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★ Launched in 1998, is the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books by or about people of African descent. We celebrate Black culture through books for readers of all backgrounds. is:

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We maintain a curated database of over 10,000 hand picked books covering over a century of Black literature. You’ll find book reviews, bestsellers lists, book awards, excerpts, publisher information, a variety of purchase options, and more. Visit our Books Section.

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We have profiles of over 3,300 authors, 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.

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You’ll discover almost 150 important book fairs and conferences coming up during the next 12 months, as well as video, articles, and photos of events we’ve covered over going back over 20 years. Visit our Events Section.

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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 provide lists of bookstores, book clubs, book websites and a variety of advertising opportunities to help authors and publishers connect with readers who will enjoy their books.Visit our Resources Section.

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We hold interesting conversions in the following areas; Black literature; culture, race and the economy; blogger and website strategies; poetry; and we even provide a place to share your press releases. Let your voice be heard and Join the Conversation.

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

Please pardon our appearance, as the final stages of an 20 month overhaul of will be completed in May of this year.