D.C.'s Politics and Prose selects new owners
Rest easy, Washington -- one of our favorite bookstores has been saved. Politics & Prose owners Barbara Meade and David Cohen announced today that they have selected a pair of journalists and politicos as the new owners: Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine, who met while they were reporters with the Washington Post, expect to close the deal in about 45 days.
"Graham and Muscatine have the passion and wisdom to further strengthen Politics & Prose as a community institution that disseminates ideas and stands as a respected and revered public space," Meade and Cohen said in a statement released on the Politics & Prose Web site. "We are confident that they have the wherewithal and vision to sustain Politics & Prose for many years."
The new owners agreed.
"We understand that Politics and Prose is much more than a bookstore," Graham told store staff, according to a Washington Post report. "It is an integral part of the Washington community, a community that Lissa and I have served for much of our careers already as journalists, authors and, in Lissa's case, a senior government staff member. It is a very special culture here, a culture we want to see survive."
Book lovers across the District couldn't agree more.