Bookshelf

Database of Independent Black Owned Bookstores Serving Black Communities

If you believe in the importance of bookstores, which are dedicated to books by or about people of African descent, go out of your way to support one of the stores below.

Do we want to see an America where the ONLY place Black books can be purchased is from Amazon? Do we really want Amazon to have that responsibility—all by themselves?

If visiting an supporting a Black owned bookstore is physically impracticable here is a link to a list of websites you can support, including this one, AALBC.com: http://huria.org/booksites

1] A Cultural Exchange
12624 Larchmere Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44120

Store Hours: Mo-Fr 9AM-5:30PM

Owner/Proprietor: Deborah McHamm
Phone: 216-229-8300, Fax: 216-795-5302

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2] Huria Aframerican Book Store
3226 Lake St
Omaha, NE 68111

Store Hours: Mo-Sa 10AM-6PM
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: Opened in: 2000 –

3] Afri-Ware Inc.
1701 S. 1st Ave., Suite 503
Maywood, IL 60153

Store Hours: Th-Fi 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sa 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Nzingha Nommo
Phone: 708-223-8081, Fax: 708-524-8397

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4] African American Book Store
216 1st St
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: Opened in: 2000 –

5] African Imports Houston
12300 North Fwy Ste 147 Greenspoint Mall
Houston, TX 77060

Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor: Obi
Phone: (281) 875-0056 Opened in: 1997 –

6] Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore & Gift Shop
2721 Jefferson Street
Nashville, TN 37208

Store Hours: 8am-6:30pm CST M-F; 8am-6pm CST Sat-Sun
Owner/Proprietor: Yusef Harris
Phone: 615-321-4111, Fax: 615-321-4110

Opened in: 1986 – Nashville’s Center for African-American Books, Educational Materials, Gifts and Positive Afro-Centric Apparel.

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7] Becoming Gods Answer Bookstore
1832 Madison Ave (between 119th and 120th st)
New York, NY 10035

Store Hours: Tu – Fr 11 a.m. – 7p.m., Sa 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sun 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 2:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Rev Joyce Eady
Phone: 646-215-6119, Fax: 212-860-1566

8] Between the Lines Bookstore
4242 Government Street Suite #113
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Store Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Kim Knight
Phone: (225) 389-6392 Opened in: 2014 – Enhancing Your Reading Experience and a Headquarter for Literacy

9] Black and Nobel
1409 West Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 7:00am – 7:00 pm, Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Owner/Proprietor: Hakim Hopkins
Phone: (215) 965-1559 Opened in: 0000 – “We Ship to Prisons”

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10] Black Art Plus
43 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Store Hours: Tu-Sa 11AM-6:30PM
Owner/Proprietor: Mike Miller
Phone: 614-469-9980 Opened in: 1987 –

11] Black Books Galore, Inc.
65 High Ridge Rd., #407
Stamford, CT 06905

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: Opened in: 1992 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

12] Black Expression Book Source
9500 5 Western Ave
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Store Hours: Mon – Sa 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 708-424-4338

13] Black Mind Book Boutique
610 New York Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 718-774-5800 Opened in:Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

14] Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center
214 W. Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor: Kip Johnson and Carlos Franklin
Phone: (734) 961-7376 Opened in: 2013

15] Books Ink
1835 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60643

Store Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Constance D. Shabazz
Phone: 773-330-4115 , Fax: 773-445-0328

16] Books n Things, Cross Keys Plaza
2219 E 13th St N
Wichita, KS 67214

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 316-263-4742 Opened in:Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

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17] Cartel Cafe & Books Store
5011 Indian Head Highway
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Store Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: T. Styles
Phone: 240 724-7225 Opened in: 2008 – We sell the latest books and old school candies and treats!

18] Color Book Gallery
6353 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Store Hours: Wed-Sat 11-7, Winter 12-6
Owner/Proprietor: Deborah Gary
Phone: 215-844-4200 Opened in:One of The Nation’s Oldest Multicultural Children’s Bookstores. Visit us for a wide selection of multicultural, general, and bilingual children’s books and educational items for children

19] Community Book Center
2523 Bayou Road
New Orleans, LA 70119

Store Hours: Monday – Saturday : 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Vera Warren-Williams
Phone: 504-948-7323 Opened in: 1983 – We celebrate Black history every day!

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20] Da Book Joint
2311 E. 71 St
Chicago, IL

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor: Verlean Singletary
Phone: 773-655-3146 , Fax: 773-409-5476

Opened in: 2007

21] Dare Books
245 N. U.S. Highway 17-92
Longwood, FL 32750

Store Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Desmond A. Reid
Phone: 407-673-3273, Fax: 407-673-3270

Opened in: 1982

22] DC Bookdiva’s Mobile Bookstore
Various Locations in Washington, DC
Owner/Proprietor: T. Short
Fax: 202-478-2158

Our mission is to promote, publish, and market works of literature while providing exposure opportunities for new and established authors in the urban genre.

23] Eso Won Bookstore
4327 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Store Hours: Mo – Sa 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Su 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: James Fugate and Thomas Hamilton
Phone: (323) 290-1048 Opened in: 1990 – In the heart of historic Leimert Park

24] Ethnic Notions Bookstore
433 Solano Dr
Benicia, CA 94510

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 707-334-3060 Opened in: 2000 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

25] Everyone’s Place
1356 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

Store Hours: Mon – Sat 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 410-728-0877, Fax: 410-383-0511

26] Frontline Bookstore
5206 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 11-7, Sun: 11-5
Owner/Proprietor: Sekou
Phone: (773) 288-7718 Opened in: 1987 – Chicago’s premier Rastafari & Pan-African bookstore

27] Frugal Bookstore
306 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Roxbury, MA 02119

Store Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Leonard Egerton
Phone: 617-541-1722 Opened in: “Changing Minds One Book at a Time”

28] Grandma’s Place
84 West 120th Street
Harlem, NY 10027

Store Hours: Tue – Thu: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 10:30 am – 8:30 am, Sun: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Owner/Proprietor: Grandma Dawn
Phone: (212) 360-6776 Opened in: 2009 – Harlem’s Premier Children’s Book and Toy Store

Grandma’s Place Information Updated:2015-01-25

29] Hakim’s Bookstore and Gift Shop
210 S 52nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Store Hours: Wed – Thur 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fri – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 215-474-9495, Fax: 215-748-5414

Opened in: 2000 – Family Owned & Operated for over 40 years!

30] Hanna’s Ethnic Bookseller
240 Blue Mountain Way
Claremont, CA 91711

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 909-626-5051 Opened in: 2000 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

31] Hood Book Headquarters
20900 Dequindre Road
Warren, MI 48091

32] House of Consciousness
633 West 35th Street
Norfolk, VA 23508

Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 757-314-1943 Opened in: 1986

33] Howard University Bookstore
Click for Map2225 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20059

Store Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Run by Barnes and Noble
Phone: 202-238-2640, Fax: 202-986-1981

34] Imoya Treasures, Inc
1465 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 732-388-4955, Fax: 208-246-7796

Opened in: 2000 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

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35] Jumel Terrace Books
426 W. 160th St.
New York, NY 10032

Store Hours: By Appointment Only
Owner/Proprietor: Kurt Thometz
Phone: 212-928-9525 Opened in: 2004 –

36] Knowledge Bookstore
177 Queen Street West
Brampton, ON L6Y 1M5

Store Hours: Mon – Wed: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm, Thu – Fri: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm, Sat: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm –
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 905-459-9875 Featuring Afrocentric Bookstore in Ontario featuring African-American, Canadian and Caribbean literature, dolls, figurines, shea butter, hair, beauty products.

37] La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E.103rd St.
New York, NY 10029

Store Hours: Tues – Sat 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m, Sun 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Aurora Anaya-Cerda
Phone: (212) 426 – 2626 Opened in: 2012 – Dedicated to providing cultural, and educational programs via literature and art in East Harlem.

La Casa Azul Bookstore Information Updated:2014-03-21

38] La Unique African American Books & Cultural Center
111 N 6th St.
Camden, NJ 08102

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Closed Sunday (Saturdays in the summer)
Owner/Proprietor: Larry Miles
Phone: (856) 338-1958 Opened in: 1992

39] Lushena Bookstore
607 Country Club Drive, Unit E
Bensenville, IL 60106

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 630-238-8708, Fax: 630-238-8824

40] Magnolia Tree Books
310 N. Magnolia Street, Suite 101A
Laurel, MS 39440

Store Hours: Open: Sometime after sunrise, Close: Sometime after sunset
Owner/Proprietor: zaji
Phone: 601-342-0990 Opened in: 2013 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

41] Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination
321 W. Antrim Drive
Greenville, SC 29606

Store Hours: Mo, We, Fr, Sa 12 – 6:00 p.m. – Tu, Th 12 – 9:00 p.m. (Closed Sundays)
Owner/Proprietor: Efia Nwangaza
Phone: (864) 239-0470 Opened in: 1991 – Buy books by and about Afrikan people, of and for all ages, from toddlers to PhD.

42] Martin Luther King Library
901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Store Hours: Mo-Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Fri – Sat 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Michelle Casto
Phone: 202-727-0321 Opened in: 1972 –

43] MasterWorks Books
2703 Curry Drive
Adelphi, MD 20783

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 301-422-2168, Fax: 301-422-1289

Opened in: 2000 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

44] Medu Bookstore, Greenbriar Mall
2841 Greenbriar Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30331

Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor: Nia Damali
Phone: 404-346-3263, Fax: 404-346-0161

Opened in: 1989 – Medu, “The Power of the Word”

45] MeJah Books & Crafts, Tri-State Mall
333 Naaman’s Road
Claymont, DE 19703

Store Hours: Mo-Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 12noon-5PM
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 302-793-3424 Opened in: 2000 –

46] Mood Makers Books & Art Gallery Village Gate Square
274 N. Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607

Store Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Closed Sun
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 877.223.1730, Fax: 585-271-2313

Opened in: 1994 –

47] Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe
12511 Woodward Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203

Store Hours: Mon – Wed: 10 am – 6 pm, Thu: 10 am – 6 pm, 9 pm – 12 am, Fri – Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: (313) 865-1288

48] National Archives NECA, Library Rm. 2380
8601 Adelphi Rd.
College Park, MD 207345

Store Hours: Research Hrs: Mon – Sat 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Closed Sun and Federal Holidays
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 301-837-2000 Opened in: 1996 –

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49] NuBian Books
1540 Southlak Pkwy, Ste 7A
Morrow, GA 30260

 

Store Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Marcus Williams.
Phone: 678-422-6120 Opened in: 1999 –

50] Nubian Cultural Outreach Center
7720 Linwood Ave
Shreveport, LA 71106

 

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: (318) 686-4477 Opened in: 0000 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of April 4, 2014.

51] Off the Beaten Path Books & Cafe
33314 Grand River Ave
Farmington, MI 48336

Store Hours: Mon & Tues Closed; Wed, Thur, Fri, & Sat Noon – 10pm, Sun Noon – 7pm
Owner/Proprietor: Salathiel Palland
Phone: (248) 987-6055 Opened in: 2010 – 19th Century Steampunk themed Bookstore & Steampunk Emporium in Farmington, MI

52] Official Connection
312 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 7pm
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: (718) 488-0006 Opened in: 2010 – Official Connection offers an incredible array of content. Featuring hundreds of books, videos, VCRs, bookmarks, incense, African masks, and figurines.

53] Olive Tree Books-n-Voices
97 Hancock Street
Springfield, MA 01109

Store Hours: Th – Fr 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sat 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Zee Johnson
Phone: 413-737-6400, Fax: 413-737-6400

54] Positive Vibes
6220 B Indian River Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Store Hours: Mon – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: A Partnership
Phone: 757-523-1399 Opened in: 1992 – Afrikan Literature, Books Art & Accessories

55] Progressive Emporium & Education Center
1108 North Sarah Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63113

Store Hours: Monday -Saturday 11:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sundays Closed
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: (314) 875-9277 Opened in: 0000 – Features hundreds of books on black/Afrikan culture, life, education, art and has many out of print books.

56] Pyramid Art Books & Custom Framing

1001 Wright Avenue, Suite C
Little Rock, AR 72206

Store Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 501-372-5824, Fax: 501-372-7133

Opened in: 1988 –

57] Huria Search Screen ShotPyramid Books
544-2 Gateway Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Store Hours: Mon Closed, Tue – Thurs 11:00a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Fri – Sat 11:00a.m. to 8:00p.m., Sun Noon to 5:00p.m
Owner/Proprietor: Akbar, Denise & Shaka
Phone: 561-731-4422 Opened in: 1993 – Pyramid Books also specializes in hard-to-find books

58] Revolution Books
146 W. 26th Street
New York,, NY 10001

 

Store Hours: Mon – Sun 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Not-for-Profit
Phone: 212-691-3345 Opened in: 1978 – Scientific and poetic, wrangling and visionary, Revolution Books is at the center of building a movement for revolution.

59] Sankofa Video Books & Cafe
Click for Map2714 Georgia Ave.,NW
Washington, DC 20001

Store Hours: Mo-Sa 11AM-8PM; Su 11AM-7PM
Owner/Proprietor: Shirikiana Gerima
Phone: 202-234-4755, Fax: 202-234-5735

Opened in: 1982 –

60] Shades of Afrika Bookstore
1001 E 4th St.
Long Beach , CA 90802

Store Hours: Tue – Wed: 11am – 7pm, Thu: 11am – 10pm, Fri: 11am – 7pm, Sat: 11am – 10pm, Sun: 11am – 4pm
Owner/Proprietor: Sista Renee Quarles
Phone: (562) 436-2210 Opened in: 1994 – Our Mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Afrikan Diaspora.

61] Shrine of the Black Madonna
5309 M.L.K. King
Houston, TX 77021

Store Hours: Temporarily CLOSED
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 832-408-1071 Opened in: 1986 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

62] Shrine of the Black Madonna, Book Store and Cultural Center
13535 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48238

Store Hours: Fri & Sat 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Nkenge Bishop Abi
Phone: 313-491-0777 Opened in: 1978 –

63] Sister’s Uptown Bookstore
1942 Amsterdam Avenue (at 156th Street)
New York, NY 10032

Store Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sat: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Janifer P. Wilson
Phone: 212-862-3680, Fax: 212.862.7593

Opened in: 2000 – African-centered, homework help, internet, lectures, sign language classes, spoken word poetry, theatrical productions, yoga

64] Sisters Bookshop
209 Edgewood Ave S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303

Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: (404) 585-6243

65] Smiley’s Bookstore

40 East Dominguez Suite K
Carson, CA 90746

Store Hours: Mon: 8:30 am – 8:00 am, Sat: 9:00 am – 8:00 am, Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 am
Phone: (310) 324-8444 Opened in: 1993 – Known as the ‘Literacy Hub of the South Bay’, the bookstore is also the home of the famous Juice-C-Juice Bar

66] Source Booksellers
4240 Cass Ave Suite 105
Detroit, MI 48201

Store Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m, Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Janet Jones
Phone: 313-832-1155 Opened in: 1989 – A Unique Niche of Non-fiction Since 1989

67] That Bookstore In Blytheville
316 West Main Street
Blytheville, AR 72315

Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m, Closed on Sundays
Owner/Proprietor: Chris Crawley
Phone: 870-763-3333 Opened in: 1976 – Mission: “The Literary Hub of the Community” Slogan: “We Are Your Source For Signed, First Edition John Grisham Books.”

68] The African Book Shelf
1324Q Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44112

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 216-681-6511 Opened in: 2000 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

69] The Book Suite
887 E. Long Street
Columbus, OH 43203

Store Hours: Tue-Sat: Noon – 7 pm, Monday Noon – 5pm, Sunday: Closed
Owner/Proprietor: James
Phone: 614-252-4552 Opened in: 0000 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

70] The Booksmith
283 Market Street
Seneca, SC 29678

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor: VaLinda VaLinda

71] The Children Of The Sun
2802 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 202-299-0279

 

72] The Dock Bookshop
6637 Meadowbrook Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Store Hours: Mon – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m, Sun 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Donya Craddock

Phone: 817-457-5700, Fax: 817-423-7756

Opened in: 2008 – The Dock Bookshop is the largest independent, full service, African-American owned bookstore in Texas and the Southwest

73] The Pan-African Connection Bookstore
828 Fourth Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226

Store Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Bandele Tyehimba
Phone: 214-943-8262 Opened in: 1989 – The Best Short Trip to Africa Without Getting on an Airplane

74] The Reader’s Choice
1950 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Store Hours: Tue – Fri 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 414-265-2003, Fax: 414-449-9476

75] The Schomburg Center for Research Into Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10037-1801

Store Hours: Mon 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tues – Thur 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fri – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: (212) 491-2206 Opened in: 1926 – Books Located in the Library’s Gift Shop

76] The Shrine of the Black Madonna
946 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Store Hours: Tues – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 404-549-8676 Opened in: 1970 –

77] The Studio Museum of Harlem
144 West 125th St.
New York, NY 10027

Store Hours: Thurs – Fri 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 212-864-4500, Fax: 212-864-4800

Opened in: 1968 –

78] The Truth Bookstore
21500 Northwestern Highway, Northland Mall Store # 779
Southfield, MI 48075

Store Hours: Mon – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 248-557-4824 Opened in: 1994 – The Best in Afrocentric Books, Clothing, Art and Gifts

79] The Underground Bookstore
1727 E. 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60617

Store Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 773-768-8869 Opened in: 1992 –

The Wild Fig Books
1439 Leestown Road
Lexington, KY 40511

 

Store Hours: Mon-Thu: 8am – 6pm, Fri-Sat: 8am – 8pm, Sun: 2pm – 6pm
Owner/Proprietor: Ronald Davis & Crystal Wilkinson
Phone: 859-381-8133 Opened in: 2011 – The Wild Fig Bookstore offers quality used books and a few recent new releases

80] Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
13197 Gladstone Ave. Unit A
Sylmar, CA 91342

Store Hours: Mon to Thur 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fri 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Non-for-Profit
Phone: 818-939-3433 Opened in: 2001 – Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural is a not-for-profit cultural arts center and bookstore

81] Timbuktu Bookstore
3601 East Ocean View Avenue, Unit C.
Norfolk, VA 23518

Store Hours: Friday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sat. & Sunday. 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Bro. Furqaan S. Ali
Phone: 757-374-4591 Opened in: 2003 – Knowledge is the Only Weapon You Need

82] Uhuru Books
308 Prince Street #258
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor: Otieno
Phone: 612-812-1325 Opened in: 2013 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

83] Ujamaa Book Store
1493 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43205

Store Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Mustafaa Shabazz
Phone: 614-258-4633 Opened in: 1997 – Internet radio; Juneteenth Ohio Festival; Soul Food Music Festival

84] Underground Books
2814 35th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Store Hours: Tues – Sat 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Rose Johnson
Phone: 916-737-3333, Fax: 916-737-7466

85] Urban Books On Wheels
28 Old Tpke
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Store Hours: Mon – Sun, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: (609) 383-9100 Opened in: 0000 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

86] Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Store Hours: Tues – Fri 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sat 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Veronica Liu
Phone: (347) 688-4456 Opened in: 2013 –

87] Yoruba Book Center

610 New York Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Store Hours: Tu – Sa 11am – 6pm
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 718.774.5800 Opened in: 0000 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

88] Zahra’s Books and Things
900 North La Brea Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302

Store Hours: Mo-Sa 11AM-7PM; Su 12noon-5PM
Owner/Proprietor: Renee Mendscole
Phone: 310-330-1300 Opened in: 2000 –

89] Zambezi Bazaar
4334 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Store Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sun: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor: The Kimbrough Family
Phone: Opened in: 1990 – Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.

90] Zawadi Books
2460 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

Store Hours: 12:00 – 4:00 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and SaturdaysKenneth and Sharon Holley
Owner/Proprietor: Kenneth and Sharon Holley
Phone: 716-903-6740 Opened in: 2012 – Specialize in books by and about people of African descent.

 

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