Category Archives: reading

The Top Cities for Readers of African American Literature

AALBC.com assessed the relative strengths of almost 300 American cities, to determine which ones are best able to provide environments that are supportive of, and conducive to, the enjoyment of African American Literature. Our 2014 list improves on our original list, first … Continue reading

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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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Mixed Race or Just Mixed Up? Children’s Books Provide Answers

I noticed a surge in the number of books I sold, over the last two months (see best-selling books list), that dealt with issues of mixed race people.   Forty percent of the fiction, best-selling, titles addressed this complicated and often … Continue reading

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