Teaching for Change Bookstore Memories

On this 25th anniversary of Teaching for Change and 10th anniversary of our bookstore, we have passed the operations of the bookstore at 14th & V to Busboys and Poets partner Politics and Prose. As we prepare to end our operation of the bookstore at 14th & V, we are collecting testimonials and memories about the store, favorite books, author […]

Category: 2015, Bookstore, News, Uncategorized · Tags:

Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets to Close

In this 10th anniversary since the founding of Busboys and Poets at 14th and V Streets NW in D.C. with Teaching for Change as the partner on the bookstore, both organizations are poised to celebrate anniversaries, expand, and make a major transition. “Teaching for Change is celebrating ten years of our partnership with Busboys and […]

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A Gift for Ellington: The Books We’ve Read

By Clarence Lusane As a young child I became a voracious reader. I don’t remember a time when my mother did not read to me. Then she and I began to make weekly trips to the library as I got older. It was the best time of the week bar none. Finally, I grew old […]

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Pearl Cleage: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter

Pearl Cleage packed the house for one of our best ever author events featuring her new book, Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs. Teaching for Change board member and Spelman alumnae Nzinga Tull described the evening: “Ms. Cleage was elegant, yet also warm and familiar. The audience questions were probing and all over the […]

Category: 2014, Bookstore, News · Tags:

“Multiplication Is for White People”: Full House for Lisa Delpit’s Book Talk

On April 9, 2012, Teaching for Change was honored to co-host the book launch for Lisa Delpit’s new book “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children (The New Press). Click on images for album.   Education scholar Lisa Delpit spoke to a crowd of nearly 90 educators from D.C. area schools, […]

Responses to CityPaper Article About D.C. Bookstore

The Washington City Paper published “Politics and Prose’s Social Network: How much is a beloved bookstore really worth?” about Politics and Prose Bookstore after the death of co-founder and owner Carla Cohen. Most of the article was about the important role that Politics and Prose has played in the political, social, and literary community of […]

Category: 2011, Bookstore, News · Tags:

Teaching for Change Featured in Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness, a leading journal for the book trade, published a feature article about Teaching for Change’s Bookstore at Busboys and Poets. The author, Shannon McKenna Schmidt, visited us while traveling across the country reporting on independent bookstores. The article begins: “The flagship Busboys and Poets at 14th and V in Washington, D.C., has a classy, convivial […]

Category: 2010, Bookstore, News · Tags:

Teaching for Change Featured in Front Porch Journal

Front Porch interviewed four booksellers, including Teaching for Change’s Publications Director Don Allen, “to examine the many forces that shape literature, and to highlight the perceptive and passionate people to whom we owe the books on our shelves.”     Excerpt: Front Porch: How’s business? Don Allen: The bookstore is very popular. We receive great foot […]

Category: 2010, Bookstore, News · Tags:

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