Black-Owned Bookstores

We appreciate the large amount of orders for anti-racism books that we have received! Thank you so much for the support! But we also encourage you to purchase anti-racism books, or ANY books for that matter, from Black-owned bookstores.This ensures the money you are spending on anti-racist learning goes towards supporting Black communities. Below is a list of such bookstores. Please email us with any corrections or additions. Thank you!

You can also use this Google Map (created by Don Gorman) that tracks all the independent bookstores across North America. 

Pyramid Art, Books, & Custom Framing, Little Rock, Ark.

Ashay by the Bay, Vallejo, Ca
Carol's Bookstore, Sacramento, Ca
Legendary Coffee and Books, Stockton Ca
Malik Books, Los Angeles, Ca
Marcus Books, Oakland, Ca
Octavia's Bookshelf, Pasadena, Ca
Old Capitol Books, Monterey, Ca
Smiley's, Carson Ca
Reparations Club, Los Angeles, Ca
Revolution Books, Berkeley, Ca
Shades of Afrika, Long Beach, Ca
The Salt Eaters, Inglewood Ca
Underground Books, Sacramento, Ca

Shop at Matter, Denver, CO

People Get Ready, New Haven, Conn. ( storefront)
The Key Bookstore, Hartford, Conn. ( storefront)

MeJah Books, Claymont, Del.

Dare Books, Longwood, Fla.
Eden Books, Chiefland, Fla. ( storefront)
Pyramid Books, Boynton Beach, Fla.

44th and 3rd Bookseller, Atlanta, Ga. ( storefront)
Black Dot Cultural Center and Bookstore, Lithonia, Ga
Book Boutique, Atlanta, Ga.
Brave and Kind Books, Decatur, Ga. ( storefront)
For Keeps Books, Atlanta, Ga.
Medu Bookstore, Atlanta, Ga.
Nubian Bookstore, Morrow, Ga.
The Listening Tree, Decatur, Ga.

AfriWare Books, Maywood, Ill.
Da Book Joint, Chicago, Ill.
Frontline, Chicago Ill
Lushena Books, Bensenville, Ill.
Semicolon Bookstore, Chicago, Ill. ( storefront)

Akoma Books, Evansville, Ind.
Beyond Barcodes Bookstore, Kokomo, Ind. ( storefront)
Brian Lair Books, South Bend, Ind. ( storefront)

The Soul Book Nook, Waterloo Iowa

Bliss Books & Wine, Kansas City, KC ( storefront)

WIld Fig Coffee & Books, Lexington, KY

Between the Lines Bookstore, Baton Rouge, La.
Community Book Center, New Orleans, La

Loyalty Bookstore, Washington, D.C., and Silver Spring, Md.
Red Emma's, Baltimore Md
Riches in Reading, Maryland City, Md.

Frugal Bookstore, Roxbury, Mass.
Olive Tree Books-n-Voices, Springfield, Mass.
Susie's Stories, Rockport Mass.

Blackstone Bookstore & Cultural Center, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Brown Sugar & Spice Books, Romulus Mich.
Comma Bookstore, Flint Mich.
Detroit Book City, Southfield, Mich.
Nandi's Knowledge Cafe, Highland Park, Mich.
Source Booksellers, Detroit, Mich. ( storefront)

Babycake's Book Stack, St Paul, Mn
Black Garnet Books, Twin Cities Mn

Marshall Books and Music Store, Jackson Ms - 601-355-5335

Bliss Books and Wine, Kansas City, Mo
Eye See Me, University City, Mo. ( storefront)
Willa's Books, Kansas City, Mo.

Aframerican Bookstore, Omaha, Ne

New Jersey
Source of Knowledge, Newark, N.J.
The Little Boho Bookshop, Bayonne, N.J. ( storefront)

New York
Bronx Bound Books (mobile bookstore)
Cafe Con Libros, Brooklyn, N.Y. ( storefront)
Sister's Uptown Bookstore, New York, N.Y. ( storefront)
The Lit. Bar, Bronx, N.Y.

North Carolina
Liberation Station, Durham NC

Elizabeth's Bookshop and Writing Centre, Akron Ohio

Fulton Street Books & Coffee, Tulsa, Ok.
Nappy Roots Books, Oklahoma City, Ok

A Concrete Rose Book Bar, Lancaster Pa
Amalgam, Philadelphia, Pa.
Atomic City Comics, Philadelphia, Pa.
Baby WordPlay, Philadelphia Pa
Hakim's Bookstore, Philadelphia, Pa.
Harriett's Bookshop, Philadelphia, Pa. ( storefront)
The Black Reserve, Lansdale, Pa.
The Tiny Bookstore, Pittsburgh, Pa. ( storefront)
Uncle Bobbie's Books and Cafe, Philadelphia, Pa ( storefront)

South Carolina
Turning Page Bookshop, Goose Creek, S.C. ( storefront)

Black Pearl Books, Austin Tex ( storefront)
Black World Books, Killeen, Tex.
Enda's Booktique, Duncanville, Tex
Pan-African Connection, Dallas, Tex
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth, Tex.  ( storefront)

Harambee Books, Alexandria, Va.
House of Consciousness, Alexandira, Va

Washington DC
Charnice Milton Community Bookstore, Washington D.C.
Loyalty Bookstore, Washington, D.C., and Silver Spring, Md. ( storefront)
Mahogany Books, Washington, D.C.
Sankofa, Washington, D.C.
Solid State Books, Washington, D.C. ( storefront)

Eselita's Library, Seattle, WA
L.E.M.S Bookstore, Seattle, WA

A Different Booklist, Toronto, Ont.
Knowledge Bookstore, Brampton Ont
Librairie Racines, Montreal, Quebec

The African American Literature Book Club, online
DTR 360 Books, online
Babycakes Book Stack, Online 
Sistah Scifi, Online

Please feel free to reach out to us with any corrections, or additions to this list.-


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