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Harry Potter at Kramerbooks
Saturday, July 30th 10:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! 

Pre-order a copy of Cursed Child now! Click here or call 202-387-1400.

We've got loads of fun planned, including a costume contest, a Potter-themed photo booth, trivia, temporary tattooing, and more! Come early for dinner - we've got Mrs. Weasley's Corned Beef and Beauxbaton's Bouillabaisse Stew as special menu items! And there...

Liz Moore for The Unseen World at Kramerbooks
Wednesday, August 3rd 6:30pm

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 accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at the same time that David’s mysterious history comes into question. When his mind begins to falter, leaving Ada virtually an orphan, she is taken in by one of David’s colleagues.

Soon she embarks on a...

Stuart Nadler for The Inseparables at Kramerbooks
Monday, August 8th 6:30pm

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 lose her hard-won anonymity. After a lifetime spent trying to outrun the humiliation her own book caused her, Henrietta has reluctantly agreed to a reissue of The Inseparables, the salaciously filthy and critically despised bestseller she wrote decades earlier.


Elaine Kamarck for Why Presidents Fail at Kramerbooks
Tuesday, August 9th 6:30pm

In Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again, Elaine Kamarck asks an important question: When did Americans lose faith in their leaders? And how can they get it back?

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 uninterrupted by changes in party or achievements by the White House. As the campaigning for the next president begins, the question we...

Margaret Wappler for Neon Green at Kramerbooks
Wednesday, August 10th 6:30pm

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 for a spaceship from Jupiter to land in your backyard. Welcome to Margaret Wappler's slightly altered 90s. Everything's pretty much the way you remember it, except for the aliens.

When a flying saucer lands in the Allens' backyard, family patriarch and environmental activist Ernest is up in arms. According to the company...