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Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy shares his thoughts about another president in Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon. Stone also reads Oct. 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Downtown, 555 12th St. NW and Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean.
Barnes & Noble Bethesda -
4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Free
Books
Wednesday, October 22 at 4:30 p.m.
The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism
The Aspen Institute -
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700
Free
Talks
Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
Free
Books
Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Oct. 19—Oct. 29
Acclaimed authors including Meg Wolitzer, Gary Shteyngart, and Geraldine Brooks appear at this annual festival that celebrates Jewish literary culture.
$10–$50
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Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed novelist and essayist shares experiences from her life as a writer at this event presented as part of the "Arlington Reads" program.
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
The author of War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love discusses her work with The Atlantic's James Fallows.
$12–$26
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 12 p.m.
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 12 p.m.
Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory
National Archives -
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
Wait for Signs
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Tracks, Inside Tracks
$24
Books
Friday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Follow Me Through Darkness
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Friday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, October 25 at 1 p.m.
Compulsion, Made for You
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Saturday, October 25 at 2 p.m.
The Black Panthers: A Story of Race, War, and Courage—The 761st Tank Battalion in World War II
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Saturday, October 25 at 11 a.m.
Ghosts of Georgetown
Southwest Library -
900 Wesley Place SW
Free
Books
Saturday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Cosby: His Life and Times
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$22.95
Books
Saturday, October 25 at 3 p.m.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, October 25 at 6 p.m.
New York Times, More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, October 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, October 25 at 1 p.m.
The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, October 26 at 6 p.m.
The acclaimed chef discusses the recipes in his latest cookbook, America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers.
$42
Books
Sunday, October 26 at 2 p.m.
Fire on the Bayou, Run, Don’t Walk
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, October 26 at 5 p.m.
Lila
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, October 26 at 1 p.m.
Chicago Tribune, Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984-2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Baer reads and signs copies of his latest book, The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins.
$14–$28
Books
Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Ghosts of Georgetown
Northeast Library -
330 7th St. NE
Free
Books
Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Compulsion, The Dating Game, Death Sworn, Sweet Reckoning, Forbidden, Wicked Lovely
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
New York Times, Yahoo News, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, October 27 at 9 a.m.
My Story
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Acclaimed children's book author Medina reads from her books at this celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Compulsion, Sweet Evil, Forbidden, Cahill Witch Chronicles
Bethesda Library -
7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda
Free
Books
Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.
On the Road with Janis Joplin
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10
Books
Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrated journalist Frankel reads from her new book that celebrates man's best friend, War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love.
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10–$26
Books
Wednesday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
Cairo in White
West End Library -
1101 24th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
The Nation, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m.
Biographer Valerie Ogden reads from her recent book Bluebeard: Brave Warrior, Brutal Psychopath and discusses this 15th century serial killer with readers.
Alliance Française de Washington -
2142 Wyoming Ave. NW
$10–$25
Books
Thursday, October 30 at 4 p.m.
Chinese-American author and MacArthur fellow Li reads from her work and discusses the state of Asian-American literature.
Free
Books
Thursday, October 30 at 12 p.m.
Founder’s Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
National Archives -
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m.
Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, November 1 at 1 p.m.
The mother-daughter writing team share their latest teen novel, Little Dead Riding Hood.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m.
Poet August Kleinzahler discusses his work with Ron Charles of the Washington Post.
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital -
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Free
Books
Friday, November 7 at 7 p.m.
The food blogger discusses her cookbook, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving, with Bonnie Benwick of the Washington Post.
$12–$35
Books
Monday, November 10 at 7 p.m.
The author and illustrator of tales like Jumanji and The Polar Express reads from his new book, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, November 11 at 12 p.m.
The former Speaker of the House and his wife discuss their latest books on Veteran's Day: She reads From Sea to Shining Sea and he discusses Breakout.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Senator McCain spends Veterans Day sharing memories from his new book, Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War.
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10–$28
Books
Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.
TV host Chris Matthews chronicles his time spent working under Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill in Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.
Baird Auditorium at National Museum of Natural History -
10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
$30–$42
Books
Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m.
Bonner, a Buddhist thinker, encourages others to positively engage with the world in Inspiring Generosity.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed chef of several New York restaurants discusses his latest cookbook, Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook At Home.
$40–$50
Books
Nov. 14—Nov. 16
This year's fair focuses on prints and printmakers from around the nation. Featured exhibitors include Baltimore's Pellinore Press and Chinese artist Leilei Guo.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center -
8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
$10–$40
Books
Monday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize winners Geoffrey Brock and Heather McHugh read at this celebration.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$15
Books
Monday, November 17 at 12 p.m.
Burns and Ward discuss The Roosevelts, a new film due to premiere on PBS this fall, and sign copies of the tie-in book.
The Willard InterContinental Hotel -
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$50–$100
Books
Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m.
Baldacci reads from and signs copies of his latest thriller, The Escape, which features Army special agent John Puller.
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free
Books
Saturday, November 22 at 3 p.m.
Acclaimed baker and cookbook author Dorie Greenspan shares new recipes in Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere.
Barnes & Noble Bethesda -
4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Free
Books
Monday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Okey Ndibe, Chinelo Okparanta, Taiye Selasi, all writers of West African heritage, discuss their work and how their culture influences it at this reading sponsored by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$15
Books
Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
Reporter Wildman shares her journey across the world to seek out her grandfather's lost love in Paper Love.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Jones, Moore, and Wolff, all previous winners of the PEN/Malamud award for Excellence in the Art of the Short Story, discuss the legacy of Bernard Malamud, the prolific author from which the award takes its name.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$25
Books
Monday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Physician and poet Campo reads his poems at this annual celebration of Emily Dickinson's birthday.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$15
Books
Thursday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
The author discusses his book Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film.
$15–$32

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