The Wharf

Located in The Wharf's District Square and surrounded by a great assortment of retail, restaurant, and cultural offerings, Politics and Prose at The Wharf carries a wide range of books for everyone and hosts a steady lineup of author events! Find out what’s coming up below.

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70 District Square SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

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(202) 488-3867

 

November 27 - 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving - Closed
December 24 - 10 a.m.
6 p.m.
December 25 - Closed
December 26 - 12 p.m.
6 p.m.
December 31 - 10 a.m.
5 p.m.
January 1 - Closed

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SUNDAY
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
MONDAY – SATURDAY
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
 

 

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Events at The Wharf
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wired’s editor at large, Levy is the award-winning author of Hackers, Crypto, and In the Plex, a history of Google. His new book draws on his three decades covering the tech sector for a deeply reported history of Facebook. Given exclusive access to Mark Zuckerberg, his colleagues—including Sheryl Sandberg—and the company’s employees, Levy traces the growth of the media platform from its inception as a campus social network to one of the largest businesses in the world, with nearly three billion users. More importantly, he examines Facebook’s culture for insight into its role as a purveyor of fake news and its influence in U.S. elections.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Facebook: The Inside Story Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735213159
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Blue Rider Press - February 25th, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Finch’s new book joins The Woman in the Water and The Vanishing Man as the third in a trilogy of prequels to his bestselling Charles Lenox series, which introduced the Victorian gentleman and amateur sleuth with 2007’s A Beautiful Blue Death. Set in London in 1855, the novel opens with Lenox facing what may be a nearly perfect crime: a man found dead in a first-class car at Paddington Station, who has no luggage, nothing in his pockets, and bears no outward signs of violence. Yet even without any clues Lenox is sure there’s been foul play, and though Scotland Yard discourages him, he launches an investigation.

and

Since launching her Maggie Hope series in 2012, MacNeal, winner of the Barry award, has taken the eponymous British-born, American-reared, math whiz from a job as Winston Churchill’s secretary to a career solving mysteries of national importance as a spy and secret agent. The ninth installment opens in London in December 1942 where Maggie, though intending to take a much needed break from Special Operations, is inveigled into helping with a case involving a stolen Stradivarius. She’s no sooner gotten started, however, than she’s called upon to assist in the investigation of a serial killer—and eventually finds a connection between the seemingly unrelated crimes.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Last Passenger: A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries #13) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250312204
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Minotaur Books - February 18th, 2020

The King's Justice: A Maggie Hope Mystery Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399593840
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bantam - February 25th, 2020

Monday, March 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Ortberg, Slate’s ”Dear Prudence” advice columnist and cofounder of The Toast, follows his Texts From Jane Eyre and The Merry Spinster with a collection of essays as wildly divergent as they are startling, smart, and funny. Part memoir, the book offers an honest and profound reflection on gender transition and identity, as well as considerations of family dynamics and the meaning of faith. Other pieces locate these personal experiences within a wide range of literary and popular culture, as Ortberg explores reference points ranging from Lord Byron to William Shatner, Anne of Green Gables to a reimagined House Hunters, and the Greek myths to Nora Ephron.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Something That May Shock and Discredit You Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982105211
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Atria Books - February 11th, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Director of Inclusion at Netflix and host of the weekly podcast, The Fix, King has learned from nearly twenty years of working with Fortune 500 companies as a gender equality expert that most workplaces are designed for men by men. This means that women—simply because they are women—don’t match employers’ preconceived notions of the ideal worker—they’re not promoted not because they aren’t good enough, but because they aren’t men. Seeing this “gender denial” as the biggest obstacle to women’s advancement at work, King analyses and proposes ways to change the hidden sexism and invisible barriers that hold women back, prevent men from becoming more emotionally aware, and keep workplaces from working for everyone.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work Cover Image
By Michelle P. King, Gillian Anderson (Foreword by), Jennifer Nadel (Foreword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982110925
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - March 3rd, 2020

Friday, March 6, 9:00 am to Sunday, March 8, 8:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, we invite Politics and 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.

Enjoy the benefits of your membership at any of our locations.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

Please note: Items purchased online during the member sale are not eligable for the "Pay at store" option.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tue
25
7:00 pm
Steven Levy - Facebook: The Inside Story — in conversation with Tony Romm — at The Wharf
Wed
26
7:00 pm
Charles Finch - The Last Passenger & Susan Elia MacNeal - The King's Justice — at The Wharf
Mon
2
7:00 pm
Daniel Mallory Ortberg - Something That May Shock and Discredit You — at The Wharf
Thu
5
7:00 pm
Michelle P. King - The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work — at The Wharf
Fri
6
9:00 am
Spring Member Sale

Events
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Facebook: The Inside Story Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735213159
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Blue Rider Press - February 25th, 2020

Wired’s editor at large, Levy is the award-winning author of Hackers, Crypto, and In the Plex, a history of Google. His new book draws on his three decades covering the tech sector for a deeply reported history of Facebook. Given exclusive access to Mark Zuckerberg, his colleagues—including Sheryl Sandberg—and the company’s employees, Levy traces the growth of the media platform from its inception as a campus social network to one of the largest businesses in the world, with nearly three billion users. More importantly, he examines Facebook’s culture for insight into its role as a purveyor of fake news and its influence in U.S. elections.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Last Passenger: A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries #13) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250312204
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Minotaur Books - February 18th, 2020

The King's Justice: A Maggie Hope Mystery Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399593840
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bantam - February 25th, 2020

Finch’s new book joins The Woman in the Water and The Vanishing Man as the third in a trilogy of prequels to his bestselling Charles Lenox series, which introduced the Victorian gentleman and amateur sleuth with 2007’s A Beautiful Blue Death. Set in London in 1855, the novel opens with Lenox facing what may be a nearly perfect crime: a man found dead in a first-class car at Paddington Station, who has no luggage, nothing in his pockets, and bears no outward signs of violence. Yet even without any clues Lenox is sure there’s been foul play, and though Scotland Yard discourages him, he launches an investigation.

and

Since launching her Maggie Hope series in 2012, MacNeal, winner of the Barry award, has taken the eponymous British-born, American-reared, math whiz from a job as Winston Churchill’s secretary to a career solving mysteries of national importance as a spy and secret agent. The ninth installment opens in London in December 1942 where Maggie, though intending to take a much needed break from Special Operations, is inveigled into helping with a case involving a stolen Stradivarius. She’s no sooner gotten started, however, than she’s called upon to assist in the investigation of a serial killer—and eventually finds a connection between the seemingly unrelated crimes.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Monday, March 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Something That May Shock and Discredit You Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982105211
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Atria Books - February 11th, 2020

Ortberg, Slate’s ”Dear Prudence” advice columnist and cofounder of The Toast, follows his Texts From Jane Eyre and The Merry Spinster with a collection of essays as wildly divergent as they are startling, smart, and funny. Part memoir, the book offers an honest and profound reflection on gender transition and identity, as well as considerations of family dynamics and the meaning of faith. Other pieces locate these personal experiences within a wide range of literary and popular culture, as Ortberg explores reference points ranging from Lord Byron to William Shatner, Anne of Green Gables to a reimagined House Hunters, and the Greek myths to Nora Ephron.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work Cover Image
By Michelle P. King, Gillian Anderson (Foreword by), Jennifer Nadel (Foreword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982110925
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - March 3rd, 2020

Director of Inclusion at Netflix and host of the weekly podcast, The Fix, King has learned from nearly twenty years of working with Fortune 500 companies as a gender equality expert that most workplaces are designed for men by men. This means that women—simply because they are women—don’t match employers’ preconceived notions of the ideal worker—they’re not promoted not because they aren’t good enough, but because they aren’t men. Seeing this “gender denial” as the biggest obstacle to women’s advancement at work, King analyses and proposes ways to change the hidden sexism and invisible barriers that hold women back, prevent men from becoming more emotionally aware, and keep workplaces from working for everyone.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Friday, March 6, 9:00 am to Sunday, March 8, 8:00 pm

All weekend long, Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, we invite Politics and 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.

Enjoy the benefits of your membership at any of our locations.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

Please note: Items purchased online during the member sale are not eligable for the "Pay at store" option.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008