Bestselling, Award Winning, New, and Classic Black Literature

We maintain a curated and growing collection of over 12,000 titles covering century of Black literature and nonfiction from around the world. You’ll find reviews, bestsellers lists, awards, excerpts, publisher information, and a variety of purchase options. Readers can discover books grouped by over 1,500 different categories.

Bestselling Books by Two-Month Reporting Period:

Sep/Oct 2018 | Jul/Aug 2018 | May/Jun 2018 | Mar/Apr 2018 | Jan/Feb 2018 | Nov/Dec 2017 Bestselling Book Seal Bestselling Books for 2018, and Every Year Since 1998.

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Important Lists of Books

Books Coming Out in the Next 6 Months and Beyond
Books Published in the Last 60 Days
100 Bestselling Books of All-Time
The Top 10 Books in 100 Different Categories
Bestselling Books for the Full Year
Top 120+ Recommended African-American Children’s Books
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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)
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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.

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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.

Go On Girl! Book Club’s Reading List (Since 1991)
Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc. Complete Reading List (Since 1991)

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