Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets (14th & V)

Business Type: Bookstore

Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Phone: (202) 387-7638

Website: http://bbpbooks.teachingforchange.org

Blog: http://bbpbooks.teachingforchange.org/blog

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Email: bbpbooks@teachingforchange.org

HOURS
Sun-Thurs 10 AM - MIDNIGHT
Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 2:30 AM

Teaching for Change Bookstore is Washington, D.C. area's best source for books that encourage children and adults to question, challenge, and re-think the world beyond the headlines. The bookstore is located in the Busboys and Poets (14th and V Streets NW) restaurant, performance space, and coffeehouse, which features a dynamic events schedule. Authors we have hosted include Simeon Booker, Octavia Butler, Charles Cobb Jr., Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, Lisa Delpit, Bill Fletcher Jr., Eloise Greenfield, Melissa Harris-Perry, Natalie Hopkinson, Clarence Lusane, Bob Moses, George Pelecanos, Barbara Ransby, Sonia Sanchez, John Sayles, Paula Young Shelton, Shirley Sherrod, Ronald Takaki, Howard Zinn, Dave Zirin, and countless more. Learn more here: http://www.teachingforchange.org/books/bookstore

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Specialties: Progressive Politics, Anti-Bias Children's books, Young Adult Literature with real-world themes, Independent Publishers, Multicultural Titles, events, full service restaurant and bar, vegan

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regg's picture

It sounds like a bookstore I

It sounds like a bookstore I would like to visit. I like the things that offer you different visions on reality, they train you and make you smarter. It's one of the reasons why I am a fan as well. I've never been to this bookstore but I'm definitely gonna pay it a visit.

maryrivera's picture

Store Review

i have visited the store and the surrounding is quite awesome with respect to the most of the local stores at the area i have purchased a very nice book related to health and fitness which is written on technique of yoga and also for the practices which are offered at the area i will absolutely +1 the bookstore it rocks

kitapbigi's picture

This store has one fine

This store has one fine independent movie program, great author meet-and-greet programs, and of course, readings. One distinctive activity this particular bookstore did was to publish, in large poster format, the statement the owner wrote declaring that they refused to hand over their customer list when Homeland Security came knocking, asking for a list of what customers read certain books for "investigative" purposes shortly after September 11, 2001 and the passage of the Patriot Act. The were involved in a lawsuit about this issue and, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), WON! The case was pretty high-profile in the area and gave me faith and hope that the small businesses and liberty can prevail!

phenomejon's picture

late night social justice reading

very few independent bookstores stay open until past 2am on the weekends. very few bookstores are run by nonprofit organizations committed to social justice. very few are located within a super hip restaurant. Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore is all of these things and more. i not only love the careful selection of progressive and multicultural titles in stock, but i appreciate the free author events very much. i've met some amazing people there, like Ralph Nader, Nikki Giovanni, Suheir Hammad, and Amy Goodman. this is definitely the spot to be in DC.

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