Category Archives: bookstore

Only 54 Black Owned Bookstores Remain in America

This is a follow up to an article, Death of the Black Owned, Independent, Bookstore, originally published here on March 25, 2012.   The article highlighted the fact the we had lost 66% of our Black owned bookstores, in the … Continue reading

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Help Keep the Country’s Oldest Black-owned Bookstore Open

December 5th 2013 Update on Marcus Books Marcus Books, one of the country’s oldest African American-run bookstores, may be able to stay indefinitely in its San Francisco location under a deal the owners have reached with the couple who purchased … Continue reading

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I have not read a book in three months!

As crazy as this might sound:  The president of the largest, 2nd oldest, and most frequently visited website dedicated to books written by or for African American readers has not read a complete book in the better part of three months. … Continue reading

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