{{show_title_date || "President Obama jokes about looking ‘sad’ on Chuck Todd’s book cover, 11/29/14, 2:04 PM ET"}}

Here are the books Obama bought at Politics & Prose

Updated

President Obama and his daughters celebrated “Small Business Saturday” with a visit to Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C., where the president joked with staffers and chatted with shoppers. One patron told Obama he hopes the U.S. will close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, to which the president replied, “We’re working on it.”

The Obamas’ trip to Politics & Prose is becoming something of a tradition for the first family – they visited the store last year on “Small Business Saturday,” which comes after the Black Friday shopping holiday and is meant to be a boost to local businesses. 

Curious which books Obama purchased? Here is the list, according to the White House:

  • “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande
  • “Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business” by Barbara Park
  • “A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo and More” by Doreen Cronin
  • “I Spy Sticker Book and Picture Riddles” by Jean Marzollo
  • “Nuts to You” by Lynn Rae Perkins
  • “Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus” by Barbara Park
  • “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson
  • “Redwall” by Brian Jacques
  • “Mossflower” by Brian Jacques
  • “Mattimeo” by Brian Jacques
  • “Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms” by Katherine Rundell
  • “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan
  • “The Laughing Monsters” by Denis Johnson
  • “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  • “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
  • “Nora Webster” by Colm Toibin
  • “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China” by Evan Osnos

Barack Obama

Here are the books Obama bought at Politics & Prose

Updated