Politics and Prose Bookstore for Sale

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By Jason Boog Comment

pp23.pngToday The Washington Post reported that owners of Politics and Prose are trying to sell the indie bookstore.

Here’s an excerpt: “The 26-year-old store’s owners, Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade, both 74 and so in sync they often wear the same colors without planning to, say they are simply too tired to keep steering Washington’s most prominent non-chain bookstore–a premier stop on top-shelf author tours and a frequent setting for book talks televised on C-SPAN–through the uncertainty of an industry threatened by e-books. Cohen is also seriously ill.”

The bookstore has become a valuable hub for media events, hosting everybody from Mika Brzezinski to BookTV. (Via Michele Filgate)

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