Politics and Prose became a neighborhood institution over the years and slowly reinvigorated a stretch of Connecticut Avenue near Tenleytown that for years was lined with fairly unimpressive restaurants and businesses. Comet Ping Pong and Buck’s Fishing and Camping are now popular destinations on the block.
Authors speak at Politics and Prose nightly, with well-known novelists including Calvin Trillin and Salman Rushdie making the bookstore a regular stop on book tours. The bookstore also offer runs author events in conjunction with Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a Politics and Prose employee said of the impending sale, "We're all a little nervous. It's not that we're going out of business. It's just that the owners are getting up there in age."
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