Carla Cohen, 1936–2010

We were saddened this morning to hear of the passing of Carla Cohen, longtime co-owner of Washington, DC bookstore Politics and Prose. An obituary in the Washington Post called Ms. Cohen, “an exuberant force behind the evolution of Politics and Prose from a simple storefront into an institution that defined Washington’s literary scene,” and those of us who work in publishing will miss her energy, commitment, and love of good books.
The Politics and Prose Web site has details about an upcoming memorial service, as well as a page for longtime customers and friends to leave condolences, tributes, and remembrances.