Cheap Used Books Pop-up Block 37.
Where: Carpe Librum, Block 37, 108 N. State, Pedway (Lower Level).
When: May 30, 2017 to June 30, 2017. Hours: 8am – 6:30pm, Monday-Friday, and 11am-6:30pm on Saturday (closed Sundays).
Carpe Librum will offer thousands of books, CDs & DVDs for $1-4. I’m not a big fan of buying books etc. when we have access to one of the best library systems in the country but this shop benefits Turning the Page “a nonprofit connecting public schools, families, and the community to ensure students receive valuable educational resources and a high-quality public education”.Their area of focus is Washington DC.
Turning the Page is not rated by Charity Navigator and a quick glance at their Form 990 (tax return) shows that they spend half their revenue on administrative salaries. You can interpret that however you like. Still if you have to feed the book beast better to buy used. Since all the used book stores downtown closed more than ten years ago this is our only option.
Cheap Block 37 dining and booze
If you head over on a Tuesday between 11AM-3PM the Loncheria, Latinicty’s takeaway shop located in the Pedway, offers select BOGO tacos. Also on Tuesdays 4PM-7PM Latinicity (3rd floor) offers $2 pastor and chicken tinga tacos at Cerveceria. AND Monday-Friday between 4PM-7PM they also offer $5 margarita’s (retail rice $9) and discount draft beer.