Politics and Prose is an independent bookstore that one simply cannot miss. Hosting meets with authors, book-signing events and even literature classes, this bookstore is a cultural icon in Washington DC. Browse through their impressive collection to find classic novels as well as hidden literary gems. You may even spot autographed first editions of famous books on sale here. The bookstore also doubles up as a coffeehouse, offering caramel cider, mint mocha, latte and many more tempting beverages to accompany your reading marathon.