★ Dedicated to Books by or About People of African Descent

AALBC is the oldest, largest, and most popular online bookstore dedicated to African American literature and Black Literature from around the world. We celebrate Black culture, through books, for ALL readers to enjoy. AALBC is: Books, Authors, Events, Resources, Discussion, Blog, Book Club, and Articles. Read more About Us ►

We maintain a curated and growing collection of over 12,000 books covering a century of Black literature. You’ll find reviews, bestsellers, awards, excerpts, publisher information, a variety of purchase options, and more. Visit our Books Section ►


We have profiles of over 3,700 authors, which includes their biographies, published books, interviews, videos, and more. You’ll find writers, in every genre, from the United States, Africa, and the entire the African Diaspora. Visit our Authors Section ►


We’ve reviewed over 1,000 books and hundreds of films. Visit our Reviews Section ►


Events Section showcasing Book Events, Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences taking place (2019 and 2020) Troy Johnson at the Austin African American Book Festival

You’ll discover almost 150 important book fairs and conferences coming up during the next 12 months, as well as videos, articles, and photos of events we’ve covered since 1998.
Check out photos from the Austin African American Book Festival. AALBC’s Troy Johnson gave a talk on the book industry during this terrific event! Visit our Events Section ►


We share a wealth of information for both professional and aspiring writers. We provide manuscript editing, book printing, and a variety of other tools and articles to help writers produce their best possible book. We also share lists of bookstores, book clubs, book websites and provide a variety of advertising opportunities to help authors and publishers connect with the readers who will enjoy their books the most. Visit our Resources Section ►


Discussions of African American books, authors as well as Black culture

We hold interesting conversions on Black literature, culture, blogging and website strategies, poetry, and more. Share your ideas and Join the Conversation ►


Discussions of African American books, authors as well as Black culture

Founder and webmaster, Troy Johnson, has interesting information to share. Visit Troy’s Blog ►


#readingblack encouraging everyone to read quality books written by Black people Book cover: I Do Love You Still by Mary B. Morrison

Participation is easy (more on how our club operates). Discussions are held on the book’s description page, where it says “Join the discussion….” Feel free to join us anytime; discussions are not limited to the month the book was selected and anyone may join the conversation.

Our September 2019 selection is I Do Love You Still by Mary B. Morrison. Join our book discussion today! ►

AALBC.com has written hundreds of articles related.

We’ve published hundred of articles related to books, authors, publishing, and web based technologies.