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Books
Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
Petri, a columnist and blogger for the Washington Post's opinion section, reads from her first collection of essays, A Field Guide to Awkward Silences, and discusses her work with the Post's Alyssa Rosenberg.
$12–$25
Books
Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about the criminals who've faked versions of art's greatest masterpieces and how they got away with it when Charney reads from his latest book, The Art of Forgery.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
The author of everyone's favorite guide to adolescence returns with a new book for adults, In the Unlikely Event. Blume discusses her work with NPR's Linda Holmes.
$35–$45
Books
Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
The author reads from her latest Gods of Gotham novel, The Fatal Flame, which focuses on an arsonist who begins threatening a Tammany Hall alderman and the fallout of his actions.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
The author and historian offers yet another perspective on the career of the 40th president in Reagan: The Life.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
The author, who has extensive experience in psychoanalysis, reads from her latest novel, Dreaming for Freud.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, June 7 at 12 p.m.
The congressman and activist reads from March: Book 2, the second volume in his graphic novel series about the civil rights movement.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Bird examines the career and accomplishments of CIA agent Robert Ames in The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about all the films that have made their impact on the District at this release celebration for this new book.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
In her novel Saint Mazie, the author chronicles the downfall of the Bowery during the Great Depression.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, June 13 at 1 p.m.
The prolific novelist reads from the fourth novel in her Anna Curtis series, A Good Killing.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The French-born Buddhist monk advocates for selflessness in Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World.
$15–$38
Books
Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
Doten's darkly comic novel The Infernal follows a severely burned boy and how various figures respond to him in the context of the Iraq War.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, June 14 at 6 p.m.
IOTA Club & Café -
2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Free
Books
Sunday, June 14 at 2 p.m.
The local blogger, author, and positivity expert reads from her new book, The Positively Present Guide to Life.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Sunday, June 14 at 2 p.m.
Poet Tavel reads from his award-winning collection, Plash & Levitation. Williams, a former member of the U.S. Army, discusses her memoir, Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m.
The author reads from his new novel about life in early 20th century America, Bright Morning.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m.
Luzzi explains how the words of an old poet helped him throughout life in In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 17 at 12 p.m.
The author writes about the impact the Marquis de Lafayette in The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered.
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The author explains why we're hurting ourselves by eating grain in Grain of Truth: The Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
The author reads from the third book in his Culper Ring series, The President's Shadow.
Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner -
7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean
Free
Books
Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed feminist author and activist reads from her new novel, Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m.
The author looks at the lives of three South Africans in The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, June 23 at 7 p.m.
The author considers the career of Georgetown University basketball star Allen Iverson in Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m.
The author and scholar reads from Great Catastrophe: Armenians and Turks in the Shadow of Genocide.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.
The author of the novel Even in Darkness discusses the impact of the Holocaust on second and third generation survivors at this lecture.
$10–$12
Books
Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.
In The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, journalist Gessen looks into the past actions of Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free

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