National Book Festival Returns to an In-Person Experience (photos)

September 5, 2022

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.” ― René Descartes Over the course of its 20-year history, the Library of […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington’ 

August 17, 2022

Meet a fortunate son genuinely grateful for his luck.  Reviewed by Kitty Kelley  Sometimes, the sons of famous fathers are cursed. “They’re born on third base and think they’ve hit […]

Washington Drawings: Abe to Zoo, by Dhiru Thadani     


The recently published book “Washington Drawings: Abe to Zoo” by architect, author and urban designer Dhiru Thadani is a delightful pen and ink treasure of 26 drawings depicting favorite D.C. […]

Remembering David McCullough 

August 11, 2022

It is hard to say goodbye to my friend David McCullough, who died Aug. 7 at the age of 89. We met in 1989 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, at the centennial commemoration […]

Little Free Libraries of Georgetown and Beyond

July 28, 2022

The tiny boxed libraries you’ve seen sprinkled around Georgetown are not just local gems, but part of a global book-sharing community. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization with more […]

Kirchick’s ‘Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington’

July 18, 2022

In her final Q&A Café interview of the season, Carol Joynt hosted James Kirchick, author of “Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington,” at the George Town Club on […]

‘Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History’ 

July 13, 2022

An edifying, bloated chronicle of what might’ve been.    “For all sad words of tongue and pen,  The saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’ ”  These woeful words from […]

Summer Reading Suggestions

June 23, 2022

With the beach season upon us, we asked our staff to recommend some good summer reads. Hope you enjoy snuggling up to a good book. Let us know if you […]

She Started a Green Business that ‘Changes the Way the World Shops’

June 15, 2022

“I had to choose between going broke or breaking the world,” said Lisa D. Foster, Ph.D., entrepreneur, business coach, and pioneer of the reusable bag industry in the United States. […]

‘Bunny Mellon Style’ Celebrated at Luncheon

June 2, 2022

After a long pandemic-imposed hiatus, co-chairs Willee Lewis and Katherine Field Stephen welcomed supporters of PEN/Faulkner to a sun-filled literary Founding Friends luncheon around the pool of the Honorable Ann […]