Activists across the United States are encouraging book lovers who want to show support for the ongoing protests against police violence to buy books from black-owned and African American–focused bookstores. PW has compiled a list of black-owned stores for readers to shop at. Any of the following stores would surely appreciate the business.
44th and 3rd Bookseller, Atlanta, Ga.
A Different Booklist, Toronto, Ont.
The African American Literature Book Club, online
AfriWare Books, Maywood, Ill.
Amalgam, Philadelphia, Pa.
Ashay by the Bay, Vallejo, Calif.
Atomic City Comics, Philadelphia, Pa.
Babycakes Book Stack, Online
Between the Lines Bookstore, Baton Rouge, La.
Beyond Barcodes Bookstore, Kokomo, Ind.
Black Garnet Books, Minneapolis, Minn.
Black World Books, Killeen, Tex.
Blackstone Bookstore & Cultural Center, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Book Boutique, Atlanta, Ga.
Books and Crannies, Martinsville, Va.
Brian Lair Books, South Bend, Ind.
Brave and Kind Books, Decatur, Ga.
Cafe Con Libros, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Carol's Bookstore, Sacramento, Calif
Cultured Books, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Da Book Joint, Chicago, Ill.
Dare Books, Longwood, Fla.
Detroit Book City, Southfield, Mich.
Enda's Booktique, Duncanville, Tex.
Eso Wan Books, Los Angeles
Eye See Me, University City, Mo.
For Keeps Books, Atlanta, Ga.
Frugal Bookstore, Roxbury, Mass.
Fulton Street Books & Coffee, Tulsa, Ok.
Harambee Books, Alexandria, Va.
Harriett's Bookshop, Philadelphia, Pa.
Hakim's Bookstore, Philadelphia, Pa.
Loyalty Bookstore, Washington, D.C., and Silver Spring, Md.
Lushena Books, Bensenville, Ill.
Mahogany Books, Washington, D.C.
Marcus Books, Oakland, Calif.
Medu Bookstore, Atlanta, Ga.
MeJah Books, Claymont, Del.
Mocha Books, Tulsa, Okla.
Nubian Bookstore, Morrow, Ga.
Olive Tree Books-n-Voices, Springfield, Mass.
Pyramid Art, Books, & Custom Framing, Little Rock, Ark.
Revolution Books, Berkeley, Calif. (editor's note: Revolutionary Books is "a revolutionary Communist store" that eschews traditional ownership models, and instead is "run and operated collectively by multiple nationalities and genders," and maintains "an important focus and rich collection of books on the history and present day reality of black people in America, on mass incarceration and the police, on novels and literature and other writing about black people in America," according to curator and manager Reiko Redmonde)
Riches in Reading, Maryland City, Md.
Sankofa, Washington, D.C.
Semicolon Bookstore, Chicago, Ill.
Sister's Uptown Bookstore, New York, N.Y.
Sistah Scifi, Online
Smith & Hannon, Cincinnati, Ohio
Solid State Books, Washington, D.C.
Source Booksellers, Detroit, Mich.
Source of Knowledge, Newark, N.J.
The Dock Bookshop, Fort Worth, Tx.
The Black Reserve, Lansdale, Pa.
The Key Bookstore, Hartford, Conn.
The Listening Tree, Decatur, Ga.
The Lit. Bar, Bronx, N.Y.
The Tiny Bookstore, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Turning Page Bookshop, Goose Creek, S.C.
Willa's Books, Kansas City, Mo.
Uncle Bobbie's Books and Cafe, Philadelphia, Penn.
Underground Books, Sacramento, Calif.
Yoruba Bookstore, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Zawadi Books, Columbus, Ohio
Correction: We have removed some entries from this story of stores we mistakenly believed were black-owned. In addition,this story has been updated with further stores.