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    You can order today from these black-owned independent bookstores.

    Corinne Segal

    June 3, 2020, 9:30am

    Across the country, black-owned bookstores have served as community gathering spaces, support for emerging authors, and educational resources. Those listed below are open and ready for online orders, with the exception of several stores that are only taking orders over the phone, which are noted in parentheses.

    Order from these independent bookstores:
    *To add your store to the following list, please email info@lithub.com

    Little Rock, AR
    Pyramid Art Books & Custom Framing

    Long Beach, CA
    Shades of Afrika

    Los Angeles, CA
    Eso Won Bookstore · Reparations Club · Malik Books · Little Visioneers

    Vallejo, CA
    Ashay by the Bay

    Oakland, CA
    Marcus Books (local phone orders)

    Monterey, CA
    Old Capitol Books

    Sacramento, CA
    Carol’s Books (local phone orders) · Underground Books

    Denver, CO
    Shop at MATTER

    Old Saybrook, CT
    Burgundy Books

    District of Columbia
    Mahogany Books · Sankofa Video Books & Cafe · Loyalty Bookstore · Solid State Books

    Boynton Beach, FL
    Pyramid Books

    Longwood, FL
    Dare Books

    St. Petersburg, FL
    Cultured Books

    Tampa, FL
    Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature & Culture Museum

    Atlanta, GA
    Medu Bookstore (launches online bookstore in a month, contact store if you want to be notified) · For Keeps Bookstore · Good Books

    Covington, GA
    Onyx Bookstore Cafe

    Decatur, GA
    The Listening Tree · Brave + Kind Bookshop

    Lithonia, GA
    Black Dot Cultural Center

    Rincon, GA
    Moore Books

    Mableton, GA
    All Things Inspiration Giftique

    Morrow, GA
    NuBian Books (local phone orders)

    Chicago, IL
    Frontline Bookstore · Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery · The Underground Bookstore (local phone orders) · Rose Café

    Maywood, IL
    Afriware Books, Co

    South Bend, IN
    The Brain Lair Bookstore

    Kokomo, IN
    Beyond Barcodes Bookstore

    Evansville, IN
    Akoma Novelties & Books

    New Orleans, LA
    Community Book Center (local phone orders)

    Baltimore, MD
    Everyone’s Place (local phone orders)

    Gwynn Oak, MD
    Wisdom Book Center

    Silver Spring, MD
    Loyalty Bookstore

    Boston, MA
    Frugal Bookstore

    Rockport, MA
    Susie’s Stories

    Springfield, MA
    Olive Tree Books N Voices (local phone orders)

     Detroit, MI
    Source Booksellers · Detroit Book City

    Highland Park, MI
    Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe

    Ypsilanti, MI
    Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center

    University City, MO

    Kansas City, MO
    Willa’s Books and Vinyl · Bliss Books & Wine

    Ocean Springs, MS
    Wonders of the World Book and Toy Store

    Charlotte, NC

     Omaha, NE
    Aframerican Book Store

    Camden, NJ
    La Unique African American Books & Cultural Center

    Newark, NJ
    Source of Knowledge Book Store (call 973-824-2556 for local orders)

     New York, NY
    The Lit. Bar · Cafe con Libros · Sister’s Uptown Bookstore · Huemanbooks

    Buffalo, NY
    Zawadi Books (local phone orders)

    Rochester, NY
    The Secondhand Librarian

    Akron, OH
    Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre

    Cleveland, OH
    A Cultural Exchange

    Columbus, OH
    Alkebulan Ujaama Book Store (local phone orders)

    Oklahoma City, OK
    Nappy Roots Books

    Tulsa, OK
    Fulton Street Books & Coffee
    Mocha Books

    Portland, OR
    Third Eye Books Accessories and Gifts

    Philadelphia, PA
    Books & Stuff · Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books · Harriett’s Bookshop · Kareemah’s Urban Books

    Ross Township, PA
    The Tiny Bookstore

    Lansdale, PA
    The Black Reserve Bookstore (call 267-221-3090 for local orders)

    Goose Creek, SC
    Turning Page Bookshop

    Austin, TX
    Black Pearl Books

    Dallas, TX
    Pan-African Connection

    Duncanville, TX
    Enda’s Booktique

    Fort Worth, TX
    The Dock Bookshop

    Killeen, TX
    Black World Books

    Alexandria, VA
    Harambee Books and Artworks

    Chesapeake, VA
    Urban Moon Books

    Norfolk, VA
    House of Consciousness

    Martinsville, VA
    Books and Crannies

    Virginia Beach, VA
    Positive Vibes

    Seattle, WA
    Estelita’s Library

    Online only
    Loving Me Books
    Kizzy’s Books & More
    Black Classic Press
    Key Bookstore
    The Literacy Shop
    44th & 3rd
    Black Garnet Books
    Sscarlet’s Web
    Miss Read Books
    Essence Book Gallery
    Footprints Cafe LLC
    Legacy BookBar
    Brown Sugar & Spice Books

    Special thanks to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Bookshop.org, the African American Literature Book Club, and Jenna Johnson for providing information.

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