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Black-Owned Bookstores to Buy From and Follow on Social Media

June 4, 2020
The Riveted Team
Believe In Your Shelf

One of the ways to be an ally to the Black community is by supporting Black-owned businesses. As you purchase books in order to learn about the Black experience and educate yourself on issues of race and racism, we recommend buying from Black-owned bookstores, a list of which you can find below along with links to their Instagram channels. Be sure to follow these stores so that you can be up-to-date on all their bookish news as well!

Thank you to Publisher’s Weekly for compiling this comprehensive list of stores. See their original post here.

 

Black-Owned Bookstores to Buy From and Follow on Social Media

 

Tiny Bookstore – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

A Different Booklist – Toronto, Ontario

 

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The African American Literature Book Club – Online bookstore

 

AfriWare Books – Maywood, Illinois

 

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Ashay by the Bay – Vallejo, California

 

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Babycakes Book Stake – Online bookstore

 

Between the Lines Bookstore – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Beyond Barcodes Bookstore – Kokomo Indiana

 

Black World Books – Killeen, Texas

 

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Blackstone Bookstore & Cultural Center – Ypsilanti, Michigan

 

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Book Boutique – Atlanta, Georgia

 

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Brain Lair Books – South Bend, Indiana

 

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Brave and Kind Books – Decatur, Georgia

 

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Café Con Libros – Brooklyn, New York

 

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Carol’s Bookstore – Sacramento, California

 

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Cultured Books – St. Petersburg, Florida

 

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Da Book Joint – Chicago, Illinois

 

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Dare Books – Longwood, Florida

 

Detroit Book City – Southfield, Michigan

 

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Enda’s Booktique – Duncanville, Texas

 

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Eso Won Books – Los Angeles, California

 

Eye See Me – University City, Missouri

 

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For Keeps Books – Atlanta, Georgia

 

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Frugal Bookstore – Roxbury, Massachusetts

 

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Fulton Street Books & Coffee – Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

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Harambee Books – Alexandria, Virginia

 

Harriett’s Bookshop – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

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Hakim’s Bookstore – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

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Loyalty Bookstore – Washington D.C. & Silver Spring, Maryland

 

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Lushena Books – Bensenville, Illinois

 

Mahogany Books – Washington D. C.

 

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Marcus Books – Oakland, California

 

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Medu Bookstore – Atlanta, Georgia

 

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MeJah Books – Claymont, Delaware

 

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Mocha Books – Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

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Nubian Bookstore – Morrow, Georgia

 

Olive Tree Books-n-Voices – Springfield, Massachusetts

 

Pyramid Art, Books, & Custom Framing – Little Rock, Arkansas

 

Revolution Books – Berkeley, California

 

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Riches in Reading – Maryland City, Maryland

 

Sankofa – Washington D. C.

 

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Semicolon Bookstore – Chicago, Illinois

 

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Sister’s Uptown Bookstore – New York, New York

 

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Sistah Scifi – Online Bookstore

 

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Smith & Hannon – Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Solid State Books – Washington D. C.

 

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Source Booksellers – Detroit, Michigan

 

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Source of Knowledge – Newark, New Jersey

 

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The Dock – Fort Worth, Texas

 

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The Black Reserve – Lansdale, Pennsylvania

 

The Key Bookstore – Hartford, Connecticut

 

The Listening Tree – Decatur, Georgia

 

The Lit. Bar – Bronx, New York

 

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Turning Page Bookshop – Goose Creek, South Carolina

 

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Willa’s Books – Kansas City, Missouri

 

Uncle Bobbie’s Books and Café – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Underground Books – Sacramento, California

 

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Yoruba Bookstore – Brooklyn, New York

 

Zawadi Books – Columbus, Ohio

 

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Check out our list of books by Black authors that you should read ASAP! 

 

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