Support Us

Photos by the Murrell Creative Group, used with permission

Join Our Mailing List

The best way to support the Lantern is by purchasing books, prints, and other items from the shop. Stay informed about upcoming sales and other events by joining our mailing list. Just complete this form or sign up when you visit the shop; we don’t sell our lists, and we only email with news about the store.

Financial Donations

We love our loyal customers who visit the shop, feed their love of books, and raise scholarship funds for Bryn Mawr students. People have asked if there are other ways to support the shop, beyond purchasing and donating books and volunteering.

We are happy to announce that you can now make a donation to support the Lantern through the buttons below. (You do not need to have a PayPal account.) All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, and are very much appreciated!

In-Kind Donations

The Lantern also welcomes certain in-kind donations other than books! Our current wish list is below. If you have items like this that can improve the shop’s infrastructure, please email us at, and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible!

Please do not bring items to the Lantern without checking with us first – storage space is tight!

Wish List

  • Bookshelves
  • Bookends in good condition
  • Child-sized chair for children’s section
  • Folding chairs in good shape
  • Metal bookshelves
  • Plastic shoebox-sized containers for cards, etc.
  • Plastic folding storage boxes (for hauling books, displaying specials, etc.)
  • Folding step stools
  • Storage cubes for LP records