"When the coffeehouse section was first added to Politics and Prose , Carla Cohen offered a $100 gift certificate to the person who came up with the best name for the downstairs space. The winning entry was 'Best Cellar Coffee;' however, it never stuck and continued to be know as, simply, 'The Coffeehouse at Politics and Prose.'"
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