Charnice Milton Community Bookstore (CMCB) operates at We Act Radio studios, 1918 MLK Ave, SE, and through pop-up locations around the city. Just down the street, we provide a used book section, with free books to young readers, within Busboys and Poets-Anacostia, one of the local group’s newer locations. Politics and Prose, one of DC’s oldest bookstores, provided essential support for our launch.

Children’s books are available free of charge at the Busboys location, 2004 MLK Ave, SE. Adult books are sold for $5/each or $20/five. Every $5 allows us to put two more books into the hands of young readers. CMCB sells new books through Bookshop.org, helping our literacy oasis grow in additional ways.

Together with our partners, we offer on-line events and in-person gatherings, as health restrictions permit, to support a community of readers. CMCB is a project of Social Art And Culture (SAAC), a DC-based 501(c)3 non-profit.

Stop by the We Act Radio location any Wednesday, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. or arrange another time to donate books. 202-887-9797.


Please check current health restrictions before visiting either location in person.

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