Politics and Prose to Open New Bookstore at Union Market

Photograph by Kate Mereand-Sinha via Flickr.

Politics and Prose plans to open a location inside Union Market this fall, the independent bookseller announced Tuesday. The new branch will be smaller than the flagship store on Connecticut Avenue in far Northwest DC, but still large enough to carry a range of books and other items.

Similar to Politics and Prose’s original shop, the new location will also host book signings and literary programs. Future author talks will be held in an event space attached to the new store, and larger events will take place elsewhere at Union Market, such as the Dock 5 Warehouse venue.

Politics and Prose has previously hosted events at Union Market. The announcement of the new, full-time store comes a week after Politics and Prose ended its role operating the bookstores at the Busboys and Poets restaurant chain. (Busboys and Poets is taking its bookselling operations in-house.)

The Union Market store does not have a precise opening date yet.

Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.