10/12/2010 03:46 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Carla Cohen Dead: Co-founder Of Influential D.C. Bookstore Dies At 74

When Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade opened a little Connecticut Avenue bookstore 26 years ago, they had two full-time employees, a small inventory that skewed toward serious nonfiction and a name - Politics and Prose - that celebrated Washington's predilection for wonkery.

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