The Green Book

Better known as ‘The Green Book’ for its emerald cover, The Social List of Washington has been published by four generations of the same family since 1930, with a new edition released in the Fall annually. The Green Book remains the preeminent list of Washington’s society and arbiter of social precedence in the Metropolitan Area. Selection to the book is by invitation only.

Buy The Green Book

The Green Book is available for purchase to members and approved individuals and organizations.  The Green Book is often purchased for its Protocol and Precedence Listings as well as for the listings of the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Diplomatic Corps, and various other government agencies.


The Green Book lists the most prominent Washingtonians from the ranks of business, law, government, philanthropy, technology, and more. Selection to the book is by invitation only. Members are defined by their commitment to the community, family and profession. Members may nominate new members at any time. Nominees do require a second sponsor and are subject to approval by The Green Book Governing Board.