Support Us

Photos by the Murrell Creative Group, used with permission

Holiday Gifting

We are introducing a new way to support The Lantern Bookstore during the holidays and COVID shutdown while also distributing books to the ill, the needy, and the homeless in our neighborhoods. Please donate whatever amount, no matter how small, and we will use the proceeds to send books to the following in order to spread lights of learning to:

To help the Lantern Bookshop support our community, please click the button below (no Paypal account necessary) or send a check payable to the Lantern at the following address:

3241 P Street NW
Washington DC 20007

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

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.