CMCB at Busboys and Poets

Due to pandemic and other re-arrangements of the economy, used book sales at Busboys and Poets are suspended. Book carts are still available at We Act Radio, 1918 MLK, SE, and a new Little Free Library is active further south on MLK. Look for additional pop-up stores to come. A moving event honoring Charnice Milton‘sContinue reading “CMCB at Busboys and Poets”

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New books at BBP-Anacostia; Used books coming soon

Busboys and Poets-Anacostia, just a block from the We Act Radio station where Charnice Milton Community Bookstore began, is now hosting a small collection of books picked by CMCB staff. After a soft opening in early March, CMCB at BBP-Anacostia continues to add titles, and the shelves are filling. The used book section is scheduledContinue reading “New books at BBP-Anacostia; Used books coming soon”

New: From Slavery to Cecil Street

This copy of the 1947 classic is in great shape. Here is more about historian John Hope Franklin (1915-2009). Diane McKinney-Whetsone is author of six novels — including the 2004 Leaving Cecil Street — and former teacher of creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the book from Reading Group Guides andContinue reading “New: From Slavery to Cecil Street”

Ugh! The Constraint of Race and the Charm of Used Books

Some titles jump out as collections grow in the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore. The Constraint of Race: Legacies of White Skin Privilege in America is one of those books. And clearly a previous reader couldn’t resist commenting on one of the historic episodes described: Passage of Clinton’s 1994 crime bill, and the role of theContinue reading “Ugh! The Constraint of Race and the Charm of Used Books”