The Charnice Milton Community Bookstore, honoring the memory of the slain journalist (6/19/87– 5/27/15), began at We Act Radio studios in Historic Anacostia. The project supports literacy, reading and book ownership, particularly in the city’s east of the river book desert. Busboys and Poets-Anacostia, just down the street, hosts CMCB’s used book shelves and offers free books to young readers. Events, on site and around the community, also provide local youth with books to build their home libraries. Throughout the pandemic, operations have been modified.

Check out our new (12/31/20) on-line Bookshop where 30% of purchase price supports our work.

CMCB is a project of Social Art And Culture (SAAC), a DC-based 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible. Only donation over $250 will receive a tax deduction letter.

Our first publishing effort — released in December 2019 — is a book promoting reading, imagination, and conversation across generations. Learn more about The Great Kite and related fund-raiser.

Stop by We Act Radio, 1918 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, any Wednesday or arrange another time to donate books. Visit Busboys and Poets-Anacostia, 2004 MLK Ave SE, seven days and nights a week — as health restrictions permit. Please check with location for current operations.