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Black Owned Bookstores in the U.S

It’s no secret that often times local businesses are overlooked by consumers. We not only believe in shopping local, but also in group economics, buying from people within our community to ensure our dollars stay in our communities.

This blog is to spotlight the Black-Owned bookstores around the United States.

If you visit them, please tell them Publack Library Publishing sent you!

*Click each bookstore name for website.


Grassrootz Bookstore- Phoenix, Arizona

Ali Nervis, owner of Grassrootz Bookstore: Image by azcentral.


Pyramid Art Books & Custom Framing: Image by Pyramid Art Books


Ashay by the Bay - Vallejo, CA

Carol's Books - Sacramento, CA

D3 Comic Book Spot - Richmond, CA

Eso Won Books - Los Angeles, CA

Malik Books - Los Angeles California

Marcus Books - Oakland, CA

Old Capitol Books - Monterey, CA

Reparations Club- Los Angeles, CA

Shades of Africa - Long Beach, CA

*Sistah Scifi - Oakland, CA

Smileys Books - Carson, CA

Underground Books - Sacramento, CA

Word of Life Christian Bookstores - Los Angeles, CA

*Strictly online bookstore

Underground Books: Image by KCRA


Shop at Matter - Denver, CO

Shop At Matter Bookstore: Image by Karma Compass


MeJah Books, Inc. - Claymont, DE

Emlyn De Gannes, owner of MeJah Books: Image by Ron Dubick


*African Bookstore - Plantation, FL

Cultured Books - St. Petersburg, FL

Dare Books - Longwood, FL

*Kizzy Books and More - Winter Garden, FL

Pyramid Books - Boynton Beach, FL

*Strictly online bookstore

Lorielle Holloway, owner of Cultured Books: Image by The Weekend Challenger


All Things Inspiration - Mableton, GA

Brave and Kind - Decatur, GA

For Keeps - Atlanta, GA

*Good Books - Atlanta, GA

Medu Bookstore - Atlanta, GA

Nubian Bookstore - Morrow, GA

The Listening Tree - Decatur, GA

*Strictly online bookstore

Omar & Kimberly Finley, owners of The Listening Tree: Image by The Listening Tree


Afriware Books, Co. - Maywood, IL

Da Book Joint - Chicago, IL

Frontline Books - Chicago, IL

Lushena Bookstore - Bensenville, IL

Semicolon - Chicago, IL

Semicolon bookstore: Image by Danielle Mullen


Akoma Books - Evansville, IN

The Brain Lair - Sound Bend, IN

Beyond Barcodes Bookstore: Image by WRTV


Between the Lynes Bookstore - Baton Rouge, LA

Community Book Center - New Orleans, LA

Read Between The Lynes bookstore: Images by Read Between The Lynes


Frugal Bookstore - Roxbury, MA

Olive Tree Books-n-Voices - Springfield, MA

Frugal Bookstore: Image by


Everyone's Place - Baltimore, MD

Jay's Books - Baltimore, MD

Loyalty Bookstore - Silver Spring, MD

Wisdom Book Center - Gwynn Oak, MD

Everyone's Place: Image by Everyone's Place


Detroit Book City - Southfield, MI

Nandi's Knowledge Cafe - Highland Park, MI

Source Booksellers - Detroit, MI

Truth Bookstore - Southfield, MI

Black Stone Books Store: Image by Carlos Franklin


Black Garnet Books - Minneapolis, MN

Dionne Sims, owner of Black Garnet Books: Image by FOX 9


Maati Jone Primm, owner of Marshall's Music and Bookstore: Image by Clarion Ledger


Aya Coffee and Books - Kansas City, MO

Bliss Books and Wine - Kansas City, MO

EyeSeeMe - University City, MO

Willa's Bookstore - Kansas City, MO

Jahna Riley, owner of Aya Coffee and Books: Image by Chancellor Adams

North Carolina:

Liberation Station Bookstore - Raleigh-Durham, NC

Shelves Bookstore - Charlotte, NC

Victoria Scott-Miller, owner of Liberation Station Bookstore: Image by Liberation Station


Marshall Taylor, owner of Aframerican Bookstore: Image by Omaha World Herald

New Jersey:

The Little Hobo Bookshop: Image by The Hoboken Girl

New York:

Blenheim Hill Books - Hobart, NY

Cafe con Libros - Brooklyn, NY

Grandma's Place - New York, NY

Revolution Books - New York, NY

The Schomburg Shop - New York, NY

Sister's Uptown - New York, NY

The Lit. Bar - Bronx, NY

Zawadi Books - Buffalo, NY

Cafe Con Libros: Image by BKReader


A Cultural Exchange - Cleveland, OH

Black Art Plus - Columbus, OH

Smith & Hannon Bookstore: Image from Yelp


Fulton Books & Coffee: Image by tulsakids


Michelle Lewis & Charles Hannah, owners of Third Eye Books Accessories & Gifts: Image by Portland Business Journal


Al-Furquan Bookstore - Philadelphia, PA

Amalgam Comics - Philadelphia, PA

Atomic City Comics - Philadelphia, PA

Black and Nobel - Philadelphia, PA

Books & Stuff - Philadelphia, PA

Hakim's Bookstore - Philadelphia, PA

Harriet's Bookshop - Philadelphia, PA

The Black Reserve - Lansdale, PA

The Tiny Bookstore - Pittsburgh, PA

Uncle Bobbies Cafe and Books - Philadelphia, PA

Jeannie Cook, owner of Harriet's Bookshop: Image by Kylie Gray

South Carolina:

Turning Page Bookshop - Goose Creek, SC

Turning Page Bookshop: Image by Turning Page Bookshop


The African Place - Memphis, TN

Alkebu-lan Images Bookstore: Inage by Alkebu-lan Images


Black Pearl Books - Austin, TX

Enda's Booktique - Duncanville, TX

The Dock Bookshop - Fort Worth, TX

Black Peal Books: Image by Shelfawareness


Books and Crannies - Martinsville, VA

Positive Vibes Bookstore - Virginia Beach, VA

Riches in Reading - Virginia Beach, VA

Urban Moon Books - Chesapeake, VA

Books & Crannies: Image by Beth B


Estelita's Library - Seattle, WA

L.E.M.S Bookstore - Seattle, WA

Estelita's Library: Image by thrillist

Washington DC:

Loyalty Bookstore: Image by ThienVinh Nguyen


Niche Book Bar - Milwaukee, WI

Centonia Weston, owner of Niche Bar: Image by Milwaukee Business Journal

We hope you take a visit to your nearest Black-Owned bookstore soon! Grab a coffee, a few books, and leave a review for the businessowner.

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