Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Support Today

We encourage you to support black-owned independent bookstores in your area—not just now, but always—by buying books, going to store events, and following them on social media.

These suggestions below are, by no means, an exhaustive list of black-owned bookstores. For further resources, see this list of 124 bookstores across America. And please contact us on Algonquin’s Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to let us know of even more stores.

Loyalty Bookstores – Washington, DC & Silver Spring, MD

The LIT. Bar – Bronx, NY

Café Con Libros — Brooklyn,  NY

Brain Lair Books – South Bend, IN

EyeSeeMe – St. Louis, MO

Mahogany Books – Washington, DC

Semicolon – Chicago, IL

Frugal Bookstore – Roxbury, MA

Little Boho Bookshop – Bayonne, NJ

Harriett’s Bookshop – Philadelphia, PA

Source Booksellers – Detroit, MI

Uncle Bobbie’s – Philadelphia, PA

Sisters Uptown – Washington Heights, NY

Books & Stuff – Philadelphia, PA

Key Bookstore

Ashay by the Bay – Vallejo, CA

Olive Tree – Springfield, MA

Susie’s Stories – Rockport, MA

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