Bestselling, Award Winning, New, and Classic Black Literature
We maintain a curated and growing collection of over 11,000 titles covering century of Black literature and nonfiction. You’ll find reviews, bestsellers lists, awards, excerpts, publisher information, and a variety of purchase options for African American Books and Black Literature from around the world.
Bestselling Books for all of 2018 (plus every year since 1997)
Important Lists of Books
★ The Top 10 Books in 100 Different Categories
★ Books Published in the Last 60 Days
★ Books Coming Out in the Next 6 Months and Beyond
★ Bestselling Books for the Full Year
★ Top 120+ Recommended African-American Children’s Books
★ Visit our Book Reviews Section
★ The Most Critically Acclaimed Books of the Past 40 Years
★ 100 Bestselling Books of All Time
★ 100 Essential Black Books
★ Top 100 Selling Publisher Imprints
★ Black-Owned Publishing Companies
★ Favorite 100 Titles of the 20th Century
★ The QBR 100 Essential Black Books
★ Favorite 100 Titles of the 21sth Century (list being compiled now, cast your vote)
★ Go On Girl! Book Club’s Complete Reading List (1991 – 2018)
★ The Coffee Will Make You Black Book Club’s Reading List (1998–2006, and 2010)
★ The Power List BestSelling Books (Spring 2013 to Spring 2015)
★ Get Your Book on AALBC.com
We track all of the Black winners of the National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prize, Carter G. Woodson Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and many more. Winners of these awards are factored into our formula for determining The Most Critically Acclaimed Books of the Past 40 Years.
The Coffee Will Make You Black is AALBC’s online book club. Check out our reading list and participate in discussions that take place over the course of a month. There is no commitment or pressure; just enjoy.