Politics & Pros isn't just your typical independent bookstore, it's actually a DC legend thanks to its intense interest in politics and community involvement. It's definitely the kind of place where you can spend a few hours wandering the shop and discovering fascinating books on topics you never imagined, which you can then sit down and read in the attached coffee shop.
Guests can also count on this place to have a jam-packed special events schedule that includes everything from author readings, to 3-week seminars on special topics, to expert-led "classes" on specific books and issues. You can even sign up for once-in-a-lifetime writing retreats to places like Italy or South Africa, where you'll spend your days writing, reading, and sharing ideas with other bibliophiles. Don't forget that Politics & Pros also offers summer classes for kids, which focus on everything from literary-themed arts and crafts to creating short plays based on kids' favorite books.