★ 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, Reviews, Events, Resources, Discussions, a Blog, Book Club, Articles, Home to #ReadingBlack, and Much More ►

We maintain a curated and growing collection of over 14,000 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 4,100 authors and illustrators, which includes 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 1,050 books and hundreds of films. Visit our Reviews Section ►


Events Section showcasing Book Events, Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences taking place (2020 and 2021)

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. 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 ►


#readingblack encouraging everyone to read quality books written by Black people

The mission of #readingblack is to encourage everyone to read quality books written by Black people and to purchase those books from independent booksellers. We strive to develop strategies that will make it easier for book buyers to support our mission. Join the #readingblack Movement.