Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington,  DC 20036

Phone: (202) 387-1462



Events

Post Script!  A Kramerbooks Favorite at Your Door Each Month

Post Script! A Kramerbooks Favorite at Your Door Each Month
12:00 am - 05/01/2019

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

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Past Events

Maxim Loskutoff for Come West and See

Maxim Loskutoff for Come West and See
06:30 pm - 05/16/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

This searing debut reimagines the American West through linked stories describing a violent rural separatist movement. Come West and See is a work both timely and...

Richard Allen and Kathleen Kennedy for RFK

Richard Allen and Kathleen Kennedy for RFK
06:30 pm - 05/03/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Twenty-five years after Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: His Words for Our Times, a celebration of Kennedy’s life and legacy, was published to enormous acclaim....

Cam Simpson and Jeff Zeleny for the Girl from Kathmandu

Cam Simpson and Jeff Zeleny for the Girl from Kathmandu
06:30 pm - 04/23/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From a top Bloomberg correspondent comes the shocking story of the massacre of a group of Nepalese men working as Defense contractors for the United States Government...

Scott Tong for a Village with My Name

Scott Tong for a Village with My Name
06:30 pm - 04/19/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From a veteran Marketplace correspondent comes a work that is as much a family history as it is a story of a superpower's globalization. Written in the engaging,...

Simba Sana for Never Stop

Simba Sana for Never Stop
06:30 pm - 04/18/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In his wrenching memoir, Never Stop, Simba Sana candidly reveals how the culmination of his experiences growing in isolation with a single mother suffering from...

Steve Levingston for Kennedy and King

Steve Levingston for Kennedy and King
06:30 pm - 04/18/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

"Kennedy and King tells the story of two brilliant leaders who injected new meaning into the veins of American society. Together, their influence created a moral...

Steve Levingston for Kennedy and King

Steve Levingston for Kennedy and King
06:30 pm - 04/18/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

"Kennedy and King tells the story of two brilliant leaders who injected new meaning into the veins of American society. Together, their influence created a moral...

Kirstin Chen for Bury What We Cannot Take

Kirstin Chen for Bury What We Cannot Take
06:30 pm - 04/09/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In conversation with local author Nicole Chung (author for the forthcoming memoir, All You Can Ever Know). Kirstin Chen's new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take, is...

Kirstin Chen for Bury What We Cannot Take

Kirstin Chen for Bury What We Cannot Take
06:30 pm - 04/09/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In conversation with local author Nicole Chung (author for the forthcoming memoir, All You Can Ever Know). Kirstin Chen's new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take, is...

Meredith Goldstein for Can’t Help Myself, in Conversation with L

Meredith Goldstein for Can’t Help Myself, in Conversation with L
06:30 pm - 04/04/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Every day, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein takes on the relationship problems of thousands of dedicated readers. They look to her for wisdom on...

A Conversation with Cass Sunstein and Benjamin Wittes

A Conversation with Cass Sunstein and Benjamin Wittes
06:00 pm - 03/29/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Ticket includes admission and one book. Join us for a conversation between Cass Sunstein and Benjamin Wittes about the new book, "Can it Happen Here?" "Provocative,...

Reid Wilson for Epidemic

Reid Wilson for Epidemic
06:30 pm - 03/27/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In December 2013, a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities,...

Hannah Jewell for She Caused a Riot

Hannah Jewell for She Caused a Riot
06:30 pm - 03/22/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

She Caused a Riot is an empowering, no-holds-barred look into a history set aside from the pompous men of yore. Written with a maniacal enthusiasm and hilarious...

BOOK Launch: Adrienne Benson for The Brightest Sun

BOOK Launch: Adrienne Benson for The Brightest Sun
06:30 pm - 03/20/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From a brand new literary talent comes an affecting story set in Sub-Saharan Africa that follows three women in their search for home and family. In this tender,...

Uzodinma Iweala for Speak No Evil

Uzodinma Iweala for Speak No Evil
06:30 pm - 03/18/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different...

Ted Scheinman for Camp Austen

Ted Scheinman for Camp Austen
06:30 pm - 03/14/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing. The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent...

Conversation with Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Conversation with Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts
06:30 pm - 03/13/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us for a conversation between Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts on their respective books, Code Girls and Suffragists in Washington, D.C. In 1942, reeling...

Conversation with Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Conversation with Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts
06:30 pm - 03/13/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us for a conversation between Liza Mundy and Rebecca Boggs Roberts on their respective books, Code Girls and Suffragists in Washington, D.C. In 1942, reeling...

Kramers Book Club: Women's National Book Association

Kramers Book Club: Women's National Book Association
06:30 pm - 03/01/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Read and discuss works by fantastic female authors in a book group presented in partnership with the Women’s National Book Association (great acronym). Tabitha...

W.E.B DuBois Birthday with Ibram Kendi and Dana Williams

W.E.B DuBois Birthday with Ibram Kendi and Dana Williams
06:30 pm - 02/23/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

To mark the 150th birthday of W.E.B. DuBois, join us for a conversation between National Book Award winner Ibram Kendi and Howard University English Department Chair...

Wednesday Story Time

Wednesday Story Time
10:30 am - 02/21/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Take a break from your weekday errands and stop by Wednesday Story Time at Kramers! Every week, our staff will feature a different children’s book and various...

Elif Batuman for The Idiot

Elif Batuman for The Idiot
06:30 pm - 02/20/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From a New Yorker Staff writer comes a portrait of the artist as a young woman. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives...

Erotica Slam at Kramers

Erotica Slam at Kramers
07:30 pm - 02/16/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Share your sweet and sexy love stories, dirty ditties, or erotic poems. Satirical or not, straight or queer, haiku or sonnets, all are welcome. Performance slots...

Retro Tinder at Kramers

Retro Tinder at Kramers
06:30 pm - 02/14/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Dear fellow single DCers, Pink décor is in every storefront, hallmark is readying cheesy love notes, roses are priced at an all-time premium, and happy couples...

Valentine's Calligraphy Workshop at Kramerbooks!

Valentine's Calligraphy Workshop at Kramerbooks!
06:00 pm - 02/13/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

We are Washington, DC bound for a special night of pretty lettering at Kramerbooks & Afterwords! Whether you’re a stationary nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or a just crafty...

Hidden Tracks: A Live Interview With BØRNS

Hidden Tracks: A Live Interview With BØRNS
07:30 pm - 02/12/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us at 7:30 PM for a live conversation with BØRNS. Tickets are free but limited in quantity, so reserve yours here soon. Empty seats will be filled 15 minutes...

Sunday Story Time

Sunday Story Time
11:00 am - 02/11/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Take a break from your weekend errands and stop by Sunday Story Time at Kramers! Every week, our staff will feature a different children’s book and various fun...

Book Launch: Arvin Ahmadi for Down and Across

Book Launch: Arvin Ahmadi for Down and Across
06:30 pm - 02/08/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. Writing the Great American Novel? Three chapters. His summer internship? One week. His best friends know exactly what...

Kara Arundel for Raising America's Zoo

Kara Arundel for Raising America's Zoo
06:30 pm - 02/06/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Local journalist Kara Arundel's Raising America's Zoo tells the story of her father-in-law, Nick Arundel, a gorilla-hunter-turned-activist who played an instrumental...

Thomas Pierce for The Afterlives

Thomas Pierce for The Afterlives
06:30 pm - 02/01/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age thirty. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim wonders what—if...

Kramers Book Club: Women's National Book Association

Kramers Book Club: Women's National Book Association
06:30 pm - 02/01/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Read and discuss works by fantastic female authors in a book group presented in partnership with the Women’s National Book Association (great acronym). Tabitha...

Bruce Riedel for Kings and Presidents

Bruce Riedel for Kings and Presidents
06:30 pm - 01/30/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Bruce Riedel spent decades following the kings of Saudi Arabia and their American counterparts during his career at the CIA, the White House, and Brookings. Now,...

Brandon L. Garrett for End of its Ripe

Brandon L. Garrett for End of its Ripe
06:30 pm - 01/29/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

When Henry McCollum was condemned to death in 1984 in rural North Carolina, death sentences were commonplace. In 2014, DNA tests set McCollum free. By then, death...

Kramers Book Club: New in Long Form

Kramers Book Club: New in Long Form
06:30 pm - 01/23/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Delve into today’s most pressing political discussions with Brookings Senior Fellow John Hudak. Join us on January 23rd to chat about Richard V. Reeves' Dream...

Elliot Carlson for Stanley Johnston's Blunder

Elliot Carlson for Stanley Johnston's Blunder
06:30 pm - 01/22/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In 1942 Johnston is embarked in the aircraft carrier USS Lexington during the Battle of the Coral Sea. In addition to recording the crew's doomed effort to save...

Ed Yong for I Contain Multitudes

Ed Yong for I Contain Multitudes
06:30 pm - 01/16/2018

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The microbes that live with us—the microbiome—are invaluable parts of our lives, indeed of all life on earth. I Contain Multitudes, a New York Times-bestseller...

Kramers Sip & Paint

Kramers Sip & Paint
06:30 pm - 12/18/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Forget the stress of shopping for presents and grab some holiday cheer at Kramers Sip & Paint! Your first drink is on us while Kramerbooks’ own Leila Elmergawi...

Daniel Ellsberg for The Doomsday Machine

Daniel Ellsberg for The Doomsday Machine
06:00 pm - 12/03/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In conversation with Sabrina Siddiqui, political reporter at The Guardian From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness expose...

Susie Moore for What If It Does Work Out?

Susie Moore for What If It Does Work Out?
06:30 pm - 11/29/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Think about that hobby, that talent, which you joyfully engage in outside of your day job. Do you want to start transforming that passion into a side business that...

Finding a Job in DC w/ Tom Manatos

Finding a Job in DC w/ Tom Manatos
06:30 pm - 11/28/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Part of Kramers State of the Union Series kramers.com/blog/kramers-state-union-series The DC job market is notoriously competitive and can leave even the most...

Elizabeth Rosner for Survivor Cafe

Elizabeth Rosner for Survivor Cafe
06:30 pm - 11/16/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

As survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events—the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields—begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses...

Beryl A. Radin for Leaving South Dakota

Beryl A. Radin for Leaving South Dakota
06:30 pm - 11/15/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Leaving South Dakota is the tale of Beryl Radin and her experience growing up as a first generation Jewish American in the Midwest. From her small Jewish community...

Kramers Sip & Paint

Kramers Sip & Paint
06:30 pm - 11/13/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From book to Netflix to Kramers Sip & Paint, The Handmaid’s Tale is a classic. Your first drink is on us while Kramerbooks’ own Leila Elmergawi teaches you how...

Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott
06:30 pm - 11/09/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A magnificent new novel from one of America’s finest writers—a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the...

Caitriona Perry for In America

Caitriona Perry for In America
06:30 pm - 11/08/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Part of Kramers State of the Union Series kramers.com/blog/kramers-state-union-series As the Washington correspondent for Ireland's public broadcaster, RTÉ, CAITRIONA...

Rally Point: a conversation with Reps. Chris Gibson and Tim Walz

Rally Point: a conversation with Reps. Chris Gibson and Tim Walz
07:00 pm - 11/06/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Part of Kramers State of the Union Series kramers.com/blog/kramers-state-union-series Written by an admired leader of the Republican Party, Rally Point: Five Tasks...

Kate Moretti for The Blackbird Season

Kate Moretti for The Blackbird Season
06:30 pm - 11/02/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Kate Moretti and Greer Macallister will be discussing their books The Blackbird Season and The Magician's Lie as well as female crime fiction writers. The Blackbird...

John Boyne for The Heart's Invisible Furies

John Boyne for The Heart's Invisible Furies
06:30 pm - 10/30/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy With The Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man’s life, beginning...

Jere Van Dyk for The Trade

Jere Van Dyk for The Trade
06:30 pm - 10/24/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In 2014, Jere Van Dyk traveled to Afghanistan to try to discover the motives behind a kidnapping that had occurred six years earlier--his own. He was haunted by...

Denise Kiernan for The Last Castle

Denise Kiernan for The Last Castle
06:30 pm - 10/19/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore-the...

State of Cancer Research Panel

State of Cancer Research Panel
06:30 pm - 10/17/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, Kramerbooks will be hosting a panel on the state of cancer research. Come listen as panelists Greg Simon of the Biden Cancer...

Steven S. Gubser/Frans Pretorius-The Little Book of Black Holes

Steven S. Gubser/Frans Pretorius-The Little Book of Black Holes
06:30 pm - 10/16/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Black holes, predicted by Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity more than a century ago, have long intrigued scientists and the public with their bizarre...

Annalee Newitz for Autonomous

Annalee Newitz for Autonomous
06:30 pm - 10/12/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The highly-anticipated debut by io9 founder Annalee Newitz, Autonomous features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own...

Larrie Ferreiro

Larrie Ferreiro
06:30 pm - 10/11/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Brothers at Arms is the remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain,...

Ann Todd for OSS Operation Black Mail

Ann Todd for OSS Operation Black Mail
06:30 pm - 10/09/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

OSS Operation Black Mail is the story of a remarkable woman who fought World War II on the front lines of psychological warfare. Elizabeth “Betty” P. McIntosh...

Blaine Harden for King of Spies

Blaine Harden for King of Spies
06:30 pm - 10/04/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Bestselling author Blaine Hardenreturns with one of the most jaw-dropping—and previously untold—spy stories of the twentieth century. King of Spiesreveals the...

Bhu Srinivasan for Americana

Bhu Srinivasan for Americana
06:30 pm - 09/28/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better...

Kevin Peraino for A Force So Swift

Kevin Peraino for A Force So Swift
06:30 pm - 09/26/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In the opening months of 1949, U.S. President Harry S. Truman found himself faced with a looming diplomatic catastrophe--"perhaps the greatest that this country...

Sofi Oksanen for Norma

Sofi Oksanen for Norma
06:30 pm - 09/25/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Presented in conjunction with the Finnish Embassy From the internationally best-selling author of Purge and When the Doves Disappeared, a spellbinding new novel...

Ben Loory for Tales of Falling and Flying

Ben Loory for Tales of Falling and Flying
06:30 pm - 09/21/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless fables and fairy tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humor,...

Adam Lashinsky for Wild Ride in conversation w/ Ben White

Adam Lashinsky for Wild Ride in conversation w/ Ben White
06:30 pm - 09/13/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In conversation with Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent for Politico A veteran Silicon Valley reporter unveils the inside story of Uber’s bid for global...

Tom Wright for All Measures Short of War

Tom Wright for All Measures Short of War
06:30 pm - 09/12/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The two decades after the Cold War saw unprecedented cooperation between the major powers as the world converged on a model of liberal international order. Now,...

Joseph Scapellato for Big Lonesome

Joseph Scapellato for Big Lonesome
06:30 pm - 09/07/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In conversation with fellow short story author Amber Sparks. Reinventing a great American tradition through an absurdist, discerning eye, Joseph Scapellato uses...

Timothy Edgar for Beyond Snowden

Timothy Edgar for Beyond Snowden
06:30 pm - 09/06/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Beyond Snowden is the fascinating look at how Timothy Edgar, a civil liberties activist and former ACLU lawyer, decided to try to make a difference by going inside...

Erik Love for Islamophobia and Racism in America

Erik Love for Islamophobia and Racism in America
06:30 pm - 08/10/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Islamophobia has long been a part of the problem of racism in the United States, and it has only gotten worse in the wake of shocking terror attacks, the ongoing...

D.C. Event - Erik Love Book Signing and Q&A

D.C. Event - Erik Love Book Signing and Q&A
06:30 pm - 08/10/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Assistant Professor of Sociology Erik Love will discuss his new book, “Islamophobia and Racism in America,” at Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C., on Thursday,...

Alex Daly for The Crowdsourceress

Alex Daly for The Crowdsourceress
06:30 pm - 07/27/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The crowdfunding industry has generated several billions in funding, but the harsh reality is that around 60% of Kickstarter campaigns fail. Enter Forbes 30 under...

David Gessner for Ultimate Glory

David Gessner for Ultimate Glory
06:30 pm - 07/26/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Before he made a name for himself as an acclaimed essayist and nature writer, David Gessner devoted his twenties to a cultish sport called Ultimate Frisbee. Like...

Adam Novak for Freaks of the Industry

Adam Novak for Freaks of the Industry
06:30 pm - 07/25/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

An unfinished novel about an agent, a director, a studio executive, and a call girl vs. the Anti-Christ in Hollywood In the tradition of Mark Z. Danielewski's House...

Dag Detter for Public Wealth of Cities

Dag Detter for Public Wealth of Cities
06:30 pm - 07/24/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

PUBLIC WEALTH OF CITIES BY DAG DETTER IN CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE J. KATZ Crumbling streets and bridges. Poorly performing schools and inadequate social services....

Carl Cannon for On This Date

Carl Cannon for On This Date
06:30 pm - 07/20/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Forget what you were taught in seventh grade-this riveting book takes readers down American history's back alleys and side streets. Drawing from Carl M. Cannon's...

David Daley for Ratf**ked

David Daley for Ratf**ked
06:30 pm - 07/19/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Lauded as a “compelling” (The New Yorker) and “eye-opening tour of a process that many Americans never see” (Washington Post), David Daley’s Ratf**ked...

Emily Esfahani for The Power of Meaning

Emily Esfahani for The Power of Meaning
06:30 pm - 07/18/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Americans have a lot to be happy about. Entertainment is always at the tip of our fingers. Companies tempt employees with junk food and video games. We have apps...

Covering the White House

Covering the White House
06:30 pm - 07/11/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

On July 11th, three political journalists – Peter Baker of the New York Times, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, and Julie Pace of the Associate Press – will...

Anne-Christine D'Adesky for The Pox Lover

Anne-Christine D'Adesky for The Pox Lover
06:30 pm - 06/29/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Anne-Christine D'Adesky is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker who reported on the global AIDS epidemic for New York Native, OUT, The Nation, and...

Lawrence Goldstone for Going Deep

Lawrence Goldstone for Going Deep
06:30 pm - 06/22/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to The Hunt for Red October, readers the world over have demonstrated an enduring fascination with travel under the sea....

Chris Whipple for The Gatekeepers

Chris Whipple for The Gatekeepers
06:30 pm - 06/21/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States—as...

Katherine Heiny for Standard Deviation

Katherine Heiny for Standard Deviation
06:30 pm - 06/14/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In Conversation with Jennifer Close, author of The Hopefuls For readers of Where’d You Go Bernadette, comes Katherine Heiny’s debut novel STANDARD DEVIATION...

Chef Rossi for The Raging Skillet

Chef Rossi for The Raging Skillet
06:30 pm - 06/12/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

For more information, sign up on Eventbrite here: bit.ly/2qUKpbl Come celebrate pride week with Chef Rossi! Sponsored by GLOE - GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the...

Pride Pregame Open Mic

Pride Pregame Open Mic
09:00 pm - 06/08/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

kramers.com/pride-pregame-open-mic Prepare for the weekend’s festivities with our first-ever Pride Open Mic! Acts of all kinds are welcome: come play music, recite...

Andrew Evans for The Black Penguin

Andrew Evans for The Black Penguin
06:30 pm - 06/08/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A devout young boy in rural Ohio, Andrew Evans had his life mapped for him: baptism, mission, Brigham Young University, temple marriage, and children of his own....

D. Watkins for The Cook Up

D. Watkins for The Cook Up
06:30 pm - 06/07/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The smartest kid on his block in East Baltimore, D. was certain he would escape the life of drugs, decadence, and violence that had surrounded him since birth. But...

Chris Ullman for Find Your Whistle

Chris Ullman for Find Your Whistle
06:30 pm - 06/06/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Find Your Whistle is the heartwarming, hilarious and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street insider who uses his simple gift to touch hearts and change...

Matt Moore for The South's Best Butts

Matt Moore for The South's Best Butts
06:30 pm - 05/25/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In The South's Best Butts, food writer and Southern gentleman, Matt Moore, waves away clouds of smoke to give barbecue-lovers a sneak peek into the kitchens and...

Peter Doran for Breaking Rockefeller

Peter Doran for Breaking Rockefeller
06:30 pm - 05/23/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire. Marcus Samuel, Jr., is...

Jean R. Freedman for Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and

Jean R. Freedman for Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and
06:30 pm - 05/22/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Jean R. Freedman for PEGGY SEEGER: A LIFE OF MUSIC, LOVE, AND POLITICS Born into folk music's first family, Peggy Seeger has blazed her own trail artistically and...

John Kiriakou for Doing Time Like A Spy

John Kiriakou for Doing Time Like A Spy
06:30 pm - 05/17/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

On February 28, 2013, after pleading guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, John Kiriakou began serving a thirty month prison sentence....

Bill Schutt for Cannibalism

Bill Schutt for Cannibalism
06:30 pm - 05/16/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate...

Derek Thompson for Hit Makers

Derek Thompson for Hit Makers
06:30 pm - 05/10/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Register with this link and stay up to date with this event: eventbrite.com/e/derek-thompson-for-hit-makers-tickets-33714335485 Hit Makers is a groundbreaking investigation...

Carol Sanger for About Abortion

Carol Sanger for About Abortion
06:30 pm - 05/09/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In conversation with Maya Rupert from the Center for Reproductive Rights One of the most private decisions a woman can make, abortion is also one of the most contentious...

Thomas Hazlett for The Political Spectrum

Thomas Hazlett for The Political Spectrum
06:30 pm - 05/03/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Register with this link and stay up to date with this event: eventbrite.com/e/tom-hazlett-for-the-political-spectrum-tickets-33713862069 From the former chief economist...

Judith Matloff for No Friends But the Mountains

Judith Matloff for No Friends But the Mountains
06:30 pm - 05/02/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In conversation with Senior Editor of Politico, Maura Reynolds Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly disproportionate...

Kaitlyn Greenridge & Angela Palm

Kaitlyn Greenridge & Angela Palm
06:30 pm - 05/01/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Kaitlyn Greenridge & Angela Palm for WE LOVE YOU, CHARLIE FREEMAN and RIVERINE We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge: Frustrated by the limitations...

Kristen Radtke for Imagine Wanting Only This

Kristen Radtke for Imagine Wanting Only This
06:30 pm - 04/20/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief. When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and, not long after his...

Jessa Crispin for Why I Am Not A Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

Jessa Crispin for Why I Am Not A Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto
06:30 pm - 04/20/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism…and a bracing manifesto for revolution. Are you a feminist? Do you believe...

Tasoula Hadjitofi for The Icon Hunter

Tasoula Hadjitofi for The Icon Hunter
06:30 pm - 04/19/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Stay up to date on this event by registering here: eventbrite.com/e/tasoula-hadjitofi-forthe-icon-hunter-a-refugees-quest-to-reclaim-her-nations-stolen-heritage-tickets-33601248238 One...

Lauren Grodstein for Our Short History

Lauren Grodstein for Our Short History
06:30 pm - 04/18/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Karen Neulander, a successful New York political consultant, has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. She's had to be: when Jacob's father,...

Vanessa S. Williamson for READ MY LIPS

Vanessa S. Williamson for READ MY LIPS
06:30 pm - 04/17/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

To stay updated about this event, register at: eventbrite.com/e/vanessa-s-williamson-for-read-my-lips-tickets-33497633323 Two things everyone loves...tax day and...

Julie Buntin for Marlena

Julie Buntin for Marlena
06:30 pm - 04/11/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other's for decades. Everything...

Susan Perabo for The Fall of Lisa Bellow

Susan Perabo for The Fall of Lisa Bellow
06:30 pm - 03/29/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

When a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in an unforgettable way. What happens to...

Bianca Bosker for Cork Dork

Bianca Bosker for Cork Dork
06:30 pm - 03/28/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Amateur drinker and professional tech reporter Bianca Bosker didn't know much about wine until she stumbled on an alternate universe where taste reigned supreme,...

Richard Holmes for This Long Pursuit

Richard Holmes for This Long Pursuit
06:30 pm - 03/23/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From the award-winning author of The Age of Wonder and Falling Upwards, a luminous meditation on the art of biography that fuses the author's own story as a biographer...

Greer Macalister for Girl in Disguise

Greer Macalister for Girl in Disguise
06:30 pm - 03/22/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective's rise during one of the nation's times of crisis, bringing to life...

Christina Kovac for The Cutaway

Christina Kovac for The Cutaway
07:15 pm - 03/21/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The Cutaway draws you into the tangled world of corruption and cover-up as a young television producer investigates the disappearance of a beautiful Georgetown lawyer...

Bill Schutt for Cannibalism

Bill Schutt for Cannibalism
06:30 pm - 03/14/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Eating one's own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Throughout history we have engaged in cannibalism for reasons related...

Angela Palm and Kaitlyn Greenidge

Angela Palm and Kaitlyn Greenidge
06:30 pm - 03/13/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us as Angela Palm, author of Riverine, and Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Palmer, discuss their new books. Riverine: Angela Palm grew up...

An Evening with Marcus Johnson

An Evening with Marcus Johnson
06:30 pm - 03/09/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Sign up on EVENTBRITE bit.ly/2moM2YL Join us for an evening of music, book reading and dream chasing with Marcus Johnson, the award-winning, Billboard Chart-topping,...

General Michael V. Hayden for Playing to the Edge

General Michael V. Hayden for Playing to the Edge
06:30 pm - 03/08/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

*NEW DATE* Join us on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30pm! An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to...

Lucinda Rosenfeld for Class

Lucinda Rosenfeld for Class
06:30 pm - 03/06/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A satirical novel about a mother whose life spirals out of control when she's forced to rethink her bleeding heart liberal ideals. For idealistic forty-something...

Tom McAllister for The Young Widower's Handbook

Tom McAllister for The Young Widower's Handbook
06:30 pm - 03/01/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Funny, sad, and smart . . . Part wacky road novel, part romantic comedy, McAllister's debut flies along yet reaches deep. Stewart O'Nan, author of West of Sunset For...

Eric Puchner for Last Day on Earth

Eric Puchner for Last Day on Earth
06:30 pm - 02/23/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A boy on the edge of adolescence fears his mother might be a robot; a psychotically depressed woman is entrusted with taking her niece and nephew trick-or-treating;...

Cynthia Barnett for Rain

Cynthia Barnett for Rain
06:30 pm - 02/22/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source ofthe world's...

Ursula Werner for Good at Heart

Ursula Werner for Good at Heart
06:30 pm - 02/21/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Based on the author's discoveries about her great-grandfather, this stunning debut novel takes place over three days when World War II comes to the doorstep of an...

Barbara Feinman Todd for Pretend I'm Not Here

Barbara Feinman Todd for Pretend I'm Not Here
06:30 pm - 02/15/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

After years of telling other people’s stories, Barbara Feinman Todd has told her own—and it’s sure to make headlines. Pretend I’m Not Here is an entertaining...

David France for How to Survive a Plague

David France for How to Survive a Plague
06:30 pm - 02/13/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A...

Waveform Reading

Waveform Reading
06:30 pm - 02/08/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Waveform celebrates the role of women essayists in contemporary literature. Historically, women have been instrumental in moving the essay to center stage, and Waveform...

Reed Karaim for The Winter in Anna

Reed Karaim for The Winter in Anna
06:30 pm - 02/07/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A young man, Eric, drops out of college and lucks into a job with a smalltown newspaper where he meets Anna, a few years older than him. Her story will both haunt...

Mike Scalise for Brand New Catastrophe

Mike Scalise for Brand New Catastrophe
06:30 pm - 02/06/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Mike Scalise will be in conversation with author Timothy Denevi. Raucous family memoir meets medical adventure in this heartfelt, hilarious book exploring the...

Josh Barkan for Mexico: Stories

Josh Barkan for Mexico: Stories
06:30 pm - 01/30/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The unforgettable characters in Josh Barkan's astonishing and beautiful story collection chef, architect, nurse, high school teacher, painter, beauty queen, classical...

Stephen Mackey for Dream Build Believe

Stephen Mackey for Dream Build Believe
06:30 pm - 01/25/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

On a romantic whim Stephen and Shannon Mackey took a leap of faith that would forever change the course of their lives. With no background in farming, they purchased...

David Ebenbach and Holly Karapetkova

David Ebenbach and Holly Karapetkova
01:00 pm - 01/23/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us for an evening of poetry and short stories. The Guy We Didn't Invite to the Orgy by David Ebenbach The stories in The Guy We Didn't Invite to the Orgy --...

Mark Fallon for Unjustifiable Means

Mark Fallon for Unjustifiable Means
06:30 pm - 01/18/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Unjustifiable Means captures the turbulent events within US government agencies that culminated into an epic failure of strategy in the War on Terror. Former NCIS...

Geneive Abdo for The New Sectarianism

Geneive Abdo for The New Sectarianism
06:30 pm - 01/18/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The Shi'a-Sunni conflict is one of the most significant outcomes arising from the Arab rebellions. Yet, there is little understanding of who is driving this tension...

Douglas Preston for The Lost City of the Monkey God

Douglas Preston for The Lost City of the Monkey God
06:30 pm - 01/17/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since...

Ron Liebman for Big Law

Ron Liebman for Big Law
06:30 pm - 01/12/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

As America's giant law firms start to behave like Wall Street conglomerates, Big Law arrives as a page-turning, in-the-know, cautionary novel of a legal revolution...

Poets Jennifer Kronovet and Andrew Motion

Poets Jennifer Kronovet and Andrew Motion
06:30 pm - 01/11/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us for an evening with two celebrated poets. The Wug Test by Jennifer Kronovet A collection of language-driven, imaginative poetry from the winner of the 2015...

Celia Viggo Wexler for Catholic Women Confront Their Church

Celia Viggo Wexler for Catholic Women Confront Their Church
06:30 pm - 01/10/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Catholic Women Confront Their Church tells the stories of nine exceptional women who have chosen to remain Catholic despite their deep disagreements with the institutional...

Sabine Murray for Valiant Gentlemen

Sabine Murray for Valiant Gentlemen
06:30 pm - 01/09/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In prose that is darkly humorous and alive with detail, Valiant Gentlemen reimagines the lives and intimate friendships of humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement;...

The Washington City Paper Fiction Issue Celebration

The Washington City Paper Fiction Issue Celebration
06:30 pm - 01/08/2017

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us for a reading and celebration of the City Paper's Fiction Issue! The reading will feature great writing about the District and a conversation with the judge,...

Wesley Lowrey for They Can't Kill Us All

Wesley Lowrey for They Can't Kill Us All
06:30 pm - 11/21/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into...

Fabienne Josaphat for Dancing in the Baron's Shadow and Henrietta Rose-Innes for Nineveh

Fabienne Josaphat for Dancing in the Baron's Shadow and Henrietta Rose-Innes for Nineveh
06:30 pm - 11/16/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Fabienne Josaphat's electric prose in The Baron's Shadow brings to life a horrifying and not so distant time in Haiti's past while exploring the best and worst of...

Yudhijt Bhattacharjee for The Spy Who Couldn't Spell

Yudhijt Bhattacharjee for The Spy Who Couldn't Spell
06:30 pm - 11/15/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Bhattacharjee will be in conversation with journalist and author Mark Mazzetti. The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI’s hunt for the ingenious traitor...

John Hudak for Marijuana: A Short History

John Hudak for Marijuana: A Short History
06:30 pm - 11/14/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

With long-time legal and social barriers to marijuana falling across much of the United States, the time has come for an accessible and informative look at attitudes...

Vanessa Hua, Tom Clynes, and Rion Amilcar Scott

Vanessa Hua, Tom Clynes, and Rion Amilcar Scott
06:30 pm - 11/07/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Vanessa Hua for Deceit, Tom Clynes for The Boy who Played with Fusion, and Rion Amilcar Scott for Insurrections. In Deceit, Vanessa Hua gives voice to immigrant...

Margaux Bergen for Navigating Life

Margaux Bergen for Navigating Life
06:30 pm - 11/02/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

An inspiring, piercingly honest user’s guide to life, written for the author’s daughter and given to her on her first day of college, reflecting tough lessons...

Caroline Leavitt for Cruel Beauitful World

Caroline Leavitt for Cruel Beauitful World
06:30 pm - 11/01/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Caroline Leavitt is at her mesmerizing best in this haunting, nuanced portrait of love, sisters, and the impossible legacy of family. It's 1969, and sixteen-year-old...

Maria Goodavage for Secret Service Dogs

Maria Goodavage for Secret Service Dogs
06:30 pm - 10/26/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting...

Jane Alison for Nine Island

Jane Alison for Nine Island
06:30 pm - 10/04/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Nine Island is an intimate autobiographical novel, told by J, a woman who lives in a glass tower on one of Miami Beach’s lush Venetian Islands. After decades of...

Alexander Maksik for Shelter in Place

Alexander Maksik for Shelter in Place
06:30 pm - 09/21/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Set in the Pacific Northwest in the jittery, jacked-up early 1990s, Shelter in Place, by one of America's most thrillingly defiant contemporary authors, is a stylish...

Marisa Silver for Little Nothing

Marisa Silver for Little Nothing
06:30 pm - 09/20/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In an unnamed country at the beginning of the last century, a child called Pavla is born to peasant parents. Her arrival, fervently anticipated and conceived in...

Miriam Horn for Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Miriam Horn for Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman
06:30 pm - 09/14/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America. Many of the men and women doing today’s most consequential environmental...

Tim Murphy for Christodora

Tim Murphy for Christodora
06:30 pm - 09/13/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan’s East Village, the...

Meg Little Reilly for We Are Unprepared

Meg Little Reilly for We Are Unprepared
06:30 pm - 09/07/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

This is a novel about the superstorm that threatens to destroy a marriage, a town, and the entire Eastern seaboard. But the destruction begins early, when fear infects...

John Bessler for Against the Death Penalty

John Bessler for Against the Death Penalty
06:30 pm - 08/30/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

This volume contains Justice Breyer's dissent in the case of Glossip v. Gross, which involved an unsuccessful challenge to Oklahoma's use of a lethal-injection drug...

Jeff Cioletti for The Year of Drinking Adventurously

Jeff Cioletti for The Year of Drinking Adventurously
06:30 pm - 08/17/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

You want a little adventure in your life. And why not? With thousands of breweries and distilleries in the United States, there are more choices than ever on tap...

Margaret Wappler for Neon Green

Margaret Wappler for Neon Green
06:30 pm - 08/10/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

It's the summer of 1994 in suburban Chicago: Forrest Gump is still in theaters, teens are reeling from the recent death of Kurt Cobain, and you can enter a sweepstakes...

Elaine Kamarck for Why Presidents Fail

Elaine Kamarck for Why Presidents Fail
06:30 pm - 08/09/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

At the beginning of the century, the majority of Americans were satisfied with the way things were going in the United States. And then a slow decline began, seemingly...

Stuart Nadler for The Inseparables

Stuart Nadler for The Inseparables
06:30 pm - 08/08/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Crisis is looming for three generations of the Olyphant family. In less than a year, Henrietta has lost her husband and nearly all of her money, and is about to...

Liz Moore for The Unseen World: A Novel

Liz Moore for The Unseen World: A Novel
06:30 pm - 08/03/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada...

Harry Potter Release Party!

Harry Potter Release Party!
10:00 pm - 07/30/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us as we celebrate the release of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD! Pre-order a copy of #CursedChild now! kramers.com/preorder-harry-potter or 202-387-1400. Pre-order...

Caroline Angell for All the Time in the World

Caroline Angell for All the Time in the World
06:30 pm - 07/27/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

For fans of Jojo Moyes and Jonathan Tropper, an unforgettable debut about a young woman's choice between the future she's always imagined and the people she's come...

Wine Tasting - Bubbles!

Wine Tasting - Bubbles!
07:30 pm - 07/19/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The temperature is rising... cool off with a glass (or four) or something bubbly! Enjoy a flight of four for $14. Or an individual glass for $10. Juvé y Camps,...

Pati Jinich for Mexican Today

Pati Jinich for Mexican Today
11:00 am - 07/16/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us in Silver Spring for a signing with Pati Jinich! Intriguing recipes for everyday meals from the host of the PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table On her PBS...

Cheryl Tan for Sarong Party Girls

Cheryl Tan for Sarong Party Girls
06:30 pm - 07/12/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A brilliant and utterly engaging novel—Emma set in modern Asia—about a young woman’s rise in the glitzy, moneyed city of Singapore, where old traditions clash...

Metropocalypse Live!

Metropocalypse Live!
06:30 pm - 07/11/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us to discuss Metro and podcasting with Martin DiCaro, reporter at WAMU 88.5 and co-host of the Metropocalype Podcast. Station closures and continuous single...

Bob Proehl for A Hundred Thousand World

Bob Proehl for A Hundred Thousand World
06:30 pm - 07/06/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Valerie Torrey took her son, Alex, and fled Los Angeles six years ago—leaving both her role on a cult sci-fi TV show and her costar husband after a tragedy blew...

Dave Holmes for Party of One

Dave Holmes for Party of One
06:30 pm - 06/29/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From former MTV VJ Dave Holmes, the hilarious memoir of a perpetual outsider fumbling towards self-acceptance, with the music of the ’80s, ’90s, and today as...

Dan Cluchey for THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME

Dan Cluchey for THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME
06:30 pm - 06/28/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Leo Brice is dead, in a sense (not the traditional one). When the neurotic law student meets his cosmic match in Fiona Haeberle, an impulsive spirit and burgeoning...

Paula Whyman and Pamela Erens

Paula Whyman and Pamela Erens
06:30 pm - 06/27/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

YOU MAY SEE A STRANGER by Paula Whyman Miranda Weber is a hot mess. In Paula Whyman’s debut collection of stories, we find her hoarding duct tape to ward off...

Dorthe Nors for SO MUCH FOR THAT WINTER

Dorthe Nors for SO MUCH FOR THAT WINTER
06:30 pm - 06/23/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Dorthe Nors follows up her acclaimed story collection Karate Chop with a pair of novellas that playfully chart the aftermath of two very twenty-first-century romances. In...

Melody Warnick for THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG

Melody Warnick for THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG
06:30 pm - 06/22/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In the spirit of Gretchen Rubin’s megaseller The Happiness Project and Eric Weiner’s The Geography of Bliss, a journalist embarks on a project to discover what...

Lindy West for SHRILL

Lindy West for SHRILL
06:30 pm - 06/21/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

SHRILL is comprised of a series of essays in which Lindy West bravely shares her life, including her transition from quiet to feminist-out-loud, coming of age in...

Melissa Deckman for TEA PARTY WOMEN

Melissa Deckman for TEA PARTY WOMEN
06:30 pm - 06/15/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In Tea Party Women, Melissa Deckman explores the role of women in creating and leading the movement and the greater significance of women’s involvement in the...

Malka Older for INFOMOCRACY

Malka Older for INFOMOCRACY
06:30 pm - 06/13/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In Malka Older’s debut novel it's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring...

David Dayen for CHAIN OF TITLE

David Dayen for CHAIN OF TITLE
06:30 pm - 06/08/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American...

Tracy Barone for HAPPY FAMILY

Tracy Barone for HAPPY FAMILY
06:30 pm - 06/07/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In Tracy Barone's mordantly funny debut, a fiercely independent woman is forced to come to terms with the family who raised her, the one who gave her away and the...

Matthew Kirschenbaum for TRACK CHANGES

Matthew Kirschenbaum for TRACK CHANGES
06:30 pm - 06/06/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The story of writing in the digital age is every bit as messy as the ink-stained rags that littered the floor of Gutenberg’s print shop or the hot molten lead...

Daniel Torday and Paul Goldberg

Daniel Torday and Paul Goldberg
06:30 pm - 06/01/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us to celebrate two new works of fiction. THE LAST FLIGHT OF POXL WEST by Daniel Torday A stunning debut novel from award-winning author Daniel Torday, in...

Spring Wine Tasting - Sauvignon Blanc

Spring Wine Tasting - Sauvignon Blanc
07:30 pm - 05/31/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

No rain can keep us down! Celebrate spring with a Sauvignon Blanc tasting! Flights of four for $10. $8 a glass. Featuring: Kunde Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma) This...

Alyson Foster for HEART ATTACK WATCH

Alyson Foster for HEART ATTACK WATCH
06:30 pm - 05/25/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Heart Attack Watch is built around disasters large and small--those we know enough to fear but for which we can never prepare. The blackout. The car crash. The diagnosis....

Lauren Belfer for AND AFTER THE FIRE and Michael Marissen for BACH & GOD

Lauren Belfer for AND AFTER THE FIRE and Michael Marissen for BACH & GOD
06:30 pm - 05/24/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Lauren Belfer and Michael Marissen will be joined in conversation with J. Reilly Lewis, the founding conductor of the Washington Bach Consort and the music director...

Peter Selgin THE INVENTORS

Peter Selgin THE INVENTORS
06:30 pm - 05/23/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Peter Selgin will be in conversation with Tayla Burney producer and books editor for Kojo Nnamdi Show. Fall, 1970. At the start of eighth grade, Peter Selgin fell...

Jung Yun for SHELTER

Jung Yun for SHELTER
06:30 pm - 05/18/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Jung Yun will be in conversation with Ruth Tam, Producer at the Kojo Nnamdi show. Kyung Cho's home is worth less money than he owes. A tenure-track professor,...

Jonathan Horn for THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT BE WASHINGTON

Jonathan Horn for THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT BE WASHINGTON
06:30 pm - 05/17/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Jonathan Horn will be in conversation with Martin DiCaro, reporter for WAMU 88.5. The riveting true story of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage...

Adam Mitzner for THE GIRL FROM HOME

Adam Mitzner for THE GIRL FROM HOME
06:30 pm - 05/16/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The acclaimed author, whose recent novel of suspense Losing Faith was declared “startling…a well-crafted story” (Kirkus Reviews), takes you on a gripping psychological...

Patricia Engel for THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN

Patricia Engel for THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN
06:30 pm - 05/11/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Reina Castillo is the alluring young woman whose beloved brother is serving a death sentence for a crime that shocked the community, throwing a baby off a bridge—a...

Beth Hahn for THE SINGING BONE

Beth Hahn for THE SINGING BONE
06:30 pm - 05/09/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Beth Hahn will be in conversation with Tayla Burney, Producer at the Kojo Nnamdi Show. A convicted killer’s imminent parole forces a woman to confront the nightmarish...

Alexandre Vidal Porto for SERGIO Y.

Alexandre Vidal Porto for SERGIO Y.
06:30 pm - 05/04/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A startling and inspirational work of transgender fiction by a leading figure in Brazil's "New Urban" fiction movement. Armando is one of the most renowned therapists...

Rob Spillman for ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES

Rob Spillman for ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES
06:30 pm - 05/03/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Rob Spillman—the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine—has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic...

Gretchen Henderson for UGLINESS

Gretchen Henderson for UGLINESS
06:30 pm - 05/02/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Ugly as sin, the ugly duckling—or maybe you fell out of the ugly tree? Let’s face it, we’ve all used the word “ugly” to describe someone we’ve seen—hopefully...

Howard Blum for THE LAST GOODNIGHT

Howard Blum for THE LAST GOODNIGHT
06:30 pm - 04/27/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Dark Invasion, channels Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre in this riveting biography of Betty Pack, the dazzling...

Thea Brown for THINK OF THE DANGER and Jennifer Chang for THE HISTORY OF ANONYMITY

Thea Brown for THINK OF THE DANGER and Jennifer Chang for THE HISTORY OF ANONYMITY
06:30 pm - 04/26/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us for an evening celebrating local poets Thea Brown and Jennifer Chang. Originally from the Hudson Valley in New York, Thea Brown is a graduate of the Iowa...

Pamela Haag for THE GUNNING OF AMERICA

Pamela Haag for THE GUNNING OF AMERICA
06:30 pm - 04/25/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Before he founded the Winchester Company in 1866, Oliver Winchester, like most Americans at the time, had never owned a gun, or even shot one. 150 years later, his...

Bill Beverly for DODGERS

Bill Beverly for DODGERS
06:30 pm - 04/19/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Dodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.D. Salinger. It is the story of a young...

David Bienenstock for HOW TO SMOKE POT (PROPERLY)

David Bienenstock for HOW TO SMOKE POT (PROPERLY)
06:30 pm - 04/18/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Once literally demonized as “the Devil's lettuce,” and linked to all manner of deviant behavior by the establishment's shameless anti-marijuana propaganda campaigns,...

Darrin Lunde for THE NATURALIST

Darrin Lunde for THE NATURALIST
06:30 pm - 04/13/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A captivating new account of how Theodore Roosevelt’s lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s wildlife conservation movement and determined...

Corinna Nicolaou for A NONE'S STORY

Corinna Nicolaou for A NONE'S STORY
06:30 pm - 04/12/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in...

Domnica Radulescu for COUNTRY OF RED AZALEAS

Domnica Radulescu for COUNTRY OF RED AZALEAS
06:30 pm - 04/11/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Domnica Radulescu will be in conversation with Barbara Mujica, author of Frida and I Am Venus. Mujica is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and a professor...

Jane Mendelsohn for BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE

Jane Mendelsohn for BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
06:30 pm - 04/06/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

“It begins with a child . . .” So opens Jane Mendelsohn’s powerful, riveting new novel. A classic family tale colliding with the twenty-first century, Burning...

Spring Wine Tasting - Rosé

Spring Wine Tasting - Rosé
06:00 pm - 04/05/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Spring has sprung and we're celebrating with a Rosé tasting! Flights of four wines for $12 and glasses for $9. Featuring: Los Dos – Valencia, Spain Los...

Jay Wexler for WHEN GOD ISN'T GREEN

Jay Wexler for WHEN GOD ISN'T GREEN
06:30 pm - 03/30/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In this lively, round-the-world trip, law professor and humorist Jay Wexler explores the intersection of religion and the environment. Whether it’s Hindus in...

Glen Weldon for THE CAPED CRUSADE

Glen Weldon for THE CAPED CRUSADE
06:30 pm - 03/29/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Glen Weldon will be in conversationwith Linda Holmes, host and editor of NPR's Monkey See blog. A witty, intelligent cultural history from NPR book critic Glen...

Steve Olson for ERUPTION

Steve Olson for ERUPTION
06:30 pm - 03/23/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster. For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists,...

Anne Boyd Rioux for CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON & Greer Macallister for THE MAGICIAN'S LIE

Anne Boyd Rioux for CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON & Greer Macallister for THE MAGICIAN'S LIE
06:30 pm - 03/22/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–1894), who contributed to Henry James’s conception of his heroine Isabelle Archer in The Portrait of a Lady, was one of the...

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer for LA SUPERBA

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer for LA SUPERBA
06:30 pm - 03/21/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Presented in partnership with the Netherlands Embassy in Washington. DC and the Netherlands America Foundation. La Superba is a Rabelaisian stylistic tour-de-force...

Barry Svrluga for THE GRIND

Barry Svrluga for THE GRIND
06:30 pm - 03/16/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Barry Svrluga will be in conversation with with Mike Martinez, managing producer of the Kojo Nnamdi Show. At 162 games, it is the sports world’s longest season....

Nick Seeley for CAMBODIA NOIR

Nick Seeley for CAMBODIA NOIR
06:30 pm - 03/15/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Cambo offers a hundred kinds of trouble that June could have got mixed up in. The Phnom Penh underworld is in an uproar after a huge drug bust, a local reporter...

Olivia Laing for THE LONELY CITY

Olivia Laing for THE LONELY CITY
06:30 pm - 03/14/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Olivia Laing will be in conversation with Tayla Burney, producer at The Kojo Nnamdi Show. A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject...

Carolyn Betensky and Jonathan Loesberg for THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS

Carolyn Betensky and Jonathan Loesberg for THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS
06:30 pm - 03/02/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join translators Carolyn Betensky and Jonathan Loesberg as we celebrate the first new translation in over a century of the brilliant epic novel that inspired Les...

Amber Sparks for THE UNFINISHED WORLD

Amber Sparks for THE UNFINISHED WORLD
06:30 pm - 02/24/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Amber Sparks will be in conversation with Chris Chester, audience editor at WAMU. In the weird and wonderful tradition of Kelly Link and Karen Russell, Amber Sparks’s...

Randy Roberts for BLOOD BROTHERS

Randy Roberts for BLOOD BROTHERS
06:30 pm - 02/23/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Randy Roberts will be in conversation with Kojo Nnamdi, host of the Kojo Nnamdi Show. In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter,...

Michelle Adelman for PIECE OF MIND

Michelle Adelman for PIECE OF MIND
06:30 pm - 02/22/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Michelle Adelman will be in conversation with Ruth Tam, producer of the Kojo Nnamdi Show. Told with warmth and intelligence, Piece of Mind introduces one of the...

Sarah Marquis for WILD BY NATURE

Sarah Marquis for WILD BY NATURE
06:30 pm - 02/17/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Not since Cheryl Strayed gifted us with her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir, Wild, has there been such a powerful epic adventure by a woman alone....

Dawn Tripp for GEORGIA

Dawn Tripp for GEORGIA
06:30 pm - 02/16/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Dawn Tripp will be in conversation with Bethanne Patrick. "Tripp's writing is the linguistic equivalent of O'Keeffe's art: bold, luminous, full of unusual juxtapositions...By...

Joanne Bamberger, Mary C. Curtis, and Emily Zanotti for LOVE HER, LOVE HER NOT: The Hillary Paradox

Joanne Bamberger, Mary C. Curtis, and Emily Zanotti for LOVE HER, LOVE HER NOT: The Hillary Paradox
06:30 pm - 02/15/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox delves into the nuances of our complicated feelings about one of the most powerful women ever in American politics. In...

Dayna Bowen Matthew for JUST MEDICINE

Dayna Bowen Matthew for JUST MEDICINE
06:30 pm - 02/10/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Over 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost each year due to health disparities, the unfair, unjust, and avoidable differences between the quality and...

John Steele Gordon for WASHINGTON'S MONUMENT

John Steele Gordon for WASHINGTON'S MONUMENT
06:30 pm - 02/09/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

John Steele Gordon will be in conversation with Martin DiCaro, transportation reporter. Conceived soon after the American Revolution ended, the great monument to...

Atlas Brew Works Tasting Event - New Date!

Atlas Brew Works Tasting Event - New Date!
06:00 pm - 02/09/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us in the bar for a tasting event with Atlas Brew Works! Representatives from the brewery will be on hand to taste the Rowdy Rye Ale, District Common Lager,...

Rashod Ollison for SOUL SERENADE

Rashod Ollison for SOUL SERENADE
06:30 pm - 02/03/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Rashod Ollison will be in conversation with Ally Schweitzer, editor of Bandwidth, WAMU’s music website A coming-of-age memoir about a young boy in rural Arkansas...

Jeffrey Stern for THE LAST THOUSAND

Jeffrey Stern for THE LAST THOUSAND
06:30 pm - 02/02/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Under the protection of foreign forces, a special place has flourished in Afghanistan. The Marefat School is an award-winning institution in the Western slums of...

Cancelled, for now! Atlas Brew Works Tasting Event

Cancelled, for now! Atlas Brew Works Tasting Event
06:00 pm - 01/26/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us in the bar for a tasting event with Atlas Brew Works! Representatives from the brewery will be on hand to taste the Rowdy Rye Ale, District Common Lager,...

POSTPONED: Books, Beers & Bites featuring Atlas Brew Works!

POSTPONED: Books, Beers & Bites featuring Atlas Brew Works!
06:00 pm - 01/26/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Due to the crazy snow that has piled up everywhere, this event is being rescheduled for a future date. Please stay tuned... Join us in the bar for a tasting event...

Cancelled - Gretchen Henderson for UGLINESS

Cancelled - Gretchen Henderson for UGLINESS
06:30 pm - 01/25/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Ugly as sin, the ugly duckling—or maybe you fell out of the ugly tree? Let’s face it, we’ve all used the word “ugly” to describe someone we’ve seen—hopefully...

Elaine Kamarck for PRIMARY POLITICS

Elaine Kamarck for PRIMARY POLITICS
06:30 pm - 01/20/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In Primary Politics, political insider Elaine Kamarck explains how the presidential nomination process became the often baffling system we have today. Her focus...

Carole Burns for THE MISSING WOMAN AND OTHER STORIES

Carole Burns for THE MISSING WOMAN AND OTHER STORIES
06:30 pm - 01/13/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Stories in The Missing Woman circle around women who are either literally missing – a mother in rehab, a daughter never born – or who are missing some metaphorical...

Maris Kreizman for SLAUGHTERHOUSE 90210 with Linda Holmes

Maris Kreizman for SLAUGHTERHOUSE 90210 with Linda Holmes
06:30 pm - 01/11/2016

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Maris Kreizman will be joined in conversation with Linda Holmes, host and editor of NPR's Monkey See blog. Slaughterhouse 90210 pairs literature's greatest lines...

Vanessa Blakeslee for JUVENTUD and Dave Reidy for THE VOICEOVER ARTIST

Vanessa Blakeslee for JUVENTUD and Dave Reidy for THE VOICEOVER ARTIST
06:30 pm - 11/23/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Vanessa Blakeslee JUVENTUD Growing up as the only daughter of a wealthy landowner in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, teenaged Mercedes Martinez knows a world of maids,...

Tanya Golash-Boza for DEPORTED

Tanya Golash-Boza for DEPORTED
06:30 pm - 11/17/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The United States currently is deporting more people than ever before: 4 million people have been deported since 1997 –twice as many as all people deported prior...

Stephen Hess for AMERICA'S POLITICAL DYNASTIES

Stephen Hess for AMERICA'S POLITICAL DYNASTIES
06:30 pm - 11/16/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The Constitution states that "no title of nobility shall be granted by the United States," yet it seems political nobility is as American as apple pie. America was...

Irin Carmon for NOTORIOUS RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Irin Carmon for NOTORIOUS RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
06:30 pm - 11/15/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Irin Carmon will be in conversation with Fatima Goss Graves, Senior Vice President for Program at the National Women Law Center, where she leads a broad program...

Rick Moody for HOTELS OF NORTH AMERICA

Rick Moody for HOTELS OF NORTH AMERICA
06:30 pm - 11/11/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From the acclaimed Rick Moody, a darkly comic portrait of a man who comes to life in the most unexpected of ways: through his online reviews. Reginald Edward Morse...

Forrest Pritchard for GROWING TOMORROW

Forrest Pritchard for GROWING TOMORROW
06:30 pm - 11/10/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Forrest Pritchard will be in conversation with Michael Martinez, Producer for The Kojo Nnamdi Show. WAMU 88.5 public radio is part of your world, and now we're...

Bruce Riedel for JFK'S FORGOTTEN CRISIS

Bruce Riedel for JFK'S FORGOTTEN CRISIS
06:30 pm - 11/09/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Bruce Riedel provides new perspective and insights into Kennedy's forgotten crisis in the most dangerous days of the cold war. The Cuban Missile Crisis defined the...

Heritage Brewing Tasting Event

Heritage Brewing Tasting Event
06:00 pm - 11/09/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

6-10pm Join us on for a tasting event with Heritage Brewing Company. Representatives from the brewery will be on hand to taste four beers; IPA, Honey Ginger...

Roy Scranton for LEARNING TO DIE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

Roy Scranton for LEARNING TO DIE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
06:30 pm - 11/04/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Roy Scranton will be in conversation with Jonathan Wilson, Environmental Reporter for WAMU. WAMU 88.5 public radio is part of your world, and now we're in your...

Mehrsa Baradaran for HOW THE OTHER HALF BANKS

Mehrsa Baradaran for HOW THE OTHER HALF BANKS
06:30 pm - 11/03/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The United States has two separate banking systems today―one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. How the Other Half Banks contributes...

Alison Bass for GETTING SCREWED

Alison Bass for GETTING SCREWED
06:30 pm - 11/02/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Allison will be joined by former madam Julie Moya. Alison Bass weaves the true stories of sex workers with the latest research on prostitution into a gripping journalistic...

Hal Niedzviecki for TREES ON MARS

Hal Niedzviecki for TREES ON MARS
06:30 pm - 10/28/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The future is big right now—for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now....

John Kelly for NEVER SURRENDER

John Kelly for NEVER SURRENDER
06:03 pm - 10/27/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A remarkably vivid account of a key moment in Western history: The critical six months in 1940 when Winston Churchill debated whether the British would fight Hitler. Drawing...

David Greene for MIDNIGHT IN SIBERIA

David Greene for MIDNIGHT IN SIBERIA
06:30 pm - 10/26/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Travels with NPR host David Greene along the Trans-Siberian Railroad capture an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin. Far away from the trendy cafés,...

David Locke Hall for CRACK99

David Locke Hall for CRACK99
06:30 pm - 10/21/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

David Locke Hall will be in conversation with Chris Chester, Web Producer and Reporter at WAMU. WAMU 88.5 public radio is part of your world, and now we're in...

Kramerbooks Presents SC Gwynne for REBEL YELL

Kramerbooks Presents SC Gwynne for REBEL YELL
06:30 pm - 10/20/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From the author of the prize-winning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall”...

Gavin McCrea Book Reading

Gavin McCrea Book Reading
06:30 pm - 10/19/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Solas Nua is proud to announce that we will be co-hosting a book reading event to celebrate the U.S. launch of Gavin McCrea's debut novel, "Mrs. Engels." Please...

Gavin McCrea in Conversation with Bethanne Patrick. Co-presented by Solas Nua & Catapult Press

Gavin McCrea in Conversation with Bethanne Patrick. Co-presented by Solas Nua & Catapult Press
06:30 pm - 10/19/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

To celebrate the US launch of his highly acclaimed debut novel, Mrs. Engels, Gavin McCrea comes to Kramerbooks for a conversation with writer, author, and critic...

Kramerbooks Presents Matt Bell for SCRAPPER

Kramerbooks Presents Matt Bell for SCRAPPER
06:30 pm - 10/14/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Detroit has descended into ruin. Kelly scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in a part of the city known as “the zone,” an...

Thomas Mallon for FINALE

Thomas Mallon for FINALE
06:30 pm - 10/13/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Adding to a fiction chronicle that has already spanned American history from the Lincoln assassination to the Watergate scandal, Thomas Mallon now brings to life...

Evolution Brewing Company Tasting Event

Evolution Brewing Company Tasting Event
06:00 pm - 10/13/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

6-10pm Join us on for a tasting event with Evolution Craft Brewing Company to celebrate the release of their new Alpha Six Golden Ale! Representatives from the...

Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowitz for YOU BLEW IT!

Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowitz for YOU BLEW IT!
06:30 pm - 10/12/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Humankind is doomed. Especially you. It’s already too late. From overstaying your welcome at a party, to leaving passive-aggressive post-its on your roommate’s...

Rachel B. Glaser for PAULINA & FRAN and Amber Sparks for MAY WE SHED THESE HUMAN BODIES

Rachel B. Glaser for PAULINA & FRAN and Amber Sparks for MAY WE SHED THESE HUMAN BODIES
06:30 pm - 10/07/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art...

Marlon James for A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS

Marlon James for A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS
06:30 pm - 10/06/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

WAMU 88.5 public radio is part of your world, and now we're in your bookstore. We know listeners like to read and so do we. WAMU reporters, producers and anchors...

Elisabeth Egan for A WINDOW OPENS and Laura Dave for EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES

Elisabeth Egan for A WINDOW OPENS and Laura Dave for EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES
06:30 pm - 10/05/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

This event is presented with The Women's National Book Association in celebration of National Reading Group Month. In A Window Opens, beloved books editor at Glamour...

Theresa Brown for THE SHIFT

Theresa Brown for THE SHIFT
06:30 pm - 09/30/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A moving story unfolds in real time as practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown reveals the individual struggles as well as the larger truths...

Timothy Denevi for HYPER: A Personal History of ADHD

Timothy Denevi for HYPER: A Personal History of ADHD
06:30 pm - 09/29/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Denevi will be in conversation with Kyoko Mori, The first book of its kind, this compelling and moving memoir about what it’s like to be a child with ADHD also...

Kate Harding for ASKING FOR IT

Kate Harding for ASKING FOR IT
06:30 pm - 09/28/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, or just an...

Kramerbooks Presents Forrest Pritchard for GROWING TOMORROW

Kramerbooks Presents Forrest Pritchard for GROWING TOMORROW
06:30 pm - 09/22/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A beautiful, photo- and story-driven showcase of America’s pioneering eco-friendly farmers, with 50+ recipes! Interest in local, sustainable food is at an all-time...

Carmiel Banasky for THE SUICIDE OF CLAIRE BISHOP

Carmiel Banasky for THE SUICIDE OF CLAIRE BISHOP
06:30 pm - 09/21/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Greenwich Village, 1959. Claire Bishop sits for a portrait—a gift from her husband—only to discover that what the artist has actually depicted is Claire’s...

Kramerbooks Presents Ellen Urbani for LANDFALL

Kramerbooks Presents Ellen Urbani for LANDFALL
06:30 pm - 09/16/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Two mothers and their teenage daughters, whose lives collide in a fatal car crash, take turns narrating Ellen Urbani's breathtaking novel, Landfall, set in the wake...

Kramerbooks Presents Back to School with Clueless featuring Jen Chaney for AS IF!

Kramerbooks Presents Back to School with Clueless featuring Jen Chaney for AS IF!
06:30 pm - 09/09/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

WAMU 88.5 public radio is part of your world, and now we're in your bookstore. We know listeners like to read and so do we. WAMU reporters, producers and anchors...

Kramerbooks Presents Jeff Smith for MR. SMITH GOES TO PRISON

Kramerbooks Presents Jeff Smith for MR. SMITH GOES TO PRISON
06:30 pm - 09/08/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Jeff Smith will be in conversation with Martin Austermuhle, Web Producer and Reporter, for WAMU. WAMU 88.5 public radio is part of your world, and now we're in...

Kramerbooks Presents Delphine Schrank for REBEL OF RANGOON and Kimberly Burge for BORN FREES

Kramerbooks Presents Delphine Schrank for REBEL OF RANGOON and Kimberly Burge for BORN FREES
06:30 pm - 09/02/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

This event is presented in collaboration with the International Reporting Project. internationalreportingproject.org/ When Burma was still sealed to foreign journalists,...

Kramerbooks Presents Chis Elzey and David K. Wiggins for DC SPORTS

Kramerbooks Presents Chis Elzey and David K. Wiggins for DC SPORTS
06:30 pm - 09/01/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Washington, DC, is best known for its politics and monuments, but sport has always been an integral part of the city, and Washingtonians are among the country’s...

Kramerbooks Presents Helen McClory for On the Edges of Vision and Laurie Foos for The Blue Girl

Kramerbooks Presents Helen McClory for On the Edges of Vision and Laurie Foos for The Blue Girl
06:30 pm - 08/31/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In On the Edges of Vision, unease sounds itself in the language of legend. Images call on memory, on the monstrous self. In Helen McClory’s daring debut collection,...

Erotica Slam THREE!

Erotica Slam THREE!
08:00 pm - 08/19/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Share your sweet and sexy love stories, dirty ditties, or erotic poems. Satirical or not, straight or gay, haiku or sonnets, all and everything are welcome. Pieces...

Kramerbooks Presents Naomi Williams for LANDFALLS

Kramerbooks Presents Naomi Williams for LANDFALLS
06:30 pm - 08/18/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In her wildly inventive debut novel, Naomi J. Williams reimagines the historical Lapérouse expedition, a voyage of exploration that left Brest in 1785 with two...

Kramerbooks Presents Ruth Galm for INTO THE VALLEY

Kramerbooks Presents Ruth Galm for INTO THE VALLEY
06:30 pm - 08/12/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Ruth Galm’s spare, poetic debut novel, set in the American West of early Joan Didion, traces the drifting path of a young woman as she skirts the law and her own...

Kramerbooks Presents Rachel Hills for SEX MYTH with Latoya Peterson

Kramerbooks Presents Rachel Hills for SEX MYTH with Latoya Peterson
06:30 pm - 08/11/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From a bold new feminist voice, a book that will change the way you think about your sex life. Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live...

Kramerbooks Presents Saadia Faruqi for BRICK WALLS

Kramerbooks Presents Saadia Faruqi for BRICK WALLS
06:30 pm - 08/10/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Brick Walls: Tales of Hope and Courage from Pakistan is a heartwarming collection of short stories filled with larger-than-life characters and the seemingly impossible...

Kramerbooks Presents Laura Hankin for THE SUMMERTIME GIRLS

Kramerbooks Presents Laura Hankin for THE SUMMERTIME GIRLS
06:30 pm - 08/05/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

When two lifelong friends reunite for one more summer in small-town Maine, they must bridge the gap caused by the dreams and secrets that tore them apart… Ally...

Kramerbooks Presents an Evening of Humorous Readings

Kramerbooks Presents an Evening of Humorous Readings
08:00 pm - 08/03/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

What is it? It's an evening of humorous readings--like the kind you'd see in McSweeney's, or Shouts and Murmurs--live and in person. Also, it's free, and you can...

Kramerbooks Presents Maggie Messitt for THE RAINY SEASON: Three Lives in the New South Africa

Kramerbooks Presents Maggie Messitt for THE RAINY SEASON: Three Lives in the New South Africa
06:30 pm - 07/29/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

In-conversation with Andy Kroll Just across the northern border of a former apartheid-era homeland sits a rural community in the midst of change, caught between...

Kramerbooks Presents Dasha Kelly for ALMOST CRIMSON

Kramerbooks Presents Dasha Kelly for ALMOST CRIMSON
06:30 pm - 07/22/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From a young age CeCe copes with her mother's crippling depression, their severe poverty, an absentee father, and her own insecurities. With gorgeous language, a...

Kramerbooks Presents Nina Ansary for JEWELS OF ALLAH and Cyrus Copeland for OFF THE RADAR

Kramerbooks Presents Nina Ansary for JEWELS OF ALLAH and Cyrus Copeland for OFF THE RADAR
06:30 pm - 07/21/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Inspired by author Nina Ansary's scholarly journey, Jewels of Allah is a provocative roller coaster ride that shatters the stereotypical assumptions and the often...

Kramerbooks Presents Aida Zilelian for THE LEGACY OF LOST THINGS

Kramerbooks Presents Aida Zilelian for THE LEGACY OF LOST THINGS
06:30 pm - 07/14/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Aida Zilelian's breathtaking debut novel, The Legacy of Lost Things, follows three generations of a family of Armenian immigrants living in the United States, as...

Kramerbooks Presents Emily Mitchell for VIRAL: Stories

Kramerbooks Presents Emily Mitchell for VIRAL: Stories
06:30 pm - 07/13/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A dazzling collection of stories about how the familiar can suddenly turn strange. A guidebook introduces foreign visitors to a recognizable but dreamlike America,...

Kramerbooks Presents Jessica Fechtor for STIR: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home

Kramerbooks Presents Jessica Fechtor for STIR: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
06:30 pm - 07/01/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

An exquisite memoir about how food connects us to ourselves, our lives, and each other. At 28, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young...

The Promise of the Dupont Underground featuring Chef Nora Pouillon

The Promise of the Dupont Underground featuring Chef Nora Pouillon
06:30 pm - 06/30/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join board members from the Dupont Underground Project for an exclusive information session and a behind-the-scenes look at the abandoned trolley station beneath...

Kramerbooks Presents Jon Papernick, Alan Cheuse, and Jessamyn Hope

Kramerbooks Presents Jon Papernick, Alan Cheuse, and Jessamyn Hope
06:30 pm - 06/29/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Johnathan Papernick for THE BOOK OF STONE A searing psychological thriller set in pre-9/11 Brooklyn in which a family’s dark history and an estranged son’s attempt...

Kramerbooks Presents Thomas de Waal for GREAT CATASTROPHE

Kramerbooks Presents Thomas de Waal for GREAT CATASTROPHE
06:30 pm - 06/24/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The destruction of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16 was the greatest atrocity of World War I. Around one million Armenians were killed, and the survivors...

Kramerbooks Presents The Art of Travel: Women in Travel

Kramerbooks Presents The Art of Travel: Women in Travel
06:30 pm - 06/23/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Four travel writers share their travel tips and tricks for women. With Jess Moss, Norie Quintos, Jessica van Dop DeJesus, and Veronica Stoddart. Jess Moss is the...

Kramerbooks Presents Stephen Yafa for GRAIN OF TRUTH

Kramerbooks Presents Stephen Yafa for GRAIN OF TRUTH
06:30 pm - 06/17/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

No topic in nutrition is more controversial than wheat. While mega-sellers like Grain Brain and Wheat Belly suggest that wheat may be the new asbestos, Stephen Yafa...

Kramerbooks Presents Sam Kean for THE TALE OF THE DUELING NEUROSURGEONS

Kramerbooks Presents Sam Kean for THE TALE OF THE DUELING NEUROSURGEONS
06:30 pm - 06/16/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how...

Kramerbooks Presents an Evening of Humorous Readings

Kramerbooks Presents an Evening of Humorous Readings
08:00 pm - 06/15/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

What is it? It's an evening of humorous readings--like the kind you'd see in McSweeney's, or Shouts and Murmurs--live and in person. Also, it's free, and you can...

Kramerbooks Presents Brin-Jonathan Butler for THE DOMINO DIARIES

Kramerbooks Presents Brin-Jonathan Butler for THE DOMINO DIARIES
06:30 pm - 06/10/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Brin-Jonathan Butler will be in conversation with S.L. Price. A powerful and lively work of immersive journalism, Brin-Jonathan Butler's story of his time chasing...

Kramerbooks Presents WORLD FILM LOCATIONS, WASHINGTON DC

Kramerbooks Presents WORLD FILM LOCATIONS, WASHINGTON DC
06:30 pm - 06/09/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Freedom and democracy. Bills and laws. Bureaucracy and red tape. Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, is known for many things, mostof them related...

Kramerbooks Presents Kai Bird for THE GOOD SPY

Kramerbooks Presents Kai Bird for THE GOOD SPY
06:30 pm - 06/08/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA...

Kramerbooks Presents Noah Charney for THE ART OF FORGERY

Kramerbooks Presents Noah Charney for THE ART OF FORGERY
12:00 am - 06/03/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The Art of Forgery: Case Studies in Deception explores the stories, dramas and human intrigues surrounding the world’s most famous forgeries – investigating...

Kramerbooks Presents A. Brad Schwartz for BROADCAST HYSTERIA

Kramerbooks Presents A. Brad Schwartz for BROADCAST HYSTERIA
06:30 pm - 06/02/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens...

Kramerbooks and the Embassy of Switzerland Present Diccon Bewes on "Swissness"

Kramerbooks and the Embassy of Switzerland Present Diccon Bewes on "Swissness"
06:30 pm - 05/27/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Get an authentic picture of today’s Switzerland and explore the many facets of so-called Swissness. British author Diccon Bewes, who has made the Swiss capital...

Kramerbooks Presents Charles Dubow for THE GIRL IN THE MOONLIGHT

Kramerbooks Presents Charles Dubow for THE GIRL IN THE MOONLIGHT
06:30 pm - 05/26/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

The author of Indiscretion returns with a scorching tale of love, passion, and obsession, about one man’s all-consuming desire for a beautiful, bewitching, and...

Kramerbooks Presents Reid Mitenbuler for BOURBON EMPIRE

Kramerbooks Presents Reid Mitenbuler for BOURBON EMPIRE
06:30 pm - 05/19/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

How bourbon came to be, and why it’s experiencing such a revival today. This event includes a bourbon tasting. Unraveling the many myths and misconceptions...

Kramerbooks Presents Devora Zack for SINGLETASKING

Kramerbooks Presents Devora Zack for SINGLETASKING
06:30 pm - 05/12/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Too many of us have become addicted to the popular, enticing, dangerously misleading drug of multitasking. Devora Zack was once hooked herself. But she beat it and...

Kramerbooks Presents Hannah Papp for THE MYSTICAL BACKPACKER

Kramerbooks Presents Hannah Papp for THE MYSTICAL BACKPACKER
06:30 pm - 05/11/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Part memoir, part guidebook, The Mystical Backpacker invites you to explore your inner terrain and learn how to create your own unique version of a modern day vision...

Kramerbooks Presents Kenneth C. Davis for THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR

Kramerbooks Presents Kenneth C. Davis for THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR
06:30 pm - 05/06/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in The Hidden History of America at War. In prose that will remind you of...

Kramerbooks Presents Michael Tennesen for THE NEXT SPECIES

Kramerbooks Presents Michael Tennesen for THE NEXT SPECIES
06:30 pm - 05/05/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

While examining the history of our planet and actively exploring our present environment, science journalist Michael Tennesen describes what life on earth could...

Kramerbooks Presents CYNAN JONES for THE DIG

Kramerbooks Presents CYNAN JONES for THE DIG
07:00 pm - 05/04/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Cynan Jones will be in conversation with critic John Wilwol. Built of the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a farmer struggling through lambing season,...

Kramerbooks Presents NOIR AT THE BAR: Dames at Dusk

Kramerbooks Presents NOIR AT THE BAR: Dames at Dusk
07:00 pm - 05/03/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

We're happy to announce that, after being pummeled by winter, we're set for an all new rescheduled snow-free (probably) Dames at Dusk! The new event date is Sunday,...

Kramerbooks Presents Bryan Voltaggio for HOME at The Dupont Circle Farmers Market

Kramerbooks Presents Bryan Voltaggio for HOME at The Dupont Circle Farmers Market
10:00 am - 05/03/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

This event is a signing only. Top Chef Masters finalist Bryan Voltaggio's tribute to the American comfort food he enjoyed growing up, elevated with sophisticated...

Independent Bookstore Day!

Independent Bookstore Day!
12:00 am - 05/02/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Indie Bookstore Day Promotions! RAFFLE: Spend $25 dollars in the store and be entered to win a Kramerbooks Bag o' Swag! A Kramers tote filled with a t-shirt,...

Kramerbooks Presents Marcella Kriebel for MI COMIDA LATINA

Kramerbooks Presents Marcella Kriebel for MI COMIDA LATINA
06:30 pm - 04/28/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Back to the original date! April 28th at 6:30pm. A stunning, hand-lettered and fully cookbook featuring more than 100 authentic recipes collected from home kitchens...

Kramerbooks Presents Dorie Clark for STAND OUT

Kramerbooks Presents Dorie Clark for STAND OUT
06:30 pm - 04/27/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they'll be recognized as experts on the merits of their work. But that's simply not true...

Kramerbooks Presents Nora Poullion for MY ORGANIC LIFE  at The Dupont Circle Farmers Market

Kramerbooks Presents Nora Poullion for MY ORGANIC LIFE at The Dupont Circle Farmers Market
11:00 am - 04/26/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

A wonderfully engaging memoir from the woman who founded America’s first certified organic restaurant, My Organic Life is the story of an unheralded culinary pioneer...

BYOB - Book Drive

BYOB - Book Drive
06:30 pm - 04/23/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

This event will take place on the Afterwords Cafe Mezzanine. In honor of World Book Night 2015 you’re invited to support literacy, clear out your bookshelves,...

Kramerbooks Presents Carla Power for IF THE OCEANS WERE INK

Kramerbooks Presents Carla Power for IF THE OCEANS WERE INK
06:30 pm - 04/20/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

IF THE OCEANS WERE INK is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes...

Kramerbooks Presents Amy Butcher for VISITING HOURS

Kramerbooks Presents Amy Butcher for VISITING HOURS
07:00 pm - 04/19/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

VISITING HOURS is Amy Butcher’s deeply personal, heart-wrenching exploration of how trauma affects memory and the way a friendship changes and often strengthens...

Kramerbooks Presents The Art of Travel

Kramerbooks Presents The Art of Travel
06:30 pm - 04/15/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join experienced travel writers Andrew Evans, Marilyn Terrell, David C. Brown, and Michael Yessis as they share their books and best advice for travelers of all...

Kramerbooks Presents an Evening of Humorous Readings

Kramerbooks Presents an Evening of Humorous Readings
08:00 pm - 04/13/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

What is it? It's an evening of humorous readings--like the kind you'd see in McSweeney's, or Shouts and Murmurs--live and in person. Also, it's free, and you can...

Kramerbooks Presents Ron Rosbottom for WHEN PARIS WENT DARK

Kramerbooks Presents Ron Rosbottom for WHEN PARIS WENT DARK
06:30 pm - 04/08/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

WHEN PARIS WENT DARK evokes with stunning precision the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, and the brave people who fought against the darkness. Relying...

Kramerbooks Presents Mary Louise Kelly for THE BULLET

Kramerbooks Presents Mary Louise Kelly for THE BULLET
06:30 pm - 04/07/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From former NPR correspondent Mary Louise Kelly comes a heart-pounding story about fear, family secrets, and one woman’s hunt for answers about the murder of her...

Kramerbooks Presents Tara Austen Weaver for ORCHARD HOUSE

Kramerbooks Presents Tara Austen Weaver for ORCHARD HOUSE
06:30 pm - 04/01/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Tara Austen Weaver will be in conversation with Joe Yonan, Food and Dining Editor at The Washington Post. For fans of Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving memoir of...

Kramerbooks Presents Jynne Dilling Martin for WE MAMMALS IN HOSPITABLE TIMES

Kramerbooks Presents Jynne Dilling Martin for WE MAMMALS IN HOSPITABLE TIMES
06:30 pm - 03/31/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

We Mammals in Hospitable Times rushes headlong into an awfully dangerous planet: a spinning rock in outer space called Earth, where the smallest zoo animals are...

Kramerbooks Presents Garrett Peck for WALT WHITMAN IN WASHINGTON, DC

Kramerbooks Presents Garrett Peck for WALT WHITMAN IN WASHINGTON, DC
06:30 pm - 03/30/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Walt Whitman was already famous for Leaves of Grass when he journeyed to the nation's capital at the height of the Civil War to find his brother George, a Union...

Kramerbooks Presents Tania James for THE TUSK THAT DID THE DAMAGE

Kramerbooks Presents Tania James for THE TUSK THAT DID THE DAMAGE
06:30 pm - 03/25/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Tania James will be in conversation with the Book Maven, Bethanne Patrick. From the critically acclaimed author of Atlas of Unknowns and Aerogrammes, a tour de...

Kramerbooks Presents John Hampsey for KAUFMAN'S HILL

Kramerbooks Presents John Hampsey for KAUFMAN'S HILL
06:30 pm - 03/23/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Kaufman's Hill opens with a prosaic neighborhood scene: The author and some other young boys are playing by the creek, one of their usual stomping grounds. But it...

Kramerbooks Presents Adina Grigore for SKIN CLEANSE

Kramerbooks Presents Adina Grigore for SKIN CLEANSE
06:30 pm - 03/19/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

On the Afterwords Mezzanine. From skincare expert and founder of the thriving organic skincare line SW Basics comes a comprehensive yet simple guide to switching...

Kramerbooks Presents Lynne Truss for CAT OUT OF HELL

Kramerbooks Presents Lynne Truss for CAT OUT OF HELL
12:00 am - 03/15/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss (Eats, Shoots & Leaves) is back with a mesmerizing and hilarious tale of cats and murder For people who...

Kramerbooks Presents Asali Solomon for DISGRUNTLED

Kramerbooks Presents Asali Solomon for DISGRUNTLED
06:30 pm - 03/11/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

An elegant, vibrant, startling coming-of-age novel, for anyone who’s ever felt the shame of being alive Kenya Curtis is only eight years old, but she knows that...

Kramerbooks Presents John Renehan for THE VALLEY

Kramerbooks Presents John Renehan for THE VALLEY
06:30 pm - 03/10/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Black didn’t know its name, but he knew it lay deeper and higher than any other place Americans had ventured. You had to travel through a network of interlinked...

Kramerbooks Presents Darrell West for BILLIONAIRES

Kramerbooks Presents Darrell West for BILLIONAIRES
06:30 pm - 03/04/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Darrell West will be in-conversation with Ken Vogel Meet the Billionaires: the 1,645 men and women who control a massive share of global assets worth $6.5 trillion....

Kramerbooks Presents a Two Dollar Radio and Curbside Splendor Showcase!

Kramerbooks Presents a Two Dollar Radio and Curbside Splendor Showcase!
06:30 pm - 03/02/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join authors from Two Dollar Radio and Curbside Splendor for an evening of independent fiction. Featuring: BINARY STAR by Sarah Girard ANCIENT OCEANS OF CENTRAL...

Kramerbooks Presents Noir at the Bar: Dames at Dusk

Kramerbooks Presents Noir at the Bar: Dames at Dusk
07:00 pm - 03/01/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Kramerbooks Presents Noir at the Bar: Dames at Dusk The ten writers reading their crime-ridden work are: Allison Leotta Amber Sparks Barb Goffman Donna Andrews...

Kramerbooks Presents an Evening of Humorous Readings

Kramerbooks Presents an Evening of Humorous Readings
08:00 pm - 02/23/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

What is it? It's an evening of humorous readings--like the kind you'd see in McSweeney's, or Shouts and Murmurs--live and in person. Also, it's free, and you can...

Kramerbooks Presents Cooks in the Bookstore

Kramerbooks Presents Cooks in the Bookstore
06:30 pm - 02/18/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Join us for an evening with Joe Yonan, Bonnie Benwick and David Hagedorn. Bring your cooking and food questions for three of Washington’s favorite local food...

Kramerbooks Presents Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy for MR. PUTIN

Kramerbooks Presents Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy for MR. PUTIN
06:30 pm - 02/11/2015

At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin’s ideas come from? How does he look at the outside...

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