Saturday, July 15, 2017

Activist in Washington DC wants to open bookstore in underserved neighborhood to honor a slain journalist


An activist in Washington DC wants to set up a bookstore in an underprivileged area of the SE section, to be called the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore, in honor of a journalist slain by a stray bullet from gun violence in the City, Perry Stein has a story from Friday, July 14, 2017 in the Washington Post Metro Section, here.

The store would be in the basement of We Act Radio. The owner would need to raise $180,000 for the project.

In the voting district of the store, 19% of adults lack the literacy to read a newspaper.

Back in 1972 when I had moved to northern New Jersey, I remember that the candidate from the “People’s Party of New Jersey” opened a “Make Up Your Mind Bookstore” in Madison N.J. 
  
As I drive around rural towns, I see a more small bookstores (along with antiques) than you would expect. 

Update: Aug. 4

The Facebook page for the new store is here.  I can't find a direct site. 

1 comment:

Bill Boushka said...

I got a crudely written comment from someone in North Carolina requesting books. Any request would have to go through the owner, whose contact is on the Facebook page just linked.