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Our flagship store on Connecticut Avenue NW has served the Washington area since 1984. It continues to offer a wide selection of books and non-book items for all ages, author talks, literary classes, trips, and a popular coffeehouse called The Den.

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Events
Friday, November 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062945716
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Dey Street Books - November 5th, 2019

In this non-partisan analysis of today’s political divisiveness, Lessig identifies unrepresentativeness as the one problem that underlies the others. He sees it both in institutions—such as the media’s response to narrow interests rather than to those of the wider citizenry—and in the people, who are uninformed about the issues. Lessig, host of the podcast Another Way, co-founder of Creative Commons, and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, proposes a number of solutions to fix both the “them” and the “us,” ranging from Electoral College reforms to new forums that offer citizens the chance to speak in an informed and deliberative way. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, November 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where to Find It, How to Love It Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399582431
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ten Speed Press - August 6th, 2019

This event has been canceled.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Saturday, November 23, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Days of Blue and Flame Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780996972697
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Passager Books - June 15th, 2019

One of the first women to earn a Harvard architecture degree, Yerkes, born in 1918, worked as a landscape architect and sculptor for most of her adult life. When she joined a poetry workshop at Ingleside and turned to writing in her mid-nineties, she found revelatory “how satisfying it could be to shape, build and form a piece with words rather than with wood, aluminum, stone and iron pipe.” In her first collection of poems, published at the age of 101, Yerkes writes about childhood, family, travel, aging, and art, remarking, “…what a host of memories I have! / I’ve seen such splendor one can barely grasp. /Never mind mortality. /The opulence was always built to last.” 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, November 23, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The Season: A Social History of the Debutante Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608731
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 19th, 2019

Building on her Rookie article, "The Last Debutantes," Richardson offers an engaging and surprising history of the high society coming-out party. The descendant of debutantes but not one herself, Richardson casts a critical feminist eye over this coming-of-age ritual.  Starting with the Tudor era and looking at Jane Austen’s England, colonial Philadelphia, Mrs. Astor’s New York, African American communities, and today’s Infirmary and International balls, Richardson draws on diaries, letters, and interviews to let debutantes speak for themselves about how the white dresses and objectification foster or thwart their own desires. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Saturday, November 23, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
American Resistance: From the Women's March to the Blue Wave Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780231187640
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Columbia University Press - November 5th, 2019

In this insightful analysis of the surge of protests that followed Trump’s election, Fisher shows us who the resisters are, how they’ve organized, and what they’ve achieved. Starting with the Women’s March and working through successive demonstrations, Fisher, professor of sociology and director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, uses interviews and data to illustrate how resistance groups adapted methods such as distributed organizing to mobilize angry citizens into activists, charting the success of this network of grassroots efforts in the gains made by Democrats, women, and people of color in the 2018 elections. Fisher will be in conversation with James Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute, who was appointed by Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Party’s platform committee.  

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, November 24, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101871935
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Pantheon - November 19th, 2019

Reinhardt's Garden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895620
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Coffee House Press - October 1st, 2019

As appealing to readers of Joyce and Pynchon as to fans of Neal Stephenson, Palmer’s Version Control and The Dream of Perpetual Motion energetically reimagined science fiction, time travel, thrillers, The Tempest, and more. Continuing his fascination with the blurred line between the real and the fantastic, Palmer’s third novel draws on the true story of Mary Toft, a farmer’s wife from Godalming, England, who in 1726 began giving birth to dead rabbits. Verified by both the local surgeon and a royal physician, Mary’s failure to repeat this strange miracle in London led to even larger and stranger questions for the medical community. 

 

Set at the turn of the 20th century, Haber’s quixotic—and paragraph-long—first novel follows Jacov Reinhardt and his faithful scribe as they travel the world in pursuit of Reinhardt’s hero and mentor, Emiliano Gomez Carrasquilla, who may have discovered the very essence of melancholy.  Fueled by cocaine and philosophy, the pair travel from a small Croatian village to Germany, Hungary, Russia, and the Americas. Writing in the vein of Thomas Bernhard and László Krasznahorkai, Haber, operations manager at Houston’s Brazos Bookstore and author of a collection of short stories, Deathbed Conversions, has composed a fiction that’s both adventurous and absurdist, focused and digressive, and as consumed with melancholy as it is ridden with sly humor. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, November 24, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374185428
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 19th, 2019

The Levy family established itself in Salonica (now Thessaloniki, Greece) in the 18th century and for some two hundred years published books and newspapers for the region’s Sephardic Jews. With the Ottoman Empire’s collapse, the Levys scattered throughout the world, but kept in touch through letters. Drawing on this rich correspondence, Stein, award-winning author of Extraterritorial Dreams and the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA, uses the family’s experience to trace the history of Sephardic Jews through the twentieth century, showing how individual lives were affected by world wars, shifting political boundaries, and the Holocaust—which wiped out several branches of the Levy family. 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, November 24, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781632869241
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 5th, 2019

While Thanksgiving has been enshrined as a celebration of the 1621 alliance between the Plymouth Pilgrims and the Native American Indians, aside from the presence of a group of Wampanoag at the feast marking the colonists’ first harvest, Indigenous peoples are largely absent from the story. In this fresh account, Silverman, professor of history at George Washington University and the award-winning author of Thundersticks, restores the Wampanoags to their central role, and, by tracing Native tribes’ long struggle for self-determination, he exposes the myths of this national holiday and shows why many Native Americans observe the fourth Thursday of November as a National Day of Mourning. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062293541
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ecco - November 12th, 2019

Contributing editor and restaurant critic for New York magazine since 2000, Platt won the James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for Restaurant Reviews in 2010 and has been a major voice in food writing for some twenty-five years. As he recounts in his funny, personable memoir, his love of different cuisines—along with an appetite for travel—began early; as the child of a diplomat, he grew up on the dishes of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, and later sampled the cuisines of many other countries. Rich in travel tales, his book also features anecdotes that convey the realities and foibles of life as a restaurant critic. Platt will be in conversation with Corby Kummer, senior editor and food columnist for The Atlantic. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984823984
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Currency - November 5th, 2019

Taking her title from Google’s early mantra, Foroohar, the award-winning CNN global economic analyst and Financial Times columnist and associate editor, chronicles how far Big Tech has fallen from its original vision of free information and digital democracy. Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience reporting on the technology sector, Faroohar traces the evolution of companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon into behemoths that monetize people’s data, spread misinformation and hate speech, and threaten citizens’ privacy. She also shows how we can fight back by creating a framework that both fosters innovation and protects us from the threats posed by digital technology. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, December 2, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501172410
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019

A veteran diplomatic correspondent, Washington-based Richter has covered the Pentagon, the White House, and, most recently, the State Department and foreign policy for the Los Angeles Times. In his new book he examines the largely unsung role of American diplomats in the Middle East and Muslim world, providing a crucial part left out of most accounts of recent U.S. nation-building missions. Focusing on Ryan Crocker’s efforts to organize a new Afghan government after the fall of the Taliban; Robert Ford’s struggles to restart the economy of central Iraq and counter the growing militia violence; the tragic tenure of J. Christopher Stevens, first smuggled into Libya as U.S. envoy to the rebels, only to be killed later in Benghazi after he returned as U.S. ambassador; and Anne Patterson’s stint in Pakistan to prevent the government’s collapse and guide the secret war on jihadists, Richter illuminates the unconventional and often dangerous and courageous work of U.S. diplomats in war-torn nations.

Richter will be in conversation with John Kirby, retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, State Department spokesman under the Obama administration, and CNN contributor on national security and military issues.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm
Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982123864
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - December 3rd, 2019

A legal expert and deputy editorial page editor for The Washington Post, Marcus in her new book investigates the many questions left unanswered following the 2018 confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. Tracing his nomination to conservatives’ thirty-year effort to secure a majority on the High Court, Marcus documents a series of secret White House meetings, intense lobbying efforts, private confrontations on Capitol Hill, and maneuvers by the nominee himself that led to Kavanaugh’s selection—despite resistance from Republicans who worried about the depth of his commitment to conservative issues. She also examines the credibility of Blasey Ford’s testimony, considers the impact of this divisive confirmation on the future of the court, and gives a deeply reported look at Washington’s inner workings.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm
Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534424562
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534424555
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

The Year of Goodbyes: A true story of friendship, family and farewells Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368054553
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 24th, 2019

Yiddish Saves the Day! Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681155449
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Apples & Honey Press - August 1st, 2019

The Key from Spain Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Sonja Wimmer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541522183
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2019

Young Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew she had the intelligence and passion for law school and a lifelong interest in social justice. But would she, one of only nine women in a class of 500 men, be taken seriously? After earning a degree despite rampant sexism, Ginsburg used her expertise and hard-won connections to challenge gender discrimination—first as a law professor, then as an attorney who argued landmark cases before the Supreme Court, and later as a federal judge. After an already impressive career, Ginsburg ascended to the same bench she’d argued in front of so many times before. This accessible, thoroughly-researched graphic novel chronicles the life of an iconic legal mind from early childhood to the present day. Ages 10 and up.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration Cover Image
By Bryan Rafanelli, Chelsea Clinton (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847861279
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Rizzoli - September 24th, 2019

This event has been canceled.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20024
Events at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Friday, November 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In this non-partisan analysis of today’s political divisiveness, Lessig identifies unrepresentativeness as the one problem that underlies the others. He sees it both in institutions—such as the media’s response to narrow interests rather than to those of the wider citizenry—and in the people, who are uninformed about the issues. Lessig, host of the podcast Another Way, co-founder of Creative Commons, and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, proposes a number of solutions to fix both the “them” and the “us,” ranging from Electoral College reforms to new forums that offer citizens the chance to speak in an informed and deliberative way. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062945716
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Dey Street Books - November 5th, 2019

Friday, November 22, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

 

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where to Find It, How to Love It Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399582431
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ten Speed Press - August 6th, 2019

Saturday, November 23, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

One of the first women to earn a Harvard architecture degree, Yerkes, born in 1918, worked as a landscape architect and sculptor for most of her adult life. When she joined a poetry workshop at Ingleside and turned to writing in her mid-nineties, she found revelatory “how satisfying it could be to shape, build and form a piece with words rather than with wood, aluminum, stone and iron pipe.” In her first collection of poems, published at the age of 101, Yerkes writes about childhood, family, travel, aging, and art, remarking, “…what a host of memories I have! / I’ve seen such splendor one can barely grasp. /Never mind mortality. /The opulence was always built to last.” 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Days of Blue and Flame Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780996972697
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Passager Books - June 15th, 2019

Saturday, November 23, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Building on her Rookie article, "The Last Debutantes," Richardson offers an engaging and surprising history of the high society coming-out party. The descendant of debutantes but not one herself, Richardson casts a critical feminist eye over this coming-of-age ritual.  Starting with the Tudor era and looking at Jane Austen’s England, colonial Philadelphia, Mrs. Astor’s New York, African American communities, and today’s Infirmary and International balls, Richardson draws on diaries, letters, and interviews to let debutantes speak for themselves about how the white dresses and objectification foster or thwart their own desires. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
The Season: A Social History of the Debutante Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608731
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 19th, 2019

Saturday, November 23, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In this insightful analysis of the surge of protests that followed Trump’s election, Fisher shows us who the resisters are, how they’ve organized, and what they’ve achieved. Starting with the Women’s March and working through successive demonstrations, Fisher, professor of sociology and director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, uses interviews and data to illustrate how resistance groups adapted methods such as distributed organizing to mobilize angry citizens into activists, charting the success of this network of grassroots efforts in the gains made by Democrats, women, and people of color in the 2018 elections. Fisher will be in conversation with James Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute, who was appointed by Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Party’s platform committee.  

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
American Resistance: From the Women's March to the Blue Wave Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780231187640
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Columbia University Press - November 5th, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

As appealing to readers of Joyce and Pynchon as to fans of Neal Stephenson, Palmer’s Version Control and The Dream of Perpetual Motion energetically reimagined science fiction, time travel, thrillers, The Tempest, and more. Continuing his fascination with the blurred line between the real and the fantastic, Palmer’s third novel draws on the true story of Mary Toft, a farmer’s wife from Godalming, England, who in 1726 began giving birth to dead rabbits. Verified by both the local surgeon and a royal physician, Mary’s failure to repeat this strange miracle in London led to even larger and stranger questions for the medical community. 

 

Set at the turn of the 20th century, Haber’s quixotic—and paragraph-long—first novel follows Jacov Reinhardt and his faithful scribe as they travel the world in pursuit of Reinhardt’s hero and mentor, Emiliano Gomez Carrasquilla, who may have discovered the very essence of melancholy.  Fueled by cocaine and philosophy, the pair travel from a small Croatian village to Germany, Hungary, Russia, and the Americas. Writing in the vein of Thomas Bernhard and László Krasznahorkai, Haber, operations manager at Houston’s Brazos Bookstore and author of a collection of short stories, Deathbed Conversions, has composed a fiction that’s both adventurous and absurdist, focused and digressive, and as consumed with melancholy as it is ridden with sly humor. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101871935
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Pantheon - November 19th, 2019

Reinhardt's Garden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895620
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Coffee House Press - October 1st, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Levy family established itself in Salonica (now Thessaloniki, Greece) in the 18th century and for some two hundred years published books and newspapers for the region’s Sephardic Jews. With the Ottoman Empire’s collapse, the Levys scattered throughout the world, but kept in touch through letters. Drawing on this rich correspondence, Stein, award-winning author of Extraterritorial Dreams and the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA, uses the family’s experience to trace the history of Sephardic Jews through the twentieth century, showing how individual lives were affected by world wars, shifting political boundaries, and the Holocaust—which wiped out several branches of the Levy family. 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374185428
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 19th, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

While Thanksgiving has been enshrined as a celebration of the 1621 alliance between the Plymouth Pilgrims and the Native American Indians, aside from the presence of a group of Wampanoag at the feast marking the colonists’ first harvest, Indigenous peoples are largely absent from the story. In this fresh account, Silverman, professor of history at George Washington University and the award-winning author of Thundersticks, restores the Wampanoags to their central role, and, by tracing Native tribes’ long struggle for self-determination, he exposes the myths of this national holiday and shows why many Native Americans observe the fourth Thursday of November as a National Day of Mourning. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781632869241
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 5th, 2019

Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Contributing editor and restaurant critic for New York magazine since 2000, Platt won the James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for Restaurant Reviews in 2010 and has been a major voice in food writing for some twenty-five years. As he recounts in his funny, personable memoir, his love of different cuisines—along with an appetite for travel—began early; as the child of a diplomat, he grew up on the dishes of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, and later sampled the cuisines of many other countries. Rich in travel tales, his book also features anecdotes that convey the realities and foibles of life as a restaurant critic. Platt will be in conversation with Corby Kummer, senior editor and food columnist for The Atlantic. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062293541
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ecco - November 12th, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Taking her title from Google’s early mantra, Foroohar, the award-winning CNN global economic analyst and Financial Times columnist and associate editor, chronicles how far Big Tech has fallen from its original vision of free information and digital democracy. Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience reporting on the technology sector, Faroohar traces the evolution of companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon into behemoths that monetize people’s data, spread misinformation and hate speech, and threaten citizens’ privacy. She also shows how we can fight back by creating a framework that both fosters innovation and protects us from the threats posed by digital technology. 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984823984
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Currency - November 5th, 2019

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

A veteran diplomatic correspondent, Washington-based Richter has covered the Pentagon, the White House, and, most recently, the State Department and foreign policy for the Los Angeles Times. In his new book he examines the largely unsung role of American diplomats in the Middle East and Muslim world, providing a crucial part left out of most accounts of recent U.S. nation-building missions. Focusing on Ryan Crocker’s efforts to organize a new Afghan government after the fall of the Taliban; Robert Ford’s struggles to restart the economy of central Iraq and counter the growing militia violence; the tragic tenure of J. Christopher Stevens, first smuggled into Libya as U.S. envoy to the rebels, only to be killed later in Benghazi after he returned as U.S. ambassador; and Anne Patterson’s stint in Pakistan to prevent the government’s collapse and guide the secret war on jihadists, Richter illuminates the unconventional and often dangerous and courageous work of U.S. diplomats in war-torn nations.

Richter will be in conversation with John Kirby, retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, State Department spokesman under the Obama administration, and CNN contributor on national security and military issues.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501172410
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm

A legal expert and deputy editorial page editor for The Washington Post, Marcus in her new book investigates the many questions left unanswered following the 2018 confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. Tracing his nomination to conservatives’ thirty-year effort to secure a majority on the High Court, Marcus documents a series of secret White House meetings, intense lobbying efforts, private confrontations on Capitol Hill, and maneuvers by the nominee himself that led to Kavanaugh’s selection—despite resistance from Republicans who worried about the depth of his commitment to conservative issues. She also examines the credibility of Blasey Ford’s testimony, considers the impact of this divisive confirmation on the future of the court, and gives a deeply reported look at Washington’s inner workings.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982123864
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - December 3rd, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 pm

Young Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew she had the intelligence and passion for law school and a lifelong interest in social justice. But would she, one of only nine women in a class of 500 men, be taken seriously? After earning a degree despite rampant sexism, Ginsburg used her expertise and hard-won connections to challenge gender discrimination—first as a law professor, then as an attorney who argued landmark cases before the Supreme Court, and later as a federal judge. After an already impressive career, Ginsburg ascended to the same bench she’d argued in front of so many times before. This accessible, thoroughly-researched graphic novel chronicles the life of an iconic legal mind from early childhood to the present day. Ages 10 and up.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534424562
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534424555
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

The Year of Goodbyes: A true story of friendship, family and farewells Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368054553
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 24th, 2019

Yiddish Saves the Day! Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681155449
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Apples & Honey Press - August 1st, 2019

The Key from Spain Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Sonja Wimmer (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541522183
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - August 1st, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20024
A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration Cover Image
By Bryan Rafanelli, Chelsea Clinton (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847861279
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Rizzoli - September 24th, 2019

Fri
22
7:00 pm
Lawrence Lessig - They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy
Fri
22
7:00 pm
CANCELED: Alice Feiring - Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where to Find It, How to Love It — in conversation with Sam Fromartz — at Union Market
Sat
23
1:00 pm
Sarah Yerkes - Days of Blue and Flame
Sat
23
3:30 pm
Kristen Richardson - The Season: A Social History of the Debutante
Sat
23
6:00 pm
Dana R. Fisher - American Resistance: From the Women's March to the Blue Wave — in conversation with James Zogby
Sun
24
1:00 pm
Dexter Palmer - Mary Toft; Or, the Rabbit Queen & Mark Haber - Reinhardt's Garden
Sun
24
3:00 pm
Sarah Abrevaya Stein - Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century
Sun
24
5:00 pm
David J. Silverman - This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving
Mon
25
7:00 pm
Adam Platt - The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony — in conversation with Corby Kummer
Tue
26
7:00 pm
Rana Foroohar - Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us
Mon
2
7:00 pm
Paul Richter - The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines — in conversation with Ret. Admiral John Kirby
Tue
3
7:00 pm
Ruth Marcus - Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover
Tue
3
7:00 pm
Debbie Levy - Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice—in Children & Teens
Wed
4
7:00 pm
CANCELED: Bryan Rafanelli - A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration — in conversation with the Honorable Capricia Penavic Marshall, former Chief of Protocol of the United States — at Politics and Prose at Union Market