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Books
Friday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m.
The celebrated author and illustrator discusses her latest picture book, The Farmer and the Clown.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
Author and activist Klein reads from her newest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate .
$12–$40
Books
Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
Waters discusses her new novel, The Paying Guests, with fellow writer Sarah Blake.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, September 19 at 3 p.m.
Author and activist Klein signs copies of her newest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate .
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Friday, September 19 at 10 a.m.
Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 11 a.m.
Authors McCutheon and Mark discuss the latest political jargon in Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes. The pair also appears Sept. 13 at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Barnes & Noble Clarendon -
2800 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 500, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 1 p.m.
Martin profiles the regulars at New York's Pfaff's Saloon, including Walt Whitman and Edwin Booth, in
Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians
.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Comer describes her husband's descent into Alzheimer's Disease in Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 6 p.m.
The celebrated journalist chronicles her marriage to longtime New York district attorney Robert Morgenthau in Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m.
Former CNN journalist Whitaker profiles comedian Bill Cosby in his new biography, Cosby: His Life and Times.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m.
Unabomber: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$22.95
Books
Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m.
Former Washington Post reporter Castaneda reads from S Street Rising, his story of the D.C. crack epidemic and his role within it.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 21 at 5 p.m.
Authors Sisson and Hartmann discuss and sign copies of their latest historical chronicle, The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction—and What This Means Today.
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 21 at 1 p.m.
Journalist Whittle discusses the impact of drones in Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 21 at 5 p.m.
In Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul, White chronicles the city's development under Ataturk's government.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m.
The Man Who Got Away, The Mandate of Heaven, The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m.
Acclaimed young adult author Rowell discusses her latest novel, Landline, which tells the story of a woman who finds her marriage in crisis and how she decides to fix it.
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m.
Romance author Marr reads and signs copies of her latest work, The Beautiful Ashes.
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free
Books
Monday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Local science fiction artist Bill Gourgey reads and signs copies of his new novel, Glide.
Free
Books
Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m.
OKCupid co-founder Rudder explains how data can help us understand human nature in his new book, Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking).
$14–$28
Books
Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m.
The director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center reads and sings copies of his new book, The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m.
Mortal Danger, The Vault of Dreamers, The Winner’s Curse
Bethesda Library -
7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda
Free
Film
Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, September 23 at 12 p.m.
Celebrated journalist James Conaway reads and signs copies of his new book The Forgotten Fifties: Americas Decade from the Archives of LOOK Magazine.
Free
Books
Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Whiston-Donaldson reads from Rare Bird, her new memoir about losing her son and finding the strength to keep going.
Patrick Henry Library -
101 Maple Ave., East Vienna
Free
Books
Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, uses his plentiful experience to explain how to create a new company in Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.
$15–$40
Books
Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
Landis reads from and discusses her novel Rainey Royal, which is told in 14 different narratives.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, September 23 at 6:45 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson historian Looney discusses the letters of the third president at this discussion and signing.
S. Dillon Ripley Center -
1100 Jefferson Dr. SW
$30–$42
Talks
Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Author and civil rights organizer Charles Cobb explains the role of firearms in the Civil Rights Movement in This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible.
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 24 at 4 p.m.
The author reads from her new graphic novel, El Deafo, about her experience with hearing loss and one very large and awkward hearing aid. Bell also appears at 10:30 a.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
Stapley reads and signs copies of her new novel, Mating for Life, while Close discusses the themes of early adulthood and friendship in her new book, Girls in White Dresses.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m.
The author reads from her new graphic memoir, El Deafo, about her experience with hearing loss and one very large and awkward hearing aid.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President
West End Library -
1101 24th St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
Newly named poet laureate Wright reads from his work at this event that kicks off the Library of Congress' fall literary season.
Free
Books
Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Radio and television host Smiley discusses and signs copies of his new book, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year.
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10–$27
Books
Thursday, September 25 at 12 p.m.
Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Free
Books
Thursday, September 25 at 12 p.m.
Law of Desire
Free
Books
Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m.
Grumat joins his co-authors Sen. Bob Dole and Sen. Tom Daschle to discuss their book City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed television and radio host chronicles Martin Luther King's last year of life in Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 2 p.m.
The author discusses The Distance Between Us, her memoir of crossing the Mexican border into the United States that was selected as the title for the 2014 "One Maryland One Book" campaign.
Montpelier Arts Center -
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 4 p.m.
Teen author Kristen Lippert-Martin reads from her latest psychological thriller, Tabula Rasa.
Barnes & Noble Clarendon -
2800 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 500, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m.
Centreville High School teacher Harar reads from her newly published young adult novel Voices of the Sea.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m.
Both authors discuss their books that advocate for the reform of professional football at this reading and signing.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Naval investigates the city of her birth in City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 6 p.m.
The author reads and signs copies of Acceptance, the final entry in his Southern Reach trilogy.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 28 at 1 p.m.
The author describes the conflict and negotiation between Chevron and lawyer Steven Donziger in Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 28 at 5 p.m.
Wright chronicles the negotiations that led to the Camp David Accords of 1978 in Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, a topic he also wrote about in his play, Camp David.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Dunn shares selections from his stark and elegant work.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$15
Books
Monday, September 29 at 12 p.m.
Author Darman chronicles the political careers of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan in Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America.
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, September 29 at 9:30 a.m.
New York Times columnist Kristof discusses philanthropy and reads from his new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10–$28
Books
Monday, September 29 at 7 p.m.
Local journalist Fromartz chronicles his passion for breaking bread in In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey. He discusses his work with local baker Mark Furstenburg.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m.
Bard discusses current events in the Middle East as they relate to his new tome, Death to the Infidels: Radical Islam's War Against the Jews.
Barnes & Noble Bethesda -
4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Free
Books
Tuesday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Acclaimed Irish author Donal Ryan reads from his latest novel, The Thing About December.
Busboys & Poets 5th and K -
1025 5th St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m.
Schmidt, the CEO of Google, and Rosenberg, his advisor, give readers an inside look at the company in How Google Works.
$17–$40
Books
Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m.
Former Newsweek reporter Darman discusses the work of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan in Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free

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