★ 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, and Much More ►
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 3,800 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 ►
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 ►
We hold interesting conversions on Black literature, culture, blogging and website strategies, poetry, and more. Share your ideas and Join the Conversation ►
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.