Petworth has many cool residents, and I’m particularly fond of Dr. David Grinspoon who lives in our neighborhood and is a world-renowned astrobiologist and writer. He’ll be reading and doing a Q&A about his latest book, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm at Loyalty Books (827 Upshur St NW).Read More
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Saturday April 27th is Independent Bookstore Day. The DC Indie stores will be decked out and celebrating all day with special deals and events (story times, author events, parties, etc.). And this year, there will be extra awesomeness: DC bookstores are hosting the first-ever Bookstore Crawl!Read More
Petworth resident Philip Becnel just published his first book, Freedom City, a satire about post-Trump America with Trump dead and the new "alt-left" trying to save us all from the fascists. Hilarity ensues.
Join Philip at Slash Run (201 Upshur St NW) at 8pm on Friday, January 19th who will read from his book. Then stay for the band The Fuss who will entertain you for the rest of the night!Read More
The Petworth Library's holiday tradition continues on Saturday December 9th with the Friends' of the Library annual holiday book sale. So while shopping the Upshur Street Arts and Crafts Festival, cross Georgia Avenue and find amazing values in current and historic fiction and nonfiction.Read More
Pablo Sierra is finding his rhythm and getting a deeper understanding of how much there is to know about community engagement and bookselling at his store Walls of Books. The Park View store opened in January at 3325 Georgia Avenue and features more than 40,000 used books, and it's the first retail business Pablo has ever owned. From the very beginning, Pablo wanted his bookstore to be a community gathering place, and he’s made that happen through free weekly events, including kid’s story time, kid’s yoga, creative writing workshops and author readings.Read More
Walls of Books, the new community bookstore on Georgia Avenue in Park View, is hosting a fundraiser for the DC African American Legacy Foundation (DCAALF), on Saturday, June 25th from 6-9pm. A percentage of money raised going to the DC Books to Prisons project (“Programs like ours are one of the few options available to prisoners seeking books.”).Read More
The "Library Con" at the Petworth Library is a semi-annual event held to promote summer-time reading programs for kids at the Library. With programs on Legos, Star Wars, anime, science and even face painting, it sounds like a great way to introduce reading to kids (or keep existing readers enthusiastic). Read more for details...Read More
This Sunday the Friends at Petworth Library is having a "Spring used book sale" at the Petworth Library. You'll find tons of fiction and non-fiction, hardcovers, paperbacks, art and coffee table books, CDs and DVDs and kids books.Read More