Politics & Prose, which has maintained bookselling operations in three of Busboys and Poets' six restaurants and community centers in Washington, D.C., for the past two years, is phasing out that involvement because Busboys and Poets has "decided to expand its book operations and move toward staffing and running its own bookstores at all locations over the next few weeks."
Writing in the store's newsletter, owners Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine called it "a great collaboration between two D.C. businesses deeply committed to building community and promoting public discussion of ideas, cultural issues, and current events."
They noted that the program with Busboys and Poets was Politics & Prose's "first foray into retail locations beyond the main bookstore on Connecticut Avenue NW. This experience underscored for us the interest that many have in seeing more bookstores in a city that loves to read. We remain committed to bringing more books, authors, and literary events to the Washington region and plan to announce some other initiatives soon."