As we reported March 29, the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers
Association will visit Politics & Prose on the afternoon of
Wednesday, May 17, just before BEA, for an in-depth view of the store's
operations, including receiving and returns, accounting, events,
marketing, etc. (Sign up with NAIBA for this event at 877-866-2422 or via e-mail
But Politics & Prose is also hosting and co-hosting several other
events during BEA to which it is inviting attendees. (In anticipation
of the arrival of many booksellers from around the country, the store
is also sprucing up, which includes the installation of new carpet.)
Among author appearances scheduled during BEA:
Wed., May 17 at 7 p.m., a reading by David Maraniss, author of Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
, about the late Pittsburgh Pirates baseball star (and boyhood hero of yours truly).
Thurs., May 18 at 4 p.m., a reading by Roger Angell, whose new book is Let Me Finish
Thurs., May 18 at 7 p.m.: Donna Leon, whose new Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery is Through a Glass Darkly
Sun., May 21 at 1 p.m.: Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey, editors of The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup: 32 Writers on 32 Countries
, and Franklin Foer, who contributed an afterword.
Sun., May 21 at 5 p.m.: Michelle Goldberg, author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism
In addition, the bookstore and Akashic Books are hosting a reception to
which "all are welcome" on Thurs., May 18, at 7 p.m. at the nearby
Buck's Fishing and Camping restaurant and bar at 5031 Connecticut Ave.
The party will feature five-minute "sampler" readings by Joe Meno,
author of The Boy Detective
and Hairstyles of the Damned
(Akashic/Punk Planet); actress Meg Tilly, author of the new novel, Gemma
; Heather Rogers, author of Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage
(New Press); Billups Allen, author of Unfurnished
; and Hal Niedzviecki, author of Hello, I'm Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity
Politics & Prose is located at 5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W. (202-364-1919).