2013 Pulitzer for The Devil in the Grove, his riveting account of a 1949 case involving the rape of a white woman and the unjust prosecution of four innocent black...   More info

Kathleen Belew | Bring the War Home

26 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 26 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Belew’s chilling backstory to today’s alt-right movement starts with the disillusioned aftermath of Vietnam. As has happened following every modern war, the KKK and similar...   More info

Magic Standard Thursday

26 Apr 18:30 - 21:30 26 Apr 18:30 - 21:30 - Washington Washington
Zeek's Comics and Games Zeek's Comics and Games
Standard Format 630pm $5 Entry Store Credit and various other prizes are based on attendance. We give away dice, sleeves and deck boxes each week...   More info

Jill Santopolo, The Light We Lost

27 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 27 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join New York Times best-selling author of The Light We Lost Jill Santopolo for a book signing, discussion, and reading. - The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon...   More info

Clemantine Wamariya | The Girl Who Smiled Beads

27 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 27 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
A human rights advocate, social entrepreneur, and public speaker, Wamariya was born in Kigali and fled Rwanda’s genocidal violence when she was six. She and her older sister lived...   More info

Lets Explore & Hike in Southern Utah!

28 Apr 07:00 - 05 May 10:00 28 Apr 07:00 - 05 May 10:00 - Washington Washington
Brown Gal Trekker / Peak Explorations Brown Gal Trekker / Peak Explorations
Let's hit the trails in Utah and enjoy our National Parks in the spring, before the hot summer starts! Zion Bryce Capitol Reef Grand Staircase-Escalante Trip date: Sat. April 28...   More info

Independent Bookstore Day and East City's Second Birthday!

28 Apr 10:00 - 20:00 28 Apr 10:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
April 28th is Independent Bookstore Day and East City Bookshop's 2nd Birthday! Saturday will feature a full slate of giveaways, readings for adults and kids, author visits, dog...   More info

Rebecca Kauffman and Mira T. Lee

28 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 28 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Kauffman follows her first novel, Another Place You've Never Been, with The Gunners, an affecting and insightful ensemble piece about a group of old friends reuniting for the...   More info

Time Next- Author Talk with Carolyn Cohagan

28 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 28 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
The Time Next book launch will be a multimedia event for all lovers of young adult fiction. Time Next is the second book in the Time Zero trilogy. This young adult dystopian...   More info

Free screening of Batman Ninja.

28 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 28 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 - Washington Washington
D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch
DC Anime Club will screen Batman Ninja, April 28, 2018 2:00 pm-3:00pm at Tenley Friendship Second Floor Library 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 About Batman Ninja...   More info

Anime/Live Action Screenings.

28 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 28 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 - Washington Washington
D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch
Note that THIS EVENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE and suggestions on what anime/live action shows people would like to see are welcomed. DC Anime Club will be meeting Saturday April 28...   More info

Comics & Spirituality: Rock Candy Mountain Book Club

28 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 28 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
This month's book is Rock Candy Mountain! It follows the hobo Jackson as he fights his way to the mythical rock candy mountain. We'll be discussing spiritual themes in comic...   More info

Joseph Rosenbloom | Redemption — with Corby Kummer

28 Apr 15:30 - 16:30 28 Apr 15:30 - 16:30 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Rosenbloom’s meticulous reconstruction of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final thirty-one hours starts with King’s arrival in Memphis on the morning of April 3, 1968. After the...   More info

Boomers to Busters: Great Books, Great Time

28 Apr 17:30 - 19:30 28 Apr 17:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
The Lantern: A Bryn Mawr Bookshop The Lantern: A Bryn Mawr Bookshop
Do you still like the feel of real books? Then come join Boomers to Busters, a great group of local alumni Chapters in the DC area! Enjoy the nooks and crannies of one of DC’s...   More info

Jen Sincero | You Are a Badass at Making Money

28 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 28 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Sincero’s feisty and humorous follow-up to her bestselling You Are a Badass focuses on how to achieve financial success. A motivational speaker and life coach, Sincero offers many...   More info

Latin Dancing for Nerds: Avengers Edition

28 Apr 19:30 - 22:30 28 Apr 19:30 - 22:30 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
This is the AVENGERS EDITION, so put on your favorite Marvel threads (with your favorite character) and nerd out with us! Come for the beginner bachata lesson, stay for drinks...   More info

Making Comic History

29 Apr 10:00 - 12:00 29 Apr 10:00 - 12:00 - Washington Washington
826DC 826DC
Learn from award-winning artists and draw your very own historic comic book! For over a century, artists and writers have been drawing inspiration from history and the world...   More info

Dayna Kurtz, Mother Matters

29 Apr 11:30 - 12:30 29 Apr 11:30 - 12:30 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join Dayna Kurtz, author of the Huffington Post Mother Matters blog, for a reading and discussion of Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Healthy, Happy Mom. - Millions of...   More info

Alan Lightman | Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

29 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 29 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Lightman, a physicist and novelist of works like the landmark Einstein’s Dreams, views science and religion as two different but equally essential routes to the truth. Science...   More info

Eastern Market Book Club April Meeting

29 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 29 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join fellow William and Mary alumni and friends to read and discuss books. William and Mary alumni, friends, regular attendees, and new book lovers are all welcome! The April...   More info

Young Neighbors Book Club

29 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 29 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 - Washington Washington
Neighborhood Reads Neighborhood Reads
Book discussion for readers in upper elementary and middle school. This month we’re reading the 2018 Newberry Medal winner Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly. Come by the...   More info

Queer Book Club: Moonstruck!

29 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 29 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now...   More info

Teen Book Chat

29 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 29 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 - Washington Washington
Neighborhood Reads Neighborhood Reads
Join fellow middle/high school students for this month's discussion on Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline. If you love talking about books, join us for conversation and snacks. We...   More info

David I. Kertzer | The Pope Who Would Be King

29 Apr 15:00 - 16:00 29 Apr 15:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Kertzer, one of today’s foremost experts on the history of the Vatican and modern Italy, uses the papacy of Pius IX as a lens to view the revolutionary politics of mid-nineteenth...   More info

Lit on H St Book Club

29 Apr 17:00 - 18:00 29 Apr 17:00 - 18:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
DC book mavens @Lupita_Reads and @spinesvines host a discussion of their latest book pick, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Read along and then join the group for a relaxed evening of...   More info

Opus Open Mic

29 Apr 17:00 - 19:00 29 Apr 17:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Since 2011 P&P has been proud to offer authors self-publishing services. From memoirs to novels to instruction manuals to staff directories, our Opus Self-Publishing Program has...   More info

Oliver Munday | Don't Sleep — with Angela J. Davis

30 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 30 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Munday’s arresting graphics have appeared on countless book covers as well as in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, and The New Yorker. His...   More info

Steve Israel | Big Guns

30 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 30 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Steve Israel, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2017, combines his political insight with a terrific sense of humor for this hard-hitting satire of the...   More info

David Faris: It's Time to Fight Dirty

30 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 30 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
The American electoral system is clearly failing more horrifically in the 2016 presidential election than ever before. In It’s Time to Fight Dirty, David Faris expands on his...   More info

Chasing New Horizons - Alan Stern and David Grinspoon

01 May 13:00 - 15:00 01 May 13:00 - 15:00 - Washington Washington
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Alan Stern and David Grinspoon will discuss, and show images from, their new book CHASING NEW HORIZONS: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto. A book signing will follow. The...   More info

Chasing New Horizons by Alan Stern & David Grinspoon

01 May 19:00 - 20:00 01 May 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Alan Stern and David Grinspoon will discuss, and read from, their new book CHASING NEW HORIZONS: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto. The up close, inside story of the...   More info

Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every person

03 May 18:00 - 20:00 03 May 18:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Catholic Information Center Catholic Information Center
BOOK LAUNCH! Every person is the way of the Church St. John Paul II What if we were able to gain profound insight into the unique design, creative drive, and potential destiny...   More info

A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx- Author Talk

03 May 18:30 - 20:00 03 May 18:30 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
A World to Win follows Marx through childhood and student days, a difficult and sometimes tragic family life, his far-sighted journalism, and his enduring friendship and...   More info

National Woman's Party Centennial Book Talk with Elaine Weiss

03 May 18:30 - 19:30 03 May 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
The National Woman's Party and East City Bookshop present Elaine Weiss, author The Woman's Hour, for a Centennial Book Talk. - The Woman's Hour tells the story of the nail-biting...   More info

Richard Allen and Kathleen Kennedy for RFK

03 May 18:30 - 19:30 03 May 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café
Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedy’s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim. Now, a quarter...   More info

Melissa Broder with Tayla Burney | The Pisces

04 May 19:00 - 20:00 04 May 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Creator of the Twitter account @sosadtoday, Melissa Broder continues her exploration of anxiety and obsession in a novel that starts dark, turns fantastic, and stays wise and...   More info

Free Comic Book Day 2018

05 May 10:00 - 21:00 05 May 10:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
IT'S HERE! The biggest day of the year for comic shops worldwide! We'll be providing more details as we get closer to the date, so stay posted...   More info

Free Comic Book Day!

05 May 12:00 - 18:00 05 May 12:00 - 18:00 - Washington Washington
Zeek's Comics and Games Zeek's Comics and Games
The Biggest Day in Comics starts May 5th! FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is Back at Zeeks for our third time. We have special plans in store throughout the day. Check out our details below...   More info

Wisdom Circle

06 May 12:00 - 13:00 06 May 12:00 - 13:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
There are some conversations you could not have prepared for, but then you stand amazed and grateful you could be part of them. How do those conversations happen? In the...   More info

Stephen Greenblatt

06 May 14:00 - 16:00 06 May 14:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
Folger Theatre Folger Theatre
Join us as Stephen Greenblatt reads from and discusses his forthcoming book, TYRANT a study on Shakespeare's bad (and often mad) rulers. A book signing and light reception will...   More info

Leslie Pietrzyk Presents Silver Girl at Upshur Street Books

06 May 17:00 - 18:00 06 May 17:00 - 18:00 - Washington Washington
Upshur Street Books Upshur Street Books
Join Leslie Pietrzyk as she reads from, and speaks about, her new novel, SILVER GIRL, at Upshur Street Books. About the book: Newly transplanted to the big city of Chicago, she...   More info

Mandy Mikulencak - Author Event / Reading

06 May 18:00 - 19:00 06 May 18:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
Busboys and Poets Takoma Busboys and Poets Takoma
Join Mandy Mikulencak, author of The Last Suppers, for a book discussion, reading and signing. A haunting study of race relations, compassion, and mystery. A must read...   More info

Graham Parker with James Maddock

08 May 18:00 - 22:00 08 May 18:00 - 22:00 - Washington Washington
City Winery Washington DC City Winery Washington DC
Graham Parker and The Rumour were formed in the summer of 1975 and released their first album, Howlin’ Wind, in January 1976 to worldwide critical acclaim. Their second album...   More info

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak with Jeffrey Goldberg

08 May 19:00 - 20:30 08 May 19:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Sixth & I Sixth & I
In the summer of 2000, the most decorated soldier in Israel’s history set himself a challenge as daunting as any he had faced on the battlefield: to secure a final peace with the...   More info

Lead with GUTS: Radical Courage for Business and Nonprofit Leaders

09 May 19:00 - 20:30 09 May 19:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
American Legion Kenneth Nash Post 8 American Legion Kenneth Nash Post 8
Does your company do the BiG things right? Consider this, Nearly 50 of business leaders have reportedly hit their level of Incompetence. 70 of employees in America say they...   More info

From Novice to Novelist – Crash Course

12 May 10:00 - 17:00 12 May 10:00 - 17:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, Roy Peter Clark The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery, Robert J. Ray John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN's...   More info

Barbara Kanninen: Circle Rolls

12 May 10:30 - 11:30 12 May 10:30 - 11:30 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
Join author Barbara Kanninen for storytime with her latest book, Circle Rolls. Kids will be able to participate in the story and make shapes with craft materials provided. When...   More info

Featured Storytime with Brian Wray, Unraveling Rose

12 May 11:00 - 12:00 12 May 11:00 - 12:00 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join Brian Wray, author of Unraveling Rose, for a featured storytime. - Rose is a stuffed bunny who loves the little boy she lives with and all the fun they have together. They...   More info

Dambisa Moyo | Edge of Chaos

12 May 15:30 - 16:30 12 May 15:30 - 16:30 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
While for many decades liberal democracy has proven itself a reliable engine of growth, today it is failing. Moyo, one of today’s leading economists, argues that unless democracy...   More info

Carlo Rovelli | The Order Of Time

12 May 19:00 - 20:00 12 May 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Presentation of Rovelli's new book The Order of Time...   More info

Short Story Happy Hour, Viet Thanh Nguyen

14 May 18:30 - 19:30 14 May 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Short Story Happy Hour Book Club will read and discuss Viet Thanh Nguyen's story The Other Man from his collection The Refugees. Come and join the discussion! - With the...   More info

Heather Gautney with Adolph Reed, Jr. and Larry Cohen

15 May 19:00 - 20:00 15 May 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Join Heather Gautney, Adolph L. Reed, Jr., and Larry Cohen for a wide-ranging conversation on the lessons learned from Bernie Sanders’s revolutionary presidential campaign and how...   More info

Maxim Loskutoff for Come West and See

16 May 18:30 - 19:30 16 May 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café
This searing debut reimagines the American West through linked stories describing a violent rural separatist movement. Come West and See is a work both timely and timeless. Set in...   More info

James Forman, Jr.: Crime and Punishment in Black America (DC)

17 May 18:00 - 20:00 17 May 18:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
NYU DC: Abramson Family Auditorium NYU DC: Abramson Family Auditorium
6:00 p.m. Check-in 6:30 p.m. Program 7:45 p.m. Book signing Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color...   More info

Find Your Whistle: Simple Gifts Touch Hearts & Change Lives

17 May 18:00 - 20:30 17 May 18:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Catholic Information Center Catholic Information Center
Four-Time International Whistling Champion Christopher Ullman presents Find Your Whistle, the heartwarming, hilarious, and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street...   More info

A Class on The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

17 May 18:30 - 20:30 17 May 18:30 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Join this discussion about the bestselling (and highly entertaining) novel, Chloe Benjamin's The Immortalists, as we dissect the themes of destiny, magic and the power of belief...   More info

Jonathan Green: Sex, Money, Murder

17 May 19:00 - 20:00 17 May 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Bronx had one of the highest per capita murder rates in the country. The use of crack cocaine surged, replacing heroin as the high of choice...   More info

Stephen McCauley: My Ex-Life

18 May 19:00 - 20:00 18 May 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
Many years ago, David Hedges and Julie Fiske had a short, sweet marriage, before they parted ways and left for opposite coasts. Now, they haven't seen each other in almost 30...   More info

Allan Topol - Russian Resurgence | Book Signing

19 May 13:00 - 16:00 19 May 13:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
International Spy Museum International Spy Museum
Join us at the Spy Store for an in-store book signing of Russian Resurgence by Allan Topol. Allan is the author of thirteen novels of international intrigue. Two of them, Spy...   More info

Parlez-Vous Anglais? Survival French & French Travel Tips

19 May 13:00 - 15:00 19 May 13:00 - 15:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
This two-hour crash course will give you the basic vocabulary, cultural knowledge, and psychological orientation you need to get off on the right foot in France. You will learn...   More info

Erin Danielle Russell: How to Trick the Tooth Fairy

20 May 10:30 - 11:30 20 May 10:30 - 11:30 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passers by to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster! But is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That...   More info

Sergio de La Pava, Lost Empress

20 May 16:00 - 17:00 20 May 16:00 - 17:00 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join East City Bookshop and Sergio de la Pava, author of Lost Empress, for a reading, discussion, Q&A, and book signing. - One of The Millions’ Most Anticipated Books of 2018...   More info

GT : Rolling Thunder

23 May 00:00 - 28 May 03:00 23 May 00:00 - 28 May 03:00 - Washington Washington
Washington, District of Columbia Washington, District of Columbia
We have a block of rooms at Best Western , Pentagon , Reagan Airport. Check in Thursday May 24th and check out Sunday May 27 . We have six rooms blocked. In the past we have had...   More info

Franchesca Ramsey in Conversation with Damon Young | WTEQ

23 May 19:00 - 21:00 23 May 19:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Franchesca Ramsey's sharp, funny, and timely collection of personal essays explores race, identity, online activism, and the downfall of real communication in the age of social...   More info

Molly Crabapple, Brothers Of The Gun

25 May 18:30 - 19:30 25 May 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join Molly Crabapple, illustrator of Brothers of The Gun, and Latoya Peterson, deputy editor at ESPN's The Undefeated, for a reading, discussion, Q&A, and signing. - A bracingly...   More info

Women Empower Expo | WEX DC 2018

26 May 10:00 - 17:00 26 May 10:00 - 17:00 - Washington Washington
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Women Empower Expo (WEX) is an experiential one-day event taking place in select cities across North America. The WEX experience is filled with workshops, panels, breakout...   More info

Lori Williams at Blues Alley ~ Out of the Box

26 May 20:00 26 May 20:00 - Washington Washington
Blues Alley Blues Alley
Lori Williams Performance at Blues Alley in Washington, DC Two shows at 8 and 10 pm. Lori Williams seamlessly moves from Jazz to R&B in ways the listener can feel at home with...   More info

NPC Headliners Book Event: Fox News Channel's Bret Baier, "Three Days in...

29 May 19:30 - 21:00 29 May 19:30 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
National Press Club National Press Club
Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report with Bret Baier, will share his latest book Three Days in Moscow...   More info

YZ Chin, Though I Get Home

31 May 18:30 - 19:30 31 May 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join YZ Chin, author of Though I Get Home, for a reading, discussion, and Q&A, followed by a signing. YZ will be joined by Jeannie Vanasco, author of The Glass Eye. - In these...   More info

Bret Baier | Three Days in Moscow

31 May 19:30 - 20:30 31 May 19:30 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Baier’s Three Days in January looked back at the early years of the Cold War, analyzing the historical moment through Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address. His new book recreates a...   More info

Andrew Sean Greer at Politics & Prose

05 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 05 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
I have done a reading here for every one of my 6 books, despite being recalled as P&P's worst former employee. Happy to be back for the paperback of LESS...   More info

OutWrite presents Our Queer Mother Earth

09 Jun 14:00 09 Jun 14:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
An ecojustice and climate change reading. Readers. Danielle Badra, Jen Deerinwater, Danielle Evennou, Devi Lockwood, Sam Mahone, Rhodes, and Xemi the Two-Spirit. Moderated by...   More info

Author Talk and Book Signing

12 Jun 18:00 - 21:00 12 Jun 18:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Fort Lesley J. McNair Fort Lesley J. McNair
Hosted by the Civil War Roundtable of...   More info

Right Brain Writing: The Art of Losing

13 Jun 18:30 - 21:00 13 Jun 18:30 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Explore your creative side in this session, one of a series of stand-alone classes with prompts designed to get your subconscious flowing. Through guided exercises, we’ll focus on...   More info

The End of Policing: Discussion with Alex Vitale

21 Jun 18:30 - 20:00 21 Jun 18:30 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
Please join us for a night with author, activist, and sociologist Alex Vitale as he discusses his new book The End of Policing. Recent years have seen an explosion of protest...   More info

Joshua Keating: Invisible Countries

26 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 26 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
What is a country? While certain basic criteria borders, a government, and recognition from other countries seem obvious, journalist Joshua Keating’s book explores exceptions to...   More info

Allen Gannett: The Creative Curve

27 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 27 Jun 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
DC-based entrepreneur and founder of TrackMaven, Allen Gannett discusses the science behind creative success in The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right Time...   More info


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