I live not too far from Politics and Prose. In my opinion, it’s the only really great bookstore left in DC. It’s also a neighborhood institution. Now its future is uncertain, due to the death of one of the owners and the possible sale of the store. There are a lot of people who love books here in DC–but will that save a bookstore?
This article is an interesting look not just at my local bookstore, but at how, exactly, you measure a bookstore’s worth, and the complicated business behind the business of selling books in the digital age. Worth the read.