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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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