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18 Black-Owned Bookstores to Support in the South

18 Black-Owned Bookstores to Support in the South

What’s a tour Down South without visiting an independently-owned Black bookstore? More than places that sell books, they are hubs for learning more about local culture, and perfect stops for good old hospitality in the form of a quiet space to hear your own thoughts, meet locals, buy books and other items by local vendors or enjoy programming. We have rounded up 18 bookstores you can visit in-person and/or shop online. 

18 Black-Owned Bookstores to Support in the South

Arkansas

Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing | Hearne Fine Art

1001 Wright Avenue, Little Rock, AR  72206

501-372-5824 | pyramidartbooks@gmail.com

Facebook: @HearneFineArt Instagram: @HearneFineArt

Florida

AALBC (The African American Literature Book Club) Online

Based in Tampa, FL | troy@aalbc.com 

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Facebook: @aalbcfanpage Instagram: @aalbc

Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature & Culture Museum

30 A St. George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

904-217-8255 | bradlcmuseum@gmail.com

Instagram: @bradlcmuseumandbooks

Georgia

brave + kind bookshop

722 W. College Ave., Decatur, GA  30030

470-440-5714 | hello@braveandkindbookshop.com 

Facebook: @braveandkindbooks Instagram: @braveandkindbooks 

Medu Bookstore

2841 Greenbriar Pkwy. SW, Atlanta, GA, 30331

404-346-3263 | Instagram: @medubookstoreatl

Kentucky 

Wild Fig Coffee & Books
726 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508

859-739-3207 | wildfigworkercooperative@gmail.com

Instagram: @wildfigbooksandcoffee

Louisiana

Baldwin and Company Bookstore

1030 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

504-354-1741 | info@baldwinandcobooks.com

Instagram: @baldwinandcompany

Maryland

Loyalty Bookstores

823 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Instagram: @loyaltybooks

North Carolina

The Urban Reader

440 East McCullough Drive, Suite A-130, Charlotte NC 28262

980-938-5767 | Instagram: @urbanreaderbook

South Carolina

Turning Page Bookshop

604 Saint James Avenue, Suite I, Goose Creek, South Carolina 29445

843-640-3164 | info@turningpagebookshop.com

Instagram: @turningpagebookshop

Tennessee 

DeMoir Books & Things
739 White Station Rd, MEMPHIS, Tennessee 38122
901-464-0395 | demoirbooksandthings@gmail.com

Instagram: @demoirbooks

Texas

Black Pearl Books

4803 Burnet Rd., Austin TX 78756

512-902-9717 | info@blackpearlbookstore.com

Instagram: @blackpearlbooks

ENDA’S BOOKTIQUE

428 North Main Street, Duncanville, Texas 75116

972-460-6362 | Instagram: @endasbooktique

Virginia

Books and Crannies

50 E. Church Street, Suite 4, Martinsville, VA 24112

276-403-4380 | staff@booksandcranniesva.com

Instagram: @booksncrannies_

Harambee Books & Artworks

1132 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

703-299-2591 | info@harambeebooks.org 

Instagram: @harambeebooks_artworks

Washington, District of Columbi

Loyalty Bookstores

843 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011

Instagram: @loyaltybooks

Mahogany Books

1231 Good Hope Rd., S.E., Washington, DC 20020

844-279-6239 | Instagram: @mahoganybooks

Sankofa Video Books & Cafe

2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

202-234-4755 | Instagram: @sankofadc

Due to COVID-19 restrictions some bookstores are operating accordingly, while others are selling online. Call ahead to learn policies and procedures. 

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