Bookstores in the United States that Specialize in Black Literature

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5 Bookstores Found in Illinois


Afriware Books, Co

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Maywood, IL 60153

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Store Hours: Th-Fi 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sa 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Nzingha Nommo
Phone: 708-223-8081
Stored Opened in: 1993

Afriware Books, Co Information Updated: 2015-12-13

Da Book Joint

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Chicago, IL 60615

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Owner/Proprietor: Verlean Singletary
Phone: 773-655-3146
Stored Opened in: 2007

Da Book Joint Information Updated: 2021-12-28

Frontline Books & Kultural Emporium

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Click for Map5206 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

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Profile Page for: Frontline Books & Kultural Emporium
Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 11-7, Sun: 11-5
Owner/Proprietor: Sekou
Phone: (773) 288-7718
Stored Opened in: 1987
Chicago's premier Rastafari & Pan-African bookstore
Frontline Books & Kultural Emporium Information Updated: 2014-03-14

Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery

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Chicago, IL 60642

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Store Hours: Sun & Mon- CLOSED, Tue - Thu 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fri & Sat 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: DL Mullen
Phone: 312-877-5170
Stored Opened in: 2019

Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery Information Updated: 2019-09-11

The Underground Bookstore

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Chicago, IL 60617

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Store Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Phone: 773-768-8869
Stored Opened in: 1992

The Underground Bookstore Information Updated: 2014-03-19

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