The extensive hurricane damage suffered in recent days across the southern United States and in the Caribbean has prompted us here at Politics and Prose, as in many businesses and homes around the country, to ask what can be done to help the monumental recovery efforts ahead. Already a number of organizations and individuals have contributed to an outpouring of generosity and compassion, and P&P wants to do its part.

So for starters, we’ve decided to contribute 20 percent of the store’s sales over the next two Saturdays to aid groups. Funds raised from P&P’s sales on September 16 (excluding school book fair purchases) will go specifically to Direct Relief, which has been quick to provide medical and other assistance to communities struck by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Then on September 23, P&P’s proceeds will be given to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, which is helping booksellers and bookstores affected by the storms. If there’s a book or two that you’ve been meaning to purchase, either of the upcoming Saturdays is the time to do so!

Closer to home, we’re supporting another charitable campaign, this one aimed at bringing a bookstore to the Anacostia neighborhood, where no bookstore currently exists. An effort spearheaded by Kymone Freeman and the We Act Radio station plans to establish the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore, named in honor of a 27-year-old community journalist killed two years ago at a bus stop by a bullet that police suspect was intended for someone else. To assist this initiative, we’ll be donating 20 percent of P&P’s sales on September 30. For more information on this project, go to www.weactradio.com. And on September 30 at 3:30 p.m., come to P&P to hear Freeman discuss the fundraising drive with Derek Hyra, author of Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City about DC’s changing neighborhoods.

Thanks in advance for any support you can extend to these worthy causes.

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P&P’s Upcoming Donation Drives
The extensive hurricane damage suffered in recent days across the southern United States and in the Caribbean has prompted us here at Politics and Prose, as in many businesses and homes around the country, to ask what can be done to help the monumental recovery efforts ahead. Already a number of organizations and individuals hav... read more

Dere Hyra and Kymone Freeman

Saturday, September 30 at 3:30 pm

Story of the Jews: 1492-1900

Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m.

Inspiring Look at the American Dream

Sunday, October 29, 5 p.m.

Every Word Counts: Flash Fiction Class

October 30, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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