Former reporters to buy Politics and Prose in DC

AP News
Posted: Mar 28, 2011 8:06 PM
Former reporters to buy Politics and Prose in DC

Washington bookstore Politics and Prose has found a buyer for the 27-year-old city institution and a key stop for writers from Bill Clinton to J.K. Rowling.

Former Washington Post journalists Bradley Graham and his wife Lissa Muscatine were introduced Monday as future owners.

The sale price was not immediately disclosed. In an era of competition when many independent stores closed, Politics and Prose expanded.

Co-founders Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade put it up for sale last year after Cohen became seriously ill. She died in October.

Meade and Cohen's husband David Cohen considered six serious bids.

Graham began at the Post in 1978 as a reporter and editor and has written two books. Muscatine left journalism and has been aide to Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.