Bookstores in the United States that Specialize in Black Literature

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17 Bookstores Found in Georgia

44th & 3rd Bookseller

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Click for MapEntra West End 451 Lee Street SW, Unit B
Atlanta, GA 30310

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Store Hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Closed Mon
Owner/Proprietor: Warren, Cheryl, and Allyce Lee
Phone: (678) 692-6519
Stored Opened in: 2017

44th & 3rd Bookseller is a family-owned, multi-cultural book and culture brand headquartered in the heart of Atlanta, GA. Founders, Warren, Cheryl, and Allyce Lee, established the brand in 2017. Their mission is to continue a source of unbiased literature that is true to the rich culture of excellence experienced and expressed in the Black community world-wide.

44th & 3rd Bookseller Information Updated: 2021-11-09

All Things Inspiration Giftique

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Click for Map1400 Veterans Memorial Highway SE, Suite 140
Mableton, GA 30126

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Owner/Proprietor: LaVonya Tensley
Phone: 678-671-0270
Stored Opened in: 2019
A Christian bookstore offering a great selection of Christian literature, church supplies, Bibles, communion, unique gifts, greeting cards, African American literature, leadership books, and a curated selection of popular fiction & nonfiction titles.
All Things Inspiration Giftique Information Updated: 2020-11-18

Avant-garde Books

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Click for Map850 Oak Street
SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

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Store Hours: Tues — Sat 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone: 678-348-0112
Stored Opened in: 2018

Avant-garde Books is a bookstore in West End Mall. They also host book fairs. Their mission is to strengthen and support literacy development around the world, especially for children who reside in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.

Avant-garde Books Information Updated: 2022-04-17

Birdsong Books

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Click for Map650 Peeksville Road
Locust Grove, GA 30248

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Store Hours: Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Dr. Erica Atkins
Phone: 404-991-4205
Stored Opened in: 2021

Birdsong Books is a new and used books store specializing in general fiction, self-help, Christian Living, children and other non-fiction books.

Birdsong Books Information Updated: 2022-01-14

Black Dot Cultural Center

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Click for Map6984 Main St.
Lithonia, GA 30058

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Profile Page for: Black Dot Cultural Center
Store Hours: Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun closed
Owner/Proprietor: Adigun Kazemde Ajamu
Phone: 404-519-8107
Stored Opened in: 2017

Black Dot Cultural Center Information Updated: 2018-12-13

Book Boutique

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Click for Map260 18th Street Suite 10110
Atlanta, GA 30363

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Store Hours: Mon 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tue - Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat & Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Store Manager: Kiera Northington, Owners: Rodney Daniel and Monique S. Hall
Phone: 404-249-9906
Stored Opened in: 2018

Book Boutique is one of Atlanta's ultimate premier African American owned, multicultural bookstores.

Co-owner Monique S. Hall is also an accomplished author

Book Boutique Information Updated: 2020-11-23


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Click for Map4451 Marietta Street
Powder Springs, GA 30127

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Store Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, and Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thurs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun Closed
Phone: 770-439-2029
Stored Opened in: 2005

The Book Worm opened its doors in October of 2005. Julia Davis, a children’s book author, took ownership in November 2020 when the former owner retired. Ms. Davis’ passion for promoting self-love and literacy has become the foundation that The Book Worm stands on.

Bookworm Information Updated: 2022-04-17

Brave + Kind Bookshop

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Click for Map 722 W. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

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Store Hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, and Sat 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat, Sun, and Mon Closed
Owner/Proprietor: Bunny Hilliard
Phone: 470-440-5714
Stored Opened in: 0000

Brave + Kind Bookshop is a neighborhood independent bookstore that specializes in a thoughtfully curated and inclusive collection of children’s books. We pride ourselves on bringing artful and beautiful stories that inspire bravery + kindness (and creativity) to our readers and their family and friends.

Brave + Kind Bookshop Information Updated: 2022-04-17

Early Literacy Development Agency (ELDA)

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Click for MapNew Black Wall Street Market, 8109 Mall Parkway
Stonecrest, GA 30038

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Profile Page for: Early Literacy Development Agency (ELDA)
Store Hours:
Owner/Proprietor: Cynthia Shambry
Phone: 404-369-1470
Stored Opened in: 0000

Early Literacy Development Agency (ELDA) is a child development program that promotes diversity & inclusion by providing exposure to multicultural books, educational material, and services with the intent to instill the love of learning through reading.

Early Literacy Development Agency (ELDA) Information Updated: 2022-04-18

For Keeps Bookstore

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Click for Map171 Auburn Ave NE, Unit H1
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Store Hours: Thursday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stored Opened in: 2019
African American rare books, classics and ephemera. Open from 10-5 Thursday-Sunday.
For Keeps Bookstore Information Updated: 2020-11-25

House Of Pages Bookstore

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Click for Map6035 Peachtree Pkwy, Ste A
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Store Hours: Call
Owner/Proprietor: Jamillah
Phone: (470) 246-7087
Stored Opened in: 2021

Grand opening tentatively scheduled for the March of 2022.

House Of Pages Bookstore is a general interest store who offers new and used books, book related merchandise, stationary, gifts, and media items online and at their retail space.

House Of Pages Bookstore Information Updated: 2022-02-04

Medu Bookstore, Greenbriar Mall

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Click for Map2841 Greenbriar Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30331

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Profile Page for: Medu Bookstore, Greenbriar Mall
Store Hours: Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor: Nia Damali
Phone: 404-346-3263
Stored Opened in: 1989
Medu, "The Power of the Word"
Medu Bookstore, Greenbriar Mall Information Updated: 2014-03-19

NuBian Books

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Click for Map1540 Southlak Pkwy, Ste 7A
Morrow, GA 30260

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Profile Page for: NuBian Books
Store Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Marcus Williams.
Phone: 678-422-6120
Stored Opened in: 1999

NuBian Books Information Updated: 2014-03-19


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Click for Map3301 Salem Road
Covington, GA 30016

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Store Hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sat 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sun and Mon Closed
Phone: 470-207-1549
Stored Opened in: 0000

Onyx Bookstore is a Black-owned, woman-owned, unique and relaxing independent bookstore cafe, and supporter of local Black-owned businesses and artists. Serving the community with excellent books, international coffee, and delicious fresh baked goods.

Onyx Information Updated: 2022-04-17

Shrine of the Black Madonna (Atlanta)

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Click for Map946 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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Profile Page for: Shrine of the Black Madonna (Atlanta)
Store Hours: Wed - Sat 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Aminika Covington
Phone: 404-549-8676
Stored Opened in: 1975

The Shrine Cultural Center & Bookstore is a separate component of the church located next door to our sanctuary building. The Shrine of the Black Madonna is a Christian church rooted in Black Liberation Theology. The Cultural Center has always been known for its solid selection of books dealing with the Pan-African experience. In addition, we offer a good selection of African ceremonial masks, instruments, clothes and wood sculptures. Also, connected to the bookstore is an African Holocaust Museum and the Karamou Gallery (Red Room), used for community events, book signings and lectures.

Shrine of the Black Madonna (Atlanta) Information Updated: 2021-09-15

The Listening Tree

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Click for Map2308 Candler Rd.
Decatur, GA 30032

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Profile Page for: The Listening Tree
Store Hours: Thu & Fri. 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Sat. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Omar and Kimberly Finley
Stored Opened in: 2014

The Listening Tree is a children's booktique created to perpetuate literacy and a love of reading in our global community.

The Listening Tree Information Updated: 2019-11-08

Young Gifted & Black

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Click for Map5370 Stone Mountain Hwy #770
Stone Mountain, GA

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Profile Page for: Young Gifted & Black
Store Hours: Sun and Mon: Closed; Tue - Fri: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Phone: 678-292-6808
Stored Opened in: 0000

Young Gifted & Black Information Updated: 2022-04-18

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