15 Black-Owned Bookstores To Support All Year Long


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For many, bookstores offer a place of solitude, literary refuge, and a place to connect with others. Black-owned bookstores around the country have continuously served as community meeting places, hosted events, and offered spots on shelves for up-and-coming Black writers.

During the pandemic, many Black-owned businesses unfortunately shuttered their doors as the economic fallout overwhelmed our cherished eateries, salons, and more. The Black Information Network wants to put you on to some Black-owned bookstores around the US that are keeping our local communities engaged in the joy of reading even in the face of hardships.

From Philadelphia, Atlanta, to Chicago, here are 15 Black-owned bookstores you can support this month and beyond.

Harriet's Bookshop –– Philadelphia, PA
Website: https://www.oursisterbookshops.com

Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery –– Chicago, IL
Website: https://www.semicolonchi.com

Mahogany Books –– Washington, D.C.
Website: https://www.mahoganybooks.com

Tattered Cover Book Store –– Denver, CO
Website: https://www.tatteredcover.com

Sistah Scifi –– Oakland, CA
Website: https://sistahscifi.com

Grassrootz Bookstore –– Phoenix, AZ
Website: https://grassrootzbookstore.com

The Listening Tree Children's Booktique –– Decatur, GA
Website: https://listeningtreebooks.com

Community Book Center –– New Orleans, LA
Website: https://readcbc.com

Marshall's Music & Book Store –– Jackson, MS
Information: https://www.loc8nearme.com/mississippi/jackson/marshalls-music-and-book-store/2983553/

Liberation Station Bookstore –– Raleigh-Durham, NC
Website: https://liberationstationbookstore.com

Cafe con Libros –– Brooklyn, NY
Website: https://www.cafeconlibrosbk.com

Smith & Hannon Bookstore –– Cincinnati, OH
Website: https://smithandhannonbookstore.org

Mocha Books –– Tulsa, OK

Website: https://www.readwithmochabooks.com

Turning Page Bookshop –– Summerville, SC
Website: https://turningpagebookshop.com

Positive Vibes Bookstore –– Virginia Beach, VA
Website: https://www.positivevibesva.com

For a list of more than 100 Black-owned bookstores across the country, check out this list by Oprah Magazine.

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