The Wharf

Located in The Wharf's District Square and surrounded by a great assortment of retail, restaurant, and cultural offerings, Politics and Prose at The Wharf carries a wide range of books for everyone and hosts a steady lineup of author events! Find out what’s coming up below.

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70 District Square SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

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(202) 488-3867

 

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SUNDAY – SATURDAY
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

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Events at The Wharf
Monday, March 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A prominent Belgian writer whose work has been translated in twenty-four countries, Verbeke has published fiction, short stories, and essays and is also a noted playwright, screenwriter, and columnist. Thirty Days, awarded the prestigious F. Bordewijk Prize for Best Novel, the NRC Book Award for Best Dutch-language Novel of the Year and the Opzij Literature Prize, is the story of Alphonse, a Senegalese man who migrates to Brussels. Alphonse works as a handyman but his true skill is his effortless ability to make people confide in him. As warm and engaging as its protagonist, Verbeke’s book evokes the realities of contemporary urban life through a weave of dreams, stories, and confessions.

Hemmerechts is the author of twenty novels as well as collections of short stories and essays—an impressive body of work which has earned both the Flemish State Prize and the Frans Kellendonk Prize. Her latest novel is a fearless examination of the psyche of a killer. Odette—based on Michelle Martin, who was convicted as an accomplice in the rapes and murders committed by her ex-husband, Marc Dutroux—identities herself, not without a certain pride, as the “most hated woman in Belgium.” As she recounts her role in the horrific crimes, her testimony reveals her as an insightful, reflective, and unremorseful observer.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
Thirty Days Cover Image
By Annelies Verbeke, Liz Waters (Translator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781642860054
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: World Editions - November 6th, 2018

The Woman Who Fed the Dogs Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781642860078
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: World Editions - January 8th, 2019

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

Based on sabermetric analysis of all aspects of baseball, Baseball Prospectus, now in its 24th edition, is as eagerly awaited as opening day. Compiled by a staff of regular columnists—many of whom have gone on to work for major-league baseball teams—this is the leading resource for advance statistics, many of which were created for and are exclusive to the Prospectus, as well as performance predictions for both domestic and international players and teams, and detailed insider commentary. Join a panel of Prospectus analysts and fellow fans to discuss what’s in store for the 2019 season.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
Baseball Prospectus 2019 Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781732355507
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Baseball Prospectus - February 4th, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of VerySmartBrothas, senior editor at The Root, columnist for GQ, and one of EBONY’s Power 100, Young is one of the most influential writers on race, class, and gender working today. His memoir is a scathing and painfully funny account of growing up Black in America. In a series of lively essays, Young enumerates the endless anxiety and second-guessing that come with the territory of a racist nation, showing how survival is a process of managing the various neuroses that make him question his competence in every situation. Employing his signature humor and insight, Young both celebrates an idiosyncratic Blackness and critiques white culture, all the while keeping his balance on the ever-shifting ground of what it means to be Black and male. Young will be in conversation with Panama Jackson, co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062684301
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - March 26th, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Papadapoulos, a former Trump campaign advisor, was the first member of the president’s administration to plead guilty to charges brought by the Mueller investigation. Now the man Rep. Mark Meadows declared was “the whole reason for the Trump investigation” gives his side of the story. In this explosive account, Papadapoulos argues that "the Russian Collusion Hoax" was the work of a covert network that included American and allied intelligence services bent on preventing warmer relations between the U.S. and Russia, identifies a Western spy now living in a Western nation at the host country’s expense, shares firsthand knowledge that Sessions lied under oath about Russia and Putin, offers evidence that the FBI did not act in good faith, and more.

Papadopoulos will be in conversation with Michael Isikoff, co-host of Yahoo! News' Skullduggery podcast and co-author of the bestselling book Russian Roulette.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781635764932
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Diversion Books - March 26th, 2019

Monday, April 1, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Winspear introduced Maisie Dobbs in 2003 and since then has followed the intrepid psychologist/investigator through an engaging set of mysteries stemming from events in both World Wars, the Great Depression, and the Spanish Civil War. The fifteenth book in the series opens just as the Germans are unleashing the blitzkrieg on England. When an American journalist covering the war is found dead, Maisie is called in to help find out what happened. She’s working for both British officials and the American agent, Mark Scott, who helped her escape Hitler’s Germany in 1938, and her attention is split between the case, the man, and a young evacuee she wants to adopt. Writing with her signature attention to detail, Winspear vividly evokes the era and tells a story that’s as moving as it is compelling.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062436665
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - March 26th, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In his new book, Blumenthal, award-winning journalist and author of geo-political studies including Goliath and The 51 Day War, charts the history of American involvement in the Middle East from the Reagan administration to today. His account follows two deeply intertwined strands: the simultaneous rise of international jihadism and Western ultra-nationalism. Starting with Washington’s secret funding of the mujahideen after the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, and moving to the flow of arms that today is more likely to end up with Syrian extremists than with the anti-Assad forces they’re meant for,  Blumenthal charts how the same groups Washington has supported eventually turn their anger against us. Meanwhile, the nation’s domestic politics have become more extreme in their own way, leading to today’s deeply polarized and unsettled society under Trump. 

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and  Donald Trump Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781788732291
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Verso - April 2nd, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Now available in paperback, Crosley’s third collection of essays continues the series of witty and engaging takes on her daily misadventures that captivated readers of I Was Told There'd Be Cake, a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, and How Did You Get This Number. Crosley, also a novelist and contributing editor and books columnist for Vanity Fair, takes us with her as she scales volcanoes, crashes shivas, and plays herself on Gossip Girl. She continues to wield a mean one-liner, but also delves into more serious reflections on her life, delivering thought-provoking observations along with the laughs.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Look Alive Out There: Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250310415
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Picador - April 2nd, 2019

Mon
25
7:00 pm
Annelies Verbeke - Thirty Days & Kristien Hemmerechts - The Woman Who Fed the Dogs — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Tue
26
7:00 pm
Baseball Prospectus 2019, a panel with Craig Goldstein, Emma Baccellieri, Bret Sayre, and R. J. Anderson — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Wed
27
7:00 pm
Damon Young - What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays — in conversation with Panama Jackson — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Thu
28
7:00 pm
George Papadopoulos - Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump — in conversation with Michael Isikoff — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Mon
1
7:00 pm
Jacqueline Winspear - The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Wed
3
7:00 pm
Max Blumenthal - The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Feuled the Rise of Al Queda, ISIS, and Donald Trump—at The Wharf
Thu
4
7:00 pm
Sloane Crosley - Look Alive Out There: Essays — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Events
Monday, March 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thirty Days Cover Image
By Annelies Verbeke, Liz Waters (Translator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781642860054
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: World Editions - November 6th, 2018

The Woman Who Fed the Dogs Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781642860078
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: World Editions - January 8th, 2019

A prominent Belgian writer whose work has been translated in twenty-four countries, Verbeke has published fiction, short stories, and essays and is also a noted playwright, screenwriter, and columnist. Thirty Days, awarded the prestigious F. Bordewijk Prize for Best Novel, the NRC Book Award for Best Dutch-language Novel of the Year and the Opzij Literature Prize, is the story of Alphonse, a Senegalese man who migrates to Brussels. Alphonse works as a handyman but his true skill is his effortless ability to make people confide in him. As warm and engaging as its protagonist, Verbeke’s book evokes the realities of contemporary urban life through a weave of dreams, stories, and confessions.

Hemmerechts is the author of twenty novels as well as collections of short stories and essays—an impressive body of work which has earned both the Flemish State Prize and the Frans Kellendonk Prize. Her latest novel is a fearless examination of the psyche of a killer. Odette—based on Michelle Martin, who was convicted as an accomplice in the rapes and murders committed by her ex-husband, Marc Dutroux—identities herself, not without a certain pride, as the “most hated woman in Belgium.” As she recounts her role in the horrific crimes, her testimony reveals her as an insightful, reflective, and unremorseful observer.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Baseball Prospectus 2019 Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781732355507
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Baseball Prospectus - February 4th, 2019

Based on sabermetric analysis of all aspects of baseball, Baseball Prospectus, now in its 24th edition, is as eagerly awaited as opening day. Compiled by a staff of regular columnists—many of whom have gone on to work for major-league baseball teams—this is the leading resource for advance statistics, many of which were created for and are exclusive to the Prospectus, as well as performance predictions for both domestic and international players and teams, and detailed insider commentary. Join a panel of Prospectus analysts and fellow fans to discuss what’s in store for the 2019 season.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062684301
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - March 26th, 2019

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of VerySmartBrothas, senior editor at The Root, columnist for GQ, and one of EBONY’s Power 100, Young is one of the most influential writers on race, class, and gender working today. His memoir is a scathing and painfully funny account of growing up Black in America. In a series of lively essays, Young enumerates the endless anxiety and second-guessing that come with the territory of a racist nation, showing how survival is a process of managing the various neuroses that make him question his competence in every situation. Employing his signature humor and insight, Young both celebrates an idiosyncratic Blackness and critiques white culture, all the while keeping his balance on the ever-shifting ground of what it means to be Black and male. Young will be in conversation with Panama Jackson, co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781635764932
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Diversion Books - March 26th, 2019

Papadapoulos, a former Trump campaign advisor, was the first member of the president’s administration to plead guilty to charges brought by the Mueller investigation. Now the man Rep. Mark Meadows declared was “the whole reason for the Trump investigation” gives his side of the story. In this explosive account, Papadapoulos argues that "the Russian Collusion Hoax" was the work of a covert network that included American and allied intelligence services bent on preventing warmer relations between the U.S. and Russia, identifies a Western spy now living in a Western nation at the host country’s expense, shares firsthand knowledge that Sessions lied under oath about Russia and Putin, offers evidence that the FBI did not act in good faith, and more.

Papadopoulos will be in conversation with Michael Isikoff, co-host of Yahoo! News' Skullduggery podcast and co-author of the bestselling book Russian Roulette.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Monday, April 1, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062436665
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - March 26th, 2019

Winspear introduced Maisie Dobbs in 2003 and since then has followed the intrepid psychologist/investigator through an engaging set of mysteries stemming from events in both World Wars, the Great Depression, and the Spanish Civil War. The fifteenth book in the series opens just as the Germans are unleashing the blitzkrieg on England. When an American journalist covering the war is found dead, Maisie is called in to help find out what happened. She’s working for both British officials and the American agent, Mark Scott, who helped her escape Hitler’s Germany in 1938, and her attention is split between the case, the man, and a young evacuee she wants to adopt. Writing with her signature attention to detail, Winspear vividly evokes the era and tells a story that’s as moving as it is compelling.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and  Donald Trump Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781788732291
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Verso - April 2nd, 2019

In his new book, Blumenthal, award-winning journalist and author of geo-political studies including Goliath and The 51 Day War, charts the history of American involvement in the Middle East from the Reagan administration to today. His account follows two deeply intertwined strands: the simultaneous rise of international jihadism and Western ultra-nationalism. Starting with Washington’s secret funding of the mujahideen after the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, and moving to the flow of arms that today is more likely to end up with Syrian extremists than with the anti-Assad forces they’re meant for,  Blumenthal charts how the same groups Washington has supported eventually turn their anger against us. Meanwhile, the nation’s domestic politics have become more extreme in their own way, leading to today’s deeply polarized and unsettled society under Trump. 

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Look Alive Out There: Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250310415
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Picador - April 2nd, 2019

Now available in paperback, Crosley’s third collection of essays continues the series of witty and engaging takes on her daily misadventures that captivated readers of I Was Told There'd Be Cake, a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, and How Did You Get This Number. Crosley, also a novelist and contributing editor and books columnist for Vanity Fair, takes us with her as she scales volcanoes, crashes shivas, and plays herself on Gossip Girl. She continues to wield a mean one-liner, but also delves into more serious reflections on her life, delivering thought-provoking observations along with the laughs.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024