D.C. Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Browse controls

Browsing: book events - this month - all venues
Books
Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m.
Political scientist Heaney explores the transformation of political parties and social movements in the aftermath of 9/11 in his book arty in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party After 9/11.
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
The authors chronicle the seasons in A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C. Presented by Politics & Prose.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m.
In The Whites, Price tells the story of Billy Graves, an NYPD detective who faces old suspects and cases while investigating a slashing victim.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Butler reads from her debut novel, Jillian, which chronicles the relationship between two co-workers, a self-loathing grump and an incurable optimist.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
The theoretical physicist discusses his latest book, The Future of the Mind, as part of Sixth & I's Genius Festival.
$17–$25
Books
Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
Black's French private investigator Aimée Leduc returns in her 15th novel, this time tracking down a woman who might have information about the murder of Aimée's father.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m.
The director of research at American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute examines black opposition to nuclear weapons in his new book, African Americans Against the Bomb.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
Books
Tuesday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Hines, the illustrator of graphic novel adaptations of classics like The Odyssey and Romeo and Juliet, discusses his latest project, a visual adaptation of Macbeth.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.
McArdle encourages individuals to recover from setbacks in The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success. Presented by Politics & Prose.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
A radio operator discovers a mysterious performance art society in this maze-like novel by the author of The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
Jen Girdish shares her stories at this monthly reading series put on by local writing nonprofit 826DC.
Petworth Citizen -
829 Upshur St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Learn about different data collection techniques and how to protect your own information in Schneier's latest book, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
The syndicated columnist and humorist reads from his latest collection Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m.
Hashimi reads from her novel ,The Pearl that Broke its Shell, the story of a young Afghan girl who experiences a brief taste of freedom when she dresses as a man, in celebration of International Women's Day.
Georgetown Library -
3260 R St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Strayed chronicled her hike up the 1,000-mile Pacific Crest Trail in the memoir Wild, now an Academy Award-nominated film. She discusses her book and her love of nature with National Geographic Traveler editor-at-large Don George.
Books
Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Castaneda, a former Washington Post crime reporter, describes life in the District during the crack crisis of the 1980s and his own experiences as an addict in this reported memoir. Presented by Politics & Prose.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
Food blogger Mason shares more recipes from her archives in her new cookbook, Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Saturday, March 14 at 12 p.m.
Porter reads from his first novel, After the Crumble, which tells the story of Gavin, a young man who survives the apocalypse and must protect his family and future wife from future conflict.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
Animal advocate Couturier reads from her poetry collection Animals/Bodies. Rees reads from her acclaimed new collection Every Root a Branch.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The rabbi describes his years spent living in Asia and discusses his new book, Pepper, Silk & Ivory: Amazing Stories about Jews and the Far East.
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 18 at 12 p.m.
Author Susan Dworkin tells the story of Edith Hahn Beer, an Austrian woman who married a Nazi officer after leaving a slave labor camp, in her book The Nazi Officer's Wife.
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
Frank, the former U.S. Representative from Massachusetts shares stories from his long political career in his autobiography Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.
Free
Books
Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
Caldwell reads from The Fifth Gospel, his new biblical thriller set just before the death of Pope John Paul II.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m.
The New York Times opinion columnist offers advice to children and parents going through the college application process in Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, March 22 at 5 p.m.
The acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day discusses his new novel, The Buried Giant, the story of a couple of Britons who, in the aftermath of the Romans' departure, venture to visit the son they've nearly forgotten.
$17–$40
Books
Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
In her debut novel, In a Vertigo of Silence, Polli tells the story of a young woman who discovers family secrets and learns how it's affected multiple generations.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
Fox, a history professor at the University of Southern California, explores how President Lincoln's awkward physical appearance affected our impressions of him in Lincoln's Body: A Cultural History.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 25 at 12 p.m.
Good tries to answer the eternal question about whether or not men and women can remain "just friends" in her 2014 book Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic.
Free
Books
Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Celebrate National Puppy Day with these two acclaimed authors, who will read from their dog-themed books Rin Tin Tin and Inside of a Dog.
$15–$25
Books
Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
British novelist and Yale professor Phillips reads from his new novel about orphans and outcasts, The Lost Child.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The author, known for his fictional accounts of the lives of American icons like Alfred Kinsey and Frank Lloyd Wright, discusses his career and his new novel, The Harder They Come.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$15
Books
Friday, March 27 at 12 p.m.
The East Berlin-born author discusses her work and reads from her latest novel, The End of Days, with an audience at the Library of Congress.
Free
Books
Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m.
Local author Harper reads from his short story collection, Daydreamers, a series of vignettes about young men.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.
Join the authors for a discussion of spirituality. Miller examines the adoption of two faiths in Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family. Arbuthnot reads poems from her collection Spirit Hovering.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free

Looking for more? Try broadening your search using the controls on the left.

Questions or comments? Write to listings@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Submit events to our calendar for publication online and in print by emailing listings@washingtoncitypaper.com
...