Independent Websites Dedicated to Authors of African Descent

These Black-owned, online booksellers operate websites whose primary focus is on books written by people of African descent. Most also operate brick and mortar stores. The sites are listed alphabetically. A printable list of these book sites. Sites must have their own domain name and , and handle customer transactions directly, to be included on this list.


Underground Books #1 -  Underground Books

www.underground-books.com

Physical Store: Yes
Email: gwest@underground-books.com
Launched: Mar 26, 2003 (19 Years, 8 Months ago)

Underground Books opened in the summer of 2003 and is the literary hub of Oak Park. Since the closing of the only library in Oak Park in the 1970’s, it became the mission of St. HOPE founder, Kevin Johnson, to ensure that the students and the community had access to books. As part of the larger 40 Acres Cultural Center, Underground Books is a nonprofit under St. HOPE and has become a gathering place for neighborhood residents.



Underground Books’s information was added to our database on Jun 29, 2017, and was last updated Feb 21, 2022.

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