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Politics and Prose Is Offering Free Shipping and Asking Certain Patrons to Stay Home

Events are still happening, minus the signing lines.

Photograph by Andrew Beaujon.
Coronavirus 2020

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Politics and Prose is keeping its doors open, with some changes and precautions.

The store will ship books to US customers for free, for one thing.

And it’s asking that anyone who’s sick or has possibly been exposed to stay out of P&P stores.

Events are going on as planned for now. But to protect visiting authors, the store is canceling signing lines. Pre-signed books will be available for purchase at author events.

The bookstore said it was disinfecting its three locations and hoping to keep up community programming as much as possible.

“Looking ahead,” the store said in a news release, “local businesses like P&P will surely be impacted in this period of uncertainty.”

Northwest DC location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; the Wharf: 70 District Sq. SW; Union Market: 1270 Fifth St. NE

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Emma Francois is an editorial fellow at Washingtonian covering everything from food to fashion. She graduated from Georgetown University and has previously worked for USA Today, the Georgetown Voice, and the Chautauquan Daily.