See Where We're Headed Next!

P&P is delighted to invite you along as we explore unique histories and breathtaking sites in 2018—and meet some of our favorite authors with us along the way!  details

Featured Classes

The British Novel and Empire (1808)

This course will examine the pivotal role Britain’s vast empire played in shaping the British novel from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Three Tuesdays: April 10, 17, 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Of Human Bondage and the Genius of Somerset Maugham (1843)

Explore this rambling journey of artistic, sexual, and domestic awakenings, which Theodore Dreiser once described as “an achievement of almost photographic realism.” Three Tuesdays: March 20, 27, April 3, 1 to 3 p.m.

Not Just Any Bunny’s Egg Decorating (1837)

Join P&P’s Leah Kenyon in discovering and mastering the UkraInian wax resist technique of egg decorating – just in time for egg-decorating season! Workshop recommended for ages 10 and up.  Thursday, March 22, 7 to 9 p.m.

Next Book Group Meetings



March 21, 12:30 pm
The Last Painting of Sara De Vos Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250118325
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Picador USA - April 4th, 2017


Fascinating History

March 22, 7:30 pm
FREEDOM AT MIDNIGHT, by Collins, Lapierre
Freedom at Midnight Cover Image
ISBN: 9780006388517
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - April 9th, 1997



March 25, 3:30 pm
Front Lines Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062342164
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 3rd, 2017

Travel with Politics & Prose


Sunday, April 8, 8 a.m. to around 8 p.m.

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to a perennial P&P favorite: the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater! We are leading a trip to the wooded area of western Pennsylvania where you can enjoy the spring bloom and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement.

Politics and Prose in Provence featuring Mystery Writer M.L. Longworth

April 15 through 21, 2018

Politics and Prose invites you to join us for a delightful week in southern France. We’ll visit sites associated with artists Cézanne and van Gogh and writer Émile Zola, as well as experiencing classic Provençal food, wine, and culture. We’ll settle in for three days in Aix-en-Provence, known for its abundance of beautiful fountains, and then three days in St. Rémy, with side trips to Arles and Les Baux.

The Jazz History Tour

Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m.


Jazz and Prohibition collided in 1920s Washington, and one neighborhood saw it all. We will explore Shaw neighborhood, home to U Street and Washington’s “Black Broadway,” and visit historical and unusual sites that most Washingtonians never see. Led by author Garrett Peck, the walk will be capped by a prohibition-appropriate happy hour, of course.