Local Bookstore Offers More Than Books!

Stephanie Chong

Earlier this week, NNV partnered with Politics and Prose (P&P) to offer a Senior Hour to our community. This was an opportunity for neighbors who have never shopped at P&P - as well as long-time customers - to see all that our beloved local bookstore has to offer.

More than just a bookstore, Politics and Prose brings the community together. In addition to offering a wide selection of books, P&P arranges in-person and virtual author talks, hosts multiple book groups, offers online classes, and even coordinates special day trips both in and outside of the Washington area - including an upcoming trip to Winterthur Museum later this month.

Guests can peruse P&P’s wide selection of books or ask their knowledgeable staff for recommendations. One of our members left the store with a big smile and a bag full of books. She had just purchased books recommended by P&P staff for the NNV Racial Equity Book Club, and another book club she belongs to.

It was wonderful to meet a new member from neighboring Dupont Circle Village, who recently moved to the area and could not wait to check out P&P.  I was enlightened by an NNV member who, while there, was reminded of the Spanish Language Book Group which discusses books that reflect a wide representation of countries.  

If you are like me and love the delightful smell of books, starting the day at P&P was a special treat. But that was not the only perk. Shopping when the store first opens provides the opportunity to easily engage with P&P staff whose passion for their work is palpable. Catching up over coffee at The Den - located downstairs - and leaving with a new book in hand made for a good morning indeed!

The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on our local business community. Our morning at P&P is one of many steps our Village is taking to support our local businesses. NNV members enjoy lunches at local restaurants and benefit from volunteer support with rides to local shops and help with running errands. Become a part of our supportive community, visit our website to learn more about membership and volunteer opportunities.

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